The area’s main awards ceremony for companies within the vacationer sector occurred in Inverness final night time.
At a glittering occasion held within the Kingsmills Resort a complete of 15 winners had been introduced, with a lot of companies additionally being extremely counseled.
This 12 months’s awards, sponsored by Royal Financial institution of Scotland, attracted a file variety of entries, delighting and impressing judges after such a difficult two years for the sector.
HITA chairman Laurence Younger mentioned: “It was simply so good to get again to the HITA awards ceremony once more and all be in a single glittering, star-filled ballroom after so lengthy!
“Additionally to benefit from the power of so a lot of our main tourism and hospitality companies collectively – our Highlands and Islands ‘titans’, wanting to see who was to win the finalist accolade in every class.
“The judges had been actually challenged this 12 months: so many purposes and such a powerful subject of passionate and dedicated companies.
“The award night time is a becoming finale to the 2022 contest and the board of HITA ship congratulations to all the finalists and the winners; we are going to observe your journeys with nice curiosity over the months forward.”
Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards (HITA) 2022 winners
Finest bar/ pub: MacGregor’s Bars
Finest B&B/ visitor home expertise: Tigh Na Mara Visitor Home
Finest eatery expertise: Coll Resort; extremely counseled – No.88 Ltd
Finest resort expertise (beneath 20 rooms): Coll Resort
Finest resort expertise (over 20 rooms): Mackays Resort
Finest out of doors or journey expertise: In Your Ingredient
Finest self catering lodging expertise: Knoydart Conceal
Finest customer attraction expertise: Shetland Seabird excursions – The Noss Boat; extremely counseled – Highland Wildlife Park
Meals tourism award: Beinn an Tuirc Distillers Ltd
Highland ambassador: Ellie and Murray Lamont
Highland rising star: Dougal Cameron, The Lunchbox Boys; extremely counseled – Michael Bell, Loch Ness Cruises
Excellent cultural occasion or competition: Fèis Ile, The Islay Competition; extremely counseled – Reside at 5, MacGregor’s Bars
Royal Financial institution of Scotland local weather champion: Go to Inverness Loch Ness
Tourism and hospitality hero: Graham Rooney, Platform 1864
Working collectively for tourism: Wild Skies Shetland