2017 / 2018 Regional Winners

Glasgow

Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards

The 2017 / 2018 Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards Regional Winners 

Category Winner  Location 
Best Accommodation Provider Down on the Farm Fraserburgh
Best Bar / Pub McGinty's Meal An' Ale Aberdeen
Best Cultural Event or Festival True North Music Festival Aberdeen
Best Heritage Tourism Experience Glen Garioch Distillery Inverurie
Best Informal Eating Experience The Cock and Bull Balmedie
Best Outdoor / Adventure Experience Deeside Activity Park Aboyne
Best Restaurant Experience No 10 Bar & Restaurant Aberdeen
Best Sporting Event Scottish National Age Group Swimming Championships Aberdeen
Best Visitor Attraction DogWalk Brewery Tour Ellon
Innovation in Tourism Peterhead Prison Museum Peterhead
Most Hospitable B&B / Guest House Lys-Na-Greyne Aboyne
Most Hospitable Hotel Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course Oldmeldrum
Regional Ambassador Peter Walker, Meldrum House Hotel & Golf Course Oldmeldrum
Regional Rising Star Hannah Beedie, Castle Fraser Garden & Estate Inverurie
Tourism & Hospitality Hero Colin Gunn, Holiday Inn Aberdeen West Aberdeen
Working Together for Tourism Discover Fraserburgh Tourism Group Fraserburgh
Lifetime Achievement Award Peter Medley  

Central, Fife & Tayside

The 2017 / 2018 Central, Fife & Tayside Regional Winners

Category Winner  Location 
Best Accommodation Provider Lochend Chalets Stirling
J Thomson Colour Printers - Best Bar / Pub The Boudingait Cupar, Fife
Caledonian MacBrayne - Best Cultural Event or Festival Mhor Festival 2017, Balquidder Stirling
Historic Environment Scotland - Best Heritage Tourism Experience The Black Watch Castle and Museum Perth
Best Informal Eating Experience Venachar Lochside Callander
Best Outdoor/Adventure Experience Nae Limits Pitlochry, Perthshire
Best Restaurant Experience The Wee Restaurant North Queensferry, Fife
Best Sporting Event Blair Castle International Horse Trails & Country Fair 2016 Pitlochry, Perthshire
ScotRail - Best Visitor Attraction Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery Aberfeldy, Perthshire
Geotourist - Innovation in Tourism Loch Earn Tourism Information BLiSS Trail 2017 Stirling
Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers - Most Hospitable B&B / Guest House Ballintaggart Farm Grandtully, Perthshire
Fishers - Most Hospitable Hotel Moor of Rannoch Rannoch Moor
Regional Ambassador Peter Wilson, Cruise Forth Fife
HIT Scotland - Regional Rising Star Katya Adam, Gloagburn Farm Shop Perth
Tourism & Hospitality Hero Peter Wilson, Cruise Forth Fife
Working Together for Tourism Crail Food Festival Crail, Fife

Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards

The 2017 / 2018 Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards Regional Winners

Category Winner  Location 
Best Accommodation Provider Portavadie Loch Fyne
Best Bar / Pub The Ferry Inn Stromness
Best Cultural Event or Festival Hebridean Celtic Festival Isle of Lewis
Best Heritage Tourism Experience Eilean Donan Castle By Kyle of Lochalsh
Best Informal Eating Experience Gordon Castle Walled Garden Fochabers
Best Outdoor / Adventure Experience Go To St Kilda Inverness
Best Restaurant Experience Links House at Royal Dornoch Royal Dornoch
Best Sporting Event Fort William UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Fort William
Best Visitor Attraction Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre Inverness
Highland Ambassador Captain Iain Dunderdale, Cruise Highlands Invergordon
Highland Rising Star Charlotee Poynton, The Three Chimneys Dunvegan
Innovation in Tourism Ghillie Basan Ballindalloch
Most Hospitable B&B / Guest House Inverglen Guest House Inverness
Most Hospitable Hotel The Torridon Wester Ross
Tourism & Hospitality Hero Peter Cowe, Culloden Battlefield Inverness
Working Together for Tourism The Malt Whisky Trail Aberlour-on-Spey

Lothian & Borders

The 2017 / 2018 Lothian & Borders Regional Winners

Category Winner  Location 
Best Accommodation Provider Airhouses Lauder, Scottish Borders
J Thomson Colour Printers - Best Bar / Pub Teuchters Landing Edinburgh
Caledonian MacBrayne - Best Cultural Event or Festival Hidden Door Edinburgh
Historic Environment Scotland - Best Heritage Tourism Experience National Trust for Scotland - Robert Smail's Printing Works Innerleithen, Scottish Borders
Best Informal Eating Experience Seasons - Full of Flavour Melrose, Scottish Borders
Best Outdoor / Adventure Experience Foxlake Adventures Dunbar, East Lothian
Best Restaurant Experience Firebrick Brasserie Lauder, Scottish Borders
Best Sporting Event Edinburgh Marathon Festival Edinburgh
ScotRail - Best Visitor Attraction Summerhall Distillery - Pickering's Gin Edinburgh
Geotourist - Innovation in Tourism Scottish Beer Tours Edinburgh
Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers - Most Hospitable B&B / Guest House Kingsmuir House Peebles, Scottish Borders
Fishers - Most Hospitable Hotel Windlestraw Walkerburn, Scottish Borders
Regional Ambassador Fred Berkmiller, l'escargot blanc and l'escargot bleu Edinburgh
HIT Scotland - Regional Rising Star Peter Gilchrist, Peter Co & Associates Limited Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Tourism & Hospitality Hero Douglas Johnston, Radical Travel Group Ltd Edinburgh
Working Together for Tourism Stars & Stories by Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust Edinburgh

West

The 2017 / 2018 West Regional Winners 

Category Winner  Location 
Best Accommodation Provider Forest Way on White Loch Colvend
J Thomson Colour Printers - Best Bar / Pub The Hielan Jessie Bar Glasgow
Caledonian MacBrayne - Best Cultural Event or Festival Glasgow Film Festival Glasgow
Historic Environment Scotland - Best Heritage Tourism Experience The Friends of Britannia Panopticon Music Hall Trust (SCIO) Glasgow
Best Informal Eating Experience Basecamp Cafe at Laggan Gatehouse of Fleet
Best Outdoor / Adventure Experience Galloway Activity Centre Castle Douglas
Best Restaurant Experience Number 16 Restaurant Glasgow
Best Sporting Event The 145th Open, Royal Troon Royal Troon, South Ayrshire
ScotRail - Best Visitor Attraction Heads of Ayr Farm Park Alloway, By Ayr
Geotourist - Innovation in Tourism Solway Tours Dumfries
Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers - Most Hospitable B&B / Guest House Hillcrest House Guest House Wigtown
Fishers - Most Hospitable Hotel Trigony House Hotel Closeburn
Regional Ambassador Ian McAndrew, Blackaddie Restaurant with Rooms Sanquhar
HIT Scotland - Regional Rising Star Juliane Grasekamp, SnuggleMuffin Glasgow
Tourism & Hospitality Hero John Stevenson, Experience Scotland's Wild Loch Lomond
 Working Together for Tourism VisitArran Isle of Arran