Regional finals for businesses
THE chairman of Argyll and the Isles Tourism Co- operative (AITC) has congratulated tourism businesses across the region who were announced as regional finalists for this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards, last Friday.
Businesses in Argyll and the Isles, covered by the Highlands and Islands region, have been selected as finalists in seven of the 14 categories.
The Tiree Wave Classic and Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon and 10K Race, which celebrated its 10th birthday in May, are in the Best Sporting Event category.
And Coillabus Lodges on Islay and Torrisdale Castle Estate in Carradale will battle it out in the Best Holiday Accommodation section.
Gavin Dick, chairman of AITC, said: ‘I’m delighted to see so many Argyll and the Isles tourism businesses going forward to the regional finals.
‘We know we have a great product and it’s encouraging to see this recognised by the tourism industry.
‘It’s a privilege to be nominated and I’m delighted for everyone who has reached this stage. We’ll look forward to the announcement of the regional winners in November.’