Mr Loch Melfort named as ambassador of the year
CALUM ROSS, proprietor of the Loch Melfort Hotel, Oban, was chosen as Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards ( HITA) 2015 Ambassador of the Year.
Mr Ross was described by the HITA board as someone with a quiet and unassuming manner, but with a strong sense of leadership and great integrity.
The Ninth Wave Restaurant in Mull also enjoyed success at the awards event, being voted Best Restaurant Experience. Opened in 2009, the restaurant is run from a traditional croft and uses local produce including seafood, meat, cheese and herbs - see Mull Lines page two.
The five- star Ardtorna bed and breakfast in Oban also brought home an award, winning Most Hospitable of the Year.
And the HITA Hospitality Hero was named as Emma Clark from Glenegedale House in Islay.
Emma and her husband Graeme took over the hotel from her parents in 2013 and have since won a number of awards.
SUCCESS: Calum Ross of the Loch Melfort Hotel was chosen as HITA 2015 Ambassador of the Year.