High­lands and Is­lands

The Oban Times - - Districts -

TOURISM awards in the High­lands are tar­get­ing growth af­ter con­firm­ing three new spon­sors.

The High­lands and Is­lands Tourism Awards (HITA) have an­nounced Cale­do­nian Sleeper, Scot­tish Canals and In­ver­ness-based whole- saler Booker have all signed up as sup­port­ers of the 2016 awards.

Craig Ewan, chair­man of HITA, said: ‘The lat­est spon­sors are key busi­nesses in the High­lands and Is­lands.

‘ We are de­lighted they are on board and have added to the grow­ing num­ber of com­pa­nies sup­port­ing and de­vel­op­ing the awards.’

The free-to- en­ter awards, held in as­so­ci­a­tion with SSE, were launched in March.

In July it was an­nounced the com­pe­ti­tion had reached new heights with a record 203 en­tries – up more than 15 per cent on last year’s pre­vi­ous peak figure

The event will cul­mi­nate in a grand fi­nal at the Kingsmills Ho­tel in In­ver­ness to­mor­row (Novem­ber 4).

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