The Kylesku Hotel, north of Lochinver, is one of the businesses set to fly the flag for the Highlands and Moray at Scottish tourism’s very own Oscars.
A total of seven Highlands and Moray finalists will compete with tourism businesses from around Scotland at the national final of the Scottish Thistle Awards later this month.
Led by a panel of industry experts, the Scottish Thistle Awards celebrate tourism businesses or individuals across the country who have gone the extra mile to offer an outstanding visitor experience.
Scottish comedian Fred MacAulay will announce this year’s winners during a glittering ceremony at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Friday, 18 March.
With the awards fast approaching, Fred got into the thistle spirit at House for an Art Lover in Glasgow, a finalist in the Best Informal Eating Experience category at the awards.
The country house, arts centre and cafe, in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park, is built based on the unrealised works of famous Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
The Kylesku Hotel is in the “Most Hospitable Hotel” category.
The Scottish Thistles Awards national final, part of the Scottish Tourism Week Signature Programme, will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.