thistle awards
This week we travelled to Edinburgh to attend The Scottish Thistle Awards at the EICC in Edinburgh. We were delighted to be finalists in ‘The Best Restaurant Experience’ category following our win at the HITA awards in Inverness. This was our first National Final, it wasn’t our night this year but we thoroughly enjoyed attending and met friends old and new at the event.
Still Game and River City star Sanjeev Kohli co-hosted the evening with STV presenter and former Miss Scotland, Jennifer Reoch. Entertainment was provided by ventriloquist and comedian Paul Zerdin, winner of America’s Got Talent 2015, and Hannah Rarity, BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018.
Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “The Scottish Thistle Awards are the most coveted accolades in the tourism industry, celebrating quality, innovation and excellence across the industry.
“For 25 years the awards have recognised the significant value the sector contributes to the visitor economy and VisitScotland’s continued delivery underlines the organisations commitment to quality and success across the industry.”
We are incredibly proud of the Team at Links House and attending these awards as a finalist is just reward for their continued commitment and hard work throughout the season.

Links House Win at HITA

On Friday evening Links House were awarded the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards ‘Best Restaurant Experience’ at a Gala Dinner in Inverness. The award was given following a rigorous judging process and is the third award we have been presented with over the years from HITA. Claire Bath our Marketing Partner collected the award on behalf of Links House and returned it to the hotel on Saturday morning for the staff to celebrate. Links House restaurant will represent the Highlands at the Scottish Thistle Awards in Glasgow in March. Our restaurant continues to grow in reputation and is popular both with in house guests, visitors and locals. Pictured are our a selection of our dedicated Food and Beverage team.