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.
A recent undercover inspection by Visit Scotland awarded Links House the coveted 5 Star Accommodation Grading. Scoring 95% across all areas including the Restaurant, Rooms, External space and Public Rooms, Visit Scotland graded Links House Exceptional. This coupled with our recent 2 AA Rosettes award has made for some celebrations at Links House – join us this week for a complimentary glass of Prosecco with any paid for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to once again be graded so highly by Visit Scotland and hope to continue the tradition next year!
We are very happy to have just received a very strong report from the Visit Scotland assessor and have successfully retained our 5 Star Gold hotel grading as well as the Taste our Best Recommendation which reflects our commitment to sourcing fresh, seasonal and local ingredients and supporting the wide variety of the Scottish larder. This has been our ethos from the very start and our chef is equally passionate about using Scottish produce.
We are delighted Visit Scotland has bestowed its highest 5 Star Gold rating on Links House at Royal Dornoch following their visit this week. We are the only hotel in the Dornoch area to achieve this exceptional recognition. It is a wonderful compliment to our dedicated staff’s commitment to the highest standards of quality and customer service. From our luxurious suites, exceptional restaurant to our bespoke concierge service, Links House seeks to provide our guests the finest of Highland experiences. We will maintain this commitment with many exciting opportunities including our new 6 suite annex which will open in Spring 2017.
We still have availability for our Hogmanay Black Tie Dinner and Sunday Lunches, so come join us to celebrate this Festive Holiday Season.