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Business / Local nominees on Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards shortlist

A NUMBER of local businesses and projects have made it onto the shortlist for this year’s Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards.

Lerwick restaurant No.88 is up for the best eatery experience prize, competing against Coll Hotel, Kincraig Art Café and the Pierhouse Hotel.

Garths Croft Bressay owner Chris Dyer.

Shetland Seabird Tours ‒ The Noss Boat is also nominated in the best visitor attraction experience category, with Highland Wildlife Park among the other nominees.

Meanwhile Garths Croft in Bressay is featured in the food tourism section.

Wild Skies Shetland, the Unst-based charity which “showcases the marvels and enormity of the skies”, is up for the ‘working together for tourism’ award.

The winners will be revealed on 4 November at an event in Inverness.

The winners most of the categories will go forward to the national finals of VisitScotland’s Thistle Awards.

Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards chairman Laurence Young said: “After two long years, it’s exciting to be able to bring the awards back.

“Everyone can now look forward to a wonderful awards night where we can celebrate the achievements of our sector and recognise the dedication, professionalism and excellence shown right across the Highlands and Islands.”

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