Everyone loves recognition for a job well done, and the entire team at Eilean Donan are no different! So we’ve all been absolutely thrilled to recently learn that we have received not one, but two prestigious nominations for industry awards.
The first nomination is as one of four shortlisted finalists in this year’s Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards, in the category of Best Heritage Tourism Experience. These awards are a regional part of the acclaimed Scottish Thistle Awards, and represent the very pinnacle of achievements within the Scottish tourism industry, so as you can imagine, we’re all very proud to be even considered. We were truly delighted to win the HITA award for Best Visitor Attraction back in 2014, so a further nomination is a great reward for our on-going commitment to providing the very best visitor experience we can possibly deliver. The Awards Ceremony will be held at the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness on the night of the 3rd of November, and is always a highlight of the Highlands & Islands tourism calendar!
Our second award nomination is for Best Wedding Venue – Highlands & Islands, in this year’s VOWS Awards. It’s the first time ever that we’ve been recognised in these awards, and it’s even more special as it’s our Brides & Grooms from weddings at the caste who are directly responsible for our nomination. Rona, our wedding co-ordinator is super-excited, and will be attending the awards ceremony in Glasgow on the 20th of November.
Ultimately, it’s the dedicated team of people at Eilean Donan along with their hard work and effort that is being recognised in these nominations. As a team of only 65 strong during the peak months, we have welcomed over half a million visitors to the site in 2017. To receive industry recognition of the jobs we all do and love is accolade in itself, regardless of whether we win or lose on finals nights!