Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction has been shortlisted for a Rural Tourism Award at the Scottish Rural Awards which will take place in March 2019. The prestigious awards, organised by Scottish Field in partnership with the Scottish Countryside Alliance, in association with the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), have been set up to recognise and celebrate the success and entrepreneurial spirit of Scotland’s rural communities and businesses.
Over 250 nominations were made for the awards this year. The ceremony, which will take place at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on 21st March, will see some of Scotland’s leading businesses battling it out in the 12 different categories. Falls of Shin will be competing for the Rural Tourism Award along with other nine other contenders including: North Coast 500, Port of Cromarty Firth and Dunvegan Castle, Skye.
On being shortlisted, David Watson the manager of Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust, the organisation that owns Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction said, “We are delighted that Falls of Shin has been shortlisted – and this is thanks to the dedication of the team who have been working hard to ensure that it remains one of the key destinations in the North. We will continue to look at ways to enhance and improve the site for visitors in the future and will work with our partners Heart of Sutherland Tourism to try and encourage tourists to stay longer and explore the rest of the local area.”
Falls of Shin Experience Officer, Dale Pryde-MacDonald added, “There are some fantastic businesses shortlisted in our category and all are deserving winners. If you look at the success of the North Coast 500 and Port of Cromarty Firth, the visitor numbers that they have brought to our area have been incredible so to even be in the same category as those organisations is just fantastic!”
Other Highland Businesses shortlisted include: Glenwyvis Distillery, Loch Ness Spirits, Ice & Fire Distillery, Ullapool Sea Savers, Campbells of Beauly, Cruise Loch Ness, Highland Soap Co, Scourie Hotel and Kingsmills Hotel.
For further information see: https://www.scottishruralawards.org/2019-finalists/