Deeside hotels scoop top prizes in Scottish hotel awards

Deeside was well represented at the Scottish Hotel Awards in Glasgow.

The Tor na Coille hotel won the Boutique Country House Hotel awards, while neighbour and friendly rival Raemoir House Hotel won the Country House Hotel award for the second year in a row, the first time this has happened.

Both establishments also came home with prestigious awards for their chefs, with David Littlewood of Raemoir winning the Hotel Chef Medaille d’Or and Robert Ramsay of the Tor-na-Coille the proud recipient of the Senior Hotel Chef Fellowship award.

Slightly further afield, Andrew and Jenny Cox of the Loch Kinord Hotel in Dinnet won a Real and Local Food Gold Medal and the newly refurbished Fasque House won the Exclusive Use Wedding Venue .

Event organiser Peter Ferguson, who also hails from Banchory said: “ It was a fantastically glamourous event, featuring performers such as Gamu Nhengu and Jai McDowall, as well as providing a fitting backdrop for this prestigious awards ceremony.”

The “Putting on the Ritz” themed black-tie event was attended by 481 guests and was held in Glasgow’s Thistle Hotel.