Bash raises cash for scholars


A DINNER event hosted earlier this month by the Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland has raised more than £15,000 for charity.

The second annual HIT Scotland Highland Dinner was held at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness and included a Champagne reception and four-course meal.
The aim of the evening was to raise money for HIT Scotland’s scholarship programme, which every year sees individuals from the Scottish hospitality industry sent on placements in the UK and across the world.
Craig Ewan, chair of the organising committee and general manager of the Kingsmills Hotel, said that the annual event has already become a must-attend for the hospitality industry in the highlands.
“With the Highland Dinner and scholarship programme opening this week, it stressed how important it is for us to work together to create a strong tourism product for Scotland and the Highlands,” he said.
The dinner was supported by several hospitality industry organisations.
The speaker for the evening, Sandy Strang, was arranged by the Institute of Hospitality, while drinks supplier Matthew Clark supplied wine for the event.
The Champagne reception was sponsored by wine merchant Hatch Mansfield while whisky distillery Tomatin donated a bottle of its whisky to each table.
As well as fundraising events such as the Highland Dinner, HIT Scotland is funded by organisations such as Highland Spring, Wiseman Dairies and Brakes Fresh Ideas.