TWO Scottish hotels have picked up a coveted Michelin star in the latest edition of the Michelin Guide.
The Isle of Eriska Hotel in Benderloch, Argyll, and The Three Chimneys on the Isle of Skye are the most recent recipients of the accolade.
Scotland now has 16 Michelin star restaurants.
Three Scottish restaurants – Passorn in Edinburgh and The Gannet and Ox and Finch in Glasgow – were awarded the guide’s Bib Gourmand status, which recognises quality food at affordable prices.
Isle of Eriska Hotel owner Beppo Buchanan-Smith paid tribute to the staff at the hotel for securing its first Michelin star.
He said: “When I first came back to the hotel in 1992, every year we used to think we were getting close.
“But I didn’t even check my emails the morning they were announced so I didn’t expect it.
“The reason we got the award is because we are using the best local produce and keeping a limited number of ingredients on a plate.
“It’s great recognition for everyone who has worked here over the last 40 years.”