Gimme five: Torridon is the Gold standard

The Torridon is located outside of Achnasheen, in Wester Ross

HIGHLAND hotel The Torridon has reached the top tier of VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme after being awarded a 5 Star Gold award.

The 18-bedroom property, near Achnasheen in Wester Ross, secured the organisation’s highest rating for “meeting and exceeding customer expectations”.

Dan Rose-Bristow, who owns The Torridon with wife Rohaise, said: “We are very happy to have been given the 5 Star Quality Assurance status. The Torridon offers a consistently high level of service, we are continuously refreshing bedrooms and (hotel restaurant) 1887 is renowned for its top-class menus – to receive recognition for this is extremely satisfying.”

Chris Taylor of VisitScotland said: “Dan and Rohaise have shown excellent leadership skills, they are extremely passionate about food, service, provenance and promoting hospitality as an industry of choice, especially for young people.”