Hospitality Charity Event Returns to Inverness

Date: 28/07/2011

A fundraiser for a Scottish business charity is to return to Inverness following a successful inaugural event in 2010.

The 2011 Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland Highland Dinner takes place at the Kingsmills hotel on the 8th September.  

Sandy Strang, Scottish journalist & former “Wag of the Year” will be providing the entertainment. Nicky Marr, Moray Firth Radio presenter and Inverness Courier columnist, will be master of ceremonies for the evening.

The evening includes a champagne reception, a four course dinner and each table will receive a bottle of Tomatin whisky, direct from the local distillery.

Last year’s Highland Dinner was a sell out. The event raised over £12,000 to support HIT Scotland. The charity aims to improve aspirations and encourage excellence in the Scottish hospitality industry.

Craig Ewan, chair of the organising committee and General Manager of the Kingsmills Hotel said, “The hospitality industry is huge contributor to the economy and the identity of the highlands. As well as supporting HIT Scotland, which has helped a number of hospitality workers in the area, a great night is planned with the opportunity to meet many like minded people”.

Tickets are available for £65 per person. To book visit

This year’s event is being supported a number of organisations, including the venue the Kingsmills Hotel.

The Institute of Hospitality is providing the speaker. Drink supplier, Matthew Clark is sponsoring the wine, Tomatin are donating their whisky and wine agent Hatch Mansfield is covering the champagne reception. The Haggis comes from Simon Howie, the Scottish Butcher. The table centres are by Stephen Seedhouse, with addition costs covered by Inverness Hotels Association. Inkshop printing is creating the evening’s brochures. Highland Spring is providing the water.

As well as fundraising through events like the Highland dinner, HIT Scotland is supported by big names in the industry including Highland Spring, Wiseman Dairies,, Enterprise Rent a Car, Phillips and Brakes Fresh Ideas


For more information on HIT Scotland please Joe Walton at Real PR on 07968022684 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The evening’s menu

  • Tataki of Scottish Salmon: Marinated salmon, seared in black pepper and coriander, broad bean salad
  • Turnip and potato soup, haggis ravioli
  • Duo of pork belly and cheek: Apple compote, caramelized shallots, potato croquette
  • Chocolate terrine, Tore raspberries with candied pistachio

Company Profile

The Hospitality Industry Trust, known as HIT Scotland, is a Scotland based charity, which raises funds to support and encourage excellence in the hospitality industry.

Through practical support, which includes bursaries, scholarships and industry events, HIT Scotland helps those training to enter the industry and those already within. The overall objective is to help all to their full potential and further enhance and maintain the excellent skillbase within Scotland

  • Please find the latest news from HIT Scotland to the left.
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  • HIT Scotland Website.

As well as the latest news we have a number of Scholar case studies and can advise on HIT Scotland suitability for comment on any article do with Scottish hospitality, training and standards. If HIT Scotland are unable to help we will likely know of someone involved who can.

For more information on HIT Scotland please contact Joe Walton at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone 07968022684.