Wild About Argyll is best in show

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Wild About Argyll were the recipients of the new Bidwells’ Best Stand Award at the recent Best of the West Festival at Inveraray Castle.

Judged and presented by the Duchess of Argyll and Gordon Stewart, head of energy and renewables with Bidwells, the award recognised not just the quality of display and product, but the engagement of the staff.

‘Wild About Argyll was chosen for the award because of the enthusiasm and engagement of the staff on the stand and the obvious connectivity of what they are trying to achieve with what Argyll Estates are striving to do i.e. attracting more people into this part of Argyll and showing the quality of the product that is available,’ said Mr Stewart.

The Duchess of Argyll was equally impressed with the display, saying: ‘The Bidwells’ Best Stand Award was highly sought after, with tough competition.  However, the Wild About Argyll tent was a deserved winner and the team was thrilled be chosen.

‘This year’s Best of the West was the seventh year of a weekend of celebrating the west of Scotland and we had a fantastic weekend of the best in food, drink and music with Skerryvore, Skipinnish and Eddi Reader headlining.  Planning for 2018 is already under way!’

Newly elected chairman of AITC, Calum Ross said: ‘We were delighted to be awarded the Bidwells’ Best Stand Award at BOWfest 2017. Our innovative Wild About Argyll campaign is seeking to position the region as Scotland’s Adventure Coast – and being able to reach out to the festival goers over the weekend was a golden opportunity for us.

‘We had a really productive weekend and this award was both a surprise and a real boost for the team.’