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Recognition pours in for Argyll's Yot Spot
As the Yot Spot at the Crinan Canal approaches the end of its first season, award nominations beckon
By: The Yot Spot
The Yot Spot is a yacht chandlers, gift shop and licenced restaurant and takeaway which offers a range of other services such as bike hire, canal transit assistance and facilities such as showers and laundry machines. Based in the village of Ardrishaig - the "Fyne" end of Scotland's greatest shortcut, the Crinan Canal, the business hit many stubling blocks in order to finally open, albeit partially, late in the summer of 2015. Even before opening fully, the business had a nomination for a Scottish Ruran Award.
Now as the end of a busy first season approaches the business has not one but two award nominations - one at the Scottish Rural Awards for Rural Tourism and Hospitality, and the business has also been recieving support for a nomination as Scotland's Best Newcomer at the Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards.
Business owner, Michael Forbes, said "We're delighted about the nominations for these awards. The Rural Tourism and Hospitality Award is one we were well aware of, after recieving a nomination when we were barely open, so we'd love to do well in that competition. The nomination for the Outdoor and Leisure Awards is excellent, and it's testament to the great work our staff are doing that we are recieving so many votes. This is a competition open to public voting, so I would urge anyone who has been to the Yot Spot and enjoyed their visit to spare a couple of minutes to vote."
The Yot Spot moved into the empty former ferry terminal building at Pier Square, Ardrishaig and now employs around 6 full time and 12 part time staff, providing a warm welcome for visitors to the Crinan Canal. Their website can be found at http://www.theyotspot.com.