HI HO Silver Away
Media industry veterans were last night still coming to terms with the realisation that the Silver Jubilee Highlands and Islands Ball was over, thereby ending a record breaking run.
A source close to the event said: “To be honest we were expecting this to happen. A jubilee ball can only last for so long – usually a year – and that in the end is what happened here.
“We will miss it but we must look forward and see if we can get another year out of the dinner suit.”
The source paid tribute to all those that had helped the Jubilee ball – sponsors Diageo, Chivas, BT, Fujitsu, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Cocoa Mountain, and to all those who donated prizes to the charity casino, auction, raffle and tombola.
He also thanked the Drumossie Hotel for hosting the event, Gordon Fyfe, for chairing the Highlands and Islands Media Awards and the near 280 people from across the region that attended.
It was the highest number ever to attend the ball and the amount raised for charity (£3,800) is also a record.
This will be divided among – Highlands & Islands Tape Service for the Blind & Disabled, Advocacy Highland, Crocus Child Bereavement Support Service and the Highland Hospice.
Preparations are already under way for the Highlands and Islands Press Ball 2014. Further details will be appearing here soon.
John Ross, Chairman of the Press Ball Organising Committee
Tel: 01463 724593 Mob: 07730 099617