The world we live in has changed and so has campervan hire, in 2020.
In March we were closed down, like all campervan hire businesses, by The Scottish Government, due to Covid19 lockdown.
We are still legally closed, as unlike motorhome companies, who have toilets & showers onboard, our campervans do not have facilities & cannot legally re-open. The following was published by Scot Gov on July 2nd.
"Caravans and motorhomes
In the case of caravans and motorhomes this means that sites may only be used by fully self-contained units that have their own hygiene/toilet facilities, integral water supply and waste water disposal, and do not rely on shared facilities (such as washing or kitchen facilities). Motorhome hire businesses may only supply units that meet these criteria."
Read the full guidance here.
Keeping Scotland Beautiful
As lovers of the Scottish Countryside, we cannot argue with this decision. Many campsites are not re-opening until 2021 and of those that are, many are not opening toilet & shower blocks.
Scotland's beauty is being attacked on a daily basis by a rising numbers of (mainly) urban dwellers, who have taken to the countryside but who have no respect for it, or its inhabitants. These people are not following the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
Common issues such as parking on fragile grass verge nature habitats and not burying human waste are on the rise and we would rather work on being part of the solution and not the problem.
Book Your 2021 Campervan Holiday
Our risk assessments have concluded that should the Government change their guidance, we will not re-open for the end of our 2020 camping season. The safety of our Team & Guests is of paramount importance. Our 2021 booking diary is open for you to book your dream holiday today. Just put your preferred dates into the box on this page.
Thanks to our 2020 Guests who Re-booked Instead of Cancelling
We understand not all of you could, it's hard to know what next week will look like sometimes, never mind next year. But to all of you who could and did stick by us, we salute and thank you.
Will my 2020 Wedding go Ahead?
Most of our Brides & Grooms have already rescheduled to 2021 & 2022. We have a small number of remaining bookings for the end of 2020 season. Like those 2020 Brides & Grooms, we are waiting, watching and hoping that this awful virus will not prevent them going ahead. As the interior dimensions of volkswagens do not allow for social distancing, a lot still needs to change. We are taking new Wedding bookings for 2021 & 2022 only, please email all locations and dates to [email protected]
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Never forget why we are doing this
To all of you who have lost loved ones during lockdown, our hearts go out to you. We are very close to people shielding and although we have experienced the pain of loosing our nearest and dearest, we cannot imagine what you have been through in this year.
Some of our family & closest friends work in the NHS & care sectors and we thank you & your colleagues from the bottom of our hearts and this goes out to our emergency services, key worker, food producers & retailers too.
Stay safe, look after each other & keep Scotland beautiful.
Our featured image is of Meg VW captured by Lady Leopardface.