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Small Business Saturday-We’re Having a Party!

Vintage VW Campers, based in Falkirk hire out Volkswagen Bay Window campervans for self-drive holidays and a chauffeur-driven VW Splitscreen Microbus for Weddings and events. They are among the select number of businesses to be featured by the ‘Small Biz 100’ campaign each day for the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday on December 3rd.

The business started trading in 2014 and was born out of a lifetime love of exploring Scotland, demonstrating Scotland’s famous hospitality and of course campervans. All of the 1960s & 1970s vehicles have been lovingly restored and are fine examples of classic Volkswagens.

Ishbel Moffat, owner of Vintage VW Campers, said: “We are delighted to be part of the Small Biz 100; championing independent, smaller businesses is very close to our hearts. Like many we look back nostalgically on 1970s shopping trips to exciting, independent retailers and wish our High Streets were just as bustling now.

The Scottish Tourism industry is made up of so many small businesses and we can achieve more working in collaboration. We actively promote the small businesses at home and on our regular tourist routes.

Richie Baird, my partner and I set up Vintage VW Campers following redundancy from separate employers. Redundancy has led to the creation of thousands of small businesses and if we don’t buy from them now, we will lose them all over again.”

Lola orange VW for hire
Lola orange VW for hire

Christmas Shopping VW Campervan Event

“On Saturday 3rd December we will be holding an open day at our Granary Square HQ. A chance for visitors to get up close and personal with some of our VWs and perhaps do some Christmas shopping as well. We will be selling campervan experience gift vouchers, upcycled VW parts (think clocks made out of hubcaps) and our campervan photobooth could provide the perfect image for your 2016 Christmas Cards! Everyone purchasing something on the day will be entered into a prize draw for a night away in one of our campervans as well. This includes online sales, so you don’t need to be there to enter but as we are a five minute drive from The Kelpies, Callander House & The Falkirk Wheel you may want to make a day of it.”

Please let us know you are coming over on our Facebook event page or through Eventbrite

or email us at [email protected]

If you can’t make the Open Day but would like to view any of our VWs, please email [email protected] to arrange an appointment.

If you would like to buy gift vouchers online learn how to here

What is Small Business Saturday?

In its fourth year, Small Business Saturday is already the UK’s most successful small business campaign – in 2015 it saw £523m spent with small businesses across the UK, an increase of £119m from the previous year.

Last year the campaign trended at number one in the UK on Twitter on the day, with more than 100,000 campaign-related tweets being sent.

Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, not-for-profit organisation, originally founded by American Express in the US in 2010 as part of its ongoing commitment to encourage consumers to shop small.

The campaign also benefits from the backing of leading business organisations including the Federation of Small Businesses.

Catriona Cripps, FSB’s Chair in Forth Valley, said: “It is fantastic to see a great Falkirk business like Vintage VW Campers to be selected as one of prestigious “Small Biz 100”. I am delighted for Ishbel.

“We have lots of amazing independent smaller firms in Falkirk, and we want the people in Falkirk to get behind Small Business Saturday campaign by buying, eating or playing with local firms. Small businesses are the backbone of Falkirk’s economy, and Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to highlight their great role and give them a bit of extra love.

“Although the campaign focuses on one day, the goal is to have a lasting impact on small businesses by changing mind-sets, so that people make it their mission to support small businesses all year round.”

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VW Camper Adventures in Scotland

As we reflect on what feels like a very quick year at Vintage VW Campers HQ, we are delighted by looking back over our guests’ photos and sharing them with you. Hope they delight you too!

We actually could do with your help please in choosing an overall winner from the top twenty featured here. Not only will you be in with a chance of winning a £50 voucher to put towards your own Vintage VW Campers adventure, simply by voting for the winner; you will also be helping our winning guest get a fabulous goodie bag.

Please have a look and email the title of your favourite photo to [email protected] or you can vote through FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

Blondie at Old Man of Storr by Christoph Von Prince
Blondie at Old Man of Storr by Christoph Von Prince

 

Blondie ready to follow dreams by Bex Goodwin Vickers
Blondie ready to follow dreams by Bex Goodwin Vickers

 

Blondie's away by Per Christian Werenskiold
Blondie’s away by Per Christian Werenskiold

 

Blondie's view by Robin Oliver
Blondie’s view by Robin Oliver

 

Lola & The Nodpod with Ashley by John Cowan
Lola & The Nodpod with Ashley by John Cowan

 

Lola at Hushinish by Lizzy Hammond
Lola at Hushinish by Lizzy Hammond

Lola at possibly the best picnic bench in the world by Andrew Webster

Lola at possibly the best picnic bench in the world by Andrew Webster

 

Lola in Glencoe by Jonny Danks
Lola in Glencoe by Jonny Danks

 

Lola in Glencoe2 by Jonny Danks
Lola in Glencoe2 by Jonny Danks

Lola in Glencoe3 by Jonny Danks

Lola in Glencoe3 by Jonny Danks

Lola on The Hebrides by Isobel Gowan
Lola on The Hebrides by Isobel Gowan

 

Lola with Black Cullin by Lizzy Hammond
Lola with Black Cullin by Lizzy Hammond

Oor Wullie with Ava by Alison Peden

Oor Wullie with Ava by Alison Peden

 

Ziggy at Applecross by Gareth Walker
Ziggy at Applecross by Gareth Walker

 

Ziggy at Applecross2 by Gareth Walker
Ziggy at Applecross2 by Gareth Walker

 

Ziggy at Glencoe by Gareth Walker
Ziggy at Glencoe by Gareth Walker

 

Ziggy at Glencoe2 by Gareth Walker
Ziggy at Glencoe2 by Gareth Walker

Ziggy in sunshine by Gareth Walker

Ziggy in sunshine by Gareth Walker

Ziggy Looks to Ben Alligin by Gareth Walker
Ziggy Looks to Ben Alligin by Gareth Walker

 

Ziggy ready for bed by Jennifer Whittingham
Ziggy ready for bed by Jennifer Whittingham

Thanks for looking, now please  cast your vote on Facebook or email the title of your favourite to [email protected] If you vote for the winning photo, you will be put in a draw to win £50 voucher towards a trip with us, what a great way to start 2016!

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