The growing Scottish holiday park company sees new acquisition, expansion and refurbishment of a third Highland park, in Oban.
FAMILY-run holiday park operator, Highland Holidays, has bought Oban Caravan and Camping Park. They aim to grow tourism footfall and create local employment opportunities, while complementing existing tourism businesses in the area. Highland Holidays has already invested £2.5 million into their new holiday park, with major refurbishments and groundwork well underway, as well as installation of new lodges, caravans and pods which will overlook the spectacular scenery.
Over the next three years Highland Holidays plans to invest £5m into Oban Holiday Park, with plans to build a state-of-the-art cafe and takeaway facility, and an onsite convenience store for guests and holiday home owners alike. Highland Holidays are now taking bookings for holidays from 1st May this year – just in time for the bank holiday.
Highland Holidays already runs the successful Ben Nevis Holiday Park in Fort William, and Tyndrum Holiday Park. Their new Oban site is based on Gallanachmore Farm, offering guests picturesque views of the surrounding mountains, the Sound of Kerrera waterway and the Isle of Kerrera.
Upon its grand reopening, Oban Holiday Park will continue to accommodate motorhomes and campers, with improved facilities and new hard standing touring pitches. There will also be a variety of brand new luxury hot tub lodges which will be the first of their kind in the area, as well as new static caravans and hot tub glamping pods. There will also be premium lodges available for private sale in the upcoming months, where residents can enjoy a home away from home throughout the year.
Andrew Campbell, Director of Highland Holidays, said “We are extremely excited to develop a holiday park in such a unique location in Oban, it’s already a popular park and has huge potential.”
Andrew also added “As a family run business and with two young children of my own, I have always put family values at the heart of what we do. We will be opening Oban Holiday Park as a place that has something for everyone to enjoy”.
Highland Holidays will create many local job opportunities in areas including groundwork, reception, housekeeping, maintenance and other roles.
Oban Holiday Park will remain a dog friendly site, as there is no shortage of nearby trails and hikes for guests to enjoy with their four legged friends. From a short stroll along Ganavan Sands, to a hike up Pulpit Hill – visitors need not go far to find a place to take a scenic walk through stunning surroundings.
Oban is considered the ‘Gateway to the Scottish Isles’ so guests can easily venture to the nearby island of Mull and the scattered Outer Hebridean Islands. Ferries to the islands leave from the main ferry terminal just a short 2 miles from the park. Oban is considered an unofficial capital of the Scottish Highlands, as well as the seafood capital of Great Britain, and boasts a range of activities for guests to enjoy including a golf course, cinema, bars, restaurants, museums and shops.
To book your next holiday in the Highlands and for the latest career opportunities visit www.highlandholidays.com.