Introducing Highland Campervans
At Highland Campervans we believe in the freedom and adventure that a motorhome, campervan or caravan can bring. If you're the kind of person who likes to make the most of their leisure time then Highland Campervans is here to help you every step of the way - from trying; to buying; to maintaining and selling.
Our award-winning business is built on traditional Highland principles of honesty and integrity, which is why we are proud of the work we do to help our customers receive the best service possible. It's also why our staff are trained to the highest standards in the industry, with specialist product knowledge and personal development opportunities.
All of the Highland Campers team are passionate about motorhomes & campervans, which is why all staff take time each year to head away in their own leisure vehicle or one of the hire fleet vehicles. We also work hard to support the development of motorhome facilities around the Highlands & Islands area, supporting local development projects with advice and expertise.
The Highland Campervans community is made up of the amazing customers we have supported since we began in 2007. We are always on hand to provide advice on all things related to motorhomes, whether that's great locations around the Highlands or useful accessories for your vehicle. We especially love to help matchmake our customers with the right motorhome or campervan for them. Please do come and meet us, we are always happy to welcome new enthusiasts to the motorhoming world!
Meet the team!
The Directors - Catherine and Stephen Bunn - Having camped and caravanned since young, both Catherine and Stephen have a passion for campervans and motorhomes. Catherine established Highland Campervans in 2007 with a small hire fleet, but the business has developed over the years to become the specialist centre in the Highlands for Motorhomes and Campervans. Out-growing its first premises, Highland Campers moved to Kerrowaird (an old dairy farm) in 2010. After some renovations and updates, the old milking parlour was transformed into an accessories shop, whilst the cow barn was re-born as an NCC Approved Workshop. The farm-yard area was landscaped and the NCC Approved Motorhome Dealership took shape. Never ones to rest, Catherine & Stephen have continued to invest in Highland Campervans with plans for a large-scale expansion of the site in progress, ensuring that Highland Campervans can continue to offer first class facilities for many more years to come.
Operations Manager - Jo Page - Jo has been with Highland Campervans since 2016, originally looking after the hire fleet and then being promoted to help oversee the whole business. Jo previously owned a 4 star guest house in Inverness, so has excellent experience in the Highland hospitality industry. Jo is delighted to welcome customers to Highland Campervans and assist them with every step of their motorhome journey. Jo also helps look after the social media pages for Highland Campervans and does lots of great collaboration work with other Highland businesses.
Hire Fleet Co-ordinator - Andy Beaton - Andy joined Highland Campervans in 2018, assuming responsibility for all aspects of our hire fleet. Andy has a customer service background and in a previous role has driven all over the Highlands, so is very knowledgable about the amaxing places to visit. Andy is delighted to welcome hire customers to Highland Campervans and assist them with every step of their holiday.
Hire and Retail Assistant - Lynda McQueen - Lynda started with Highland Campervans in April 2017. Lynda comes from a varied work background which started with stage management, but along the way she has worked with children but never animals! Lynda loves meeting and greeting customers, and helping those who have booked one of our hire vans head off on their motorhome adventure.
Sales Advisor - Ray Atkinson - Ray joined Highland Campervans in October 2016. With a 25 year background in media, most recently working in marketing and advertising, Ray brings a varied and eclectic skills set to the role. Camping holidays with a wife and two daughters who enjoy their home comforts means that Ray lays claim to having invented Glamping. Now that his girls are off to University he loves to take his camera into the countryside to explore the world of campervaning, as well as matching customers with the perfect campervan for their own adventures.
Sales Advisor - Stephen Buckett - Stephen joined us October 2018, coming from a retail management background of 15 years. Stephen and his wife are proud owners of a new motorhome. They have travelled extensively round most of the coast of Scotland with TJ the cocker spaniel visiting many stunning locations. Stephen is delighted to share his experiences of the motorhome sector with customers, while finding them the right vehicle to send them on their own adventures.
Aftersales & Retail Advisor - Rachael Buckett - Rachael joined us in October 2018, bringing with her years of retail management and administrative experience. She has also been a carer, run a B&B on a small Scottish Island, looked after a community café, not to mention volunteering locally and setting up a walking group. In her free time she loves nothing more than exploring the stunning Scottish Countryside with her husband and cocker spaniel TJ, in their very own Motorhome! She also is very creative and loves crafting.
Service Co-ordinator - Derek Gordon - Derek joined the team at Highland Campervans in August 2017. He brings with him a variety of skills and experiences learned over the last twenty years working locally as a freelance photographer and more recently in fruit merchant and food production industries, along with a life-long love of the outdoors and campervans (VW’s in particular) - which fits ideally with his role assisting caravan, campervan and motorhome users with repairs and servicing, over-seeing the smooth operation of Highland Campervans’ service department.
Service Technician - Mark Downey - Mark joined Highland Campervans in January 2018 as Service Technician. Mark brings with him a variety of skills and experience gained through various trades and a real passion for van life - perfect for his role servicing motorhomes and caravans in our busy workshop. Mark passed all his NCC Motorhome & Caravan Servicing Technician qualifications with flying colours and enjoys the challenge of keeping motorhomes safe and working properly, helping us maintain a quality service to our service department customers.
Vehicle valeter - John Fitzsimmons - John joined the team in February 2018, having previously run his own successful valeting business for many years. He has been valeting our vehicles since 2012 and prides himself on exceptionally high standards in the interior and exterior preparation of our stock. John is fully trained in the use of Autoglym products and in the application of GardX vehicle protection available from Highland Campervans. Originally from Manchester John has lived and worked in the Highlands for 18 years and enjoys everything this part of the world has to offer!
The Cat - Hades - Chief mouse-catcher and guardian of the workshop. Hades joined the team in 2010 and works very hard at keeping small creatures away from the farm buildings. Adopted from a rescue centre who were struggling to find a home for his 'anti-social' tendencies, Hades joined the business with his bed in the barns. He has since decided that Kerrowaird Farm and Highland Campervans is his ideal home - and his anti-social tendencies have (almost) disappeared! Hades is an outdoor cat and is not supposed to be inside the reception or campervans - please feel free to nudge him outside if he sneaks his way in!
Neil Hillyard - Accounts Advisor. Neil joined the team in summer 2011 to help Catherine and Stephen keep a financial eye on the growing business. With huge investments in the workshop and shop, Neil looks at the numbers behind the scenes and checks that each area of the business is healthy and growing steadily. An invaluable asset to any business!
Summer Intern - We offer a paid summer placement for an undergraduate looking to gain valuable work experience prior to completing their degree. Please contact us if you would like to receive details of the summer internship. We are happy to work with universities if assessments are required towards degree modules.
While staying at the Culloden Caravan Club site we had a problem and the wardens sent us to you. I spoke to Neil who got the technicians to help, they diagnosed the water pump need adjusting and told me how to do it and the gas regulator was kaput, I went back to the van adjusted the pump which now works great, removed the regulator to check the size, returned to get a new regulator to find that the young lady had just locked up but she opened up again to help me. So this is a thank you note for the extremely helpful and friendly service that I received from you, we need more firms like you.