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Scotland is always picturesque, no matter what the season or weather you will always find a beautiful view around pretty much every corner you turn. With campervans, caravans and motorhomes having all the mod cons to keep you warm and cozy, all year round travel is becoming more popular as you can get on the roads when they are less busy to make the most of your time exploring the outdoors.

With many campsites being open mainly April to October it starts to become a bit more difficult to find facilities in the late Autumn, winter and spring months. Not every campervanner is keen or has the confidence to try the freedom camping option and there is always the need to fill up and empty out after a few days on the road.

So we are hoping that this handy post will save you the time of searching the internet for sites that are open all year round. You will find a handy list to help you plan a Highland, out of season get away being safe in the knowledge that you have a place to park and some facilities to help you on your journey.

The sites as far down as Aviemore and The Cairngorms, over to the West Coast including Lochaber and Skye, as far north as Durness on the north coast of Scotland and over to the east in Aberdeen and Braemar.

If not booked in advance, most sites appreciate a phone call out of season to let them know you are planning to stay and it is also worth noting that some sites do reduce down their facilities to only offer toilet blocks and not always showers or hot running water. That said you still receive a safe environment to park overnight and generally electric hook up, fresh water and emptying facilities.

Please see the map below that shows you the points where the sites are, you can click HERE to give you the online link. From the online map you will be able to get the website information for each site and it is also listed below.

If you know of any other sites available year round that are not listed, please do let me know so that we can make the list as comprehensive as possible.

Highland Campervans can help you with a suitable vehicle if you don’t own your own, we hire all year round excluding the Christmas and New Year period. Visit the HIRE FLEET pages to give you more information and please contact us for more information including planning your journey.

Hope this is helpful and happy all year round travels!

 

Rothiemurchus, Aviemore  - www.campandcaravan.com (Open all year but November)

Glenmore, Aviemore  - www.campingintheforest.co.uk/scotland/glenmore-campsite

Oakwood, Aviemore - https://oakwoodcampingpark.co.uk/ (please notify if arriving after 5pm)

Dalraddy, Aviemore -  www.alvie-estate.co.uk/tents-tourers/touring-caravans

High Range, Aviemore - www.highrange.co.uk/caravans

Grantown on Spey -  www.caravanscotland.com

Lochness Shores, Foyers  - http://lochnessshores.com

Ardtower, Inverness - http://www.ardtower-caravanpark.com/ (open until 22/12/18)

Cannich - www.highlandcamping.co.uk

Inverroy – Fort William - www.scottishcamping.com/link.php?n=252

Glencoe Mountain Resort - https://www.glencoemountain.co.uk/ (limited facilities)

Brahan Certified Site Dingwall  - brahan.com/?p=260

Dornoch Firth Caravan Park  -  http://dornochfirth.co.uk/

Camping Skye, Broadford - https://campingskye.com/ (Open Xmas and Hogmanay)

Uig Bay – Skye  - www.uig-camping-skye.co.uk

Port a Bhaigh – Ullapool /Achiltibuie  - www.portabhaigh.co.uk

Sango Sands Durness  - sangosands.com (limited facilities in winter)

Inver Caravan Park, Dunbeath, Caithness  - www.inver-caravan-park.co.uk

Stroma view – John o groats  - www.stromaview.co.uk

Melvich Campsite - http://halladaleinn.co.uk/

Braemar Caravan Park, Royal Deeside - http://www.braemarcaravanpark.co.uk/index.aspx (ski lockers, boot dryers and drying rooms available)

Deeside Holiday Park, Maryculter – Aberdeen - https://www.woodleisure.co.uk/our-parks/deeside/

Hillhead Caravan Park – Kintore, Aberdeenshire - http://www.hillheadcaravan.com/

Glenshee Ski Centre (parking with hook-up) - https://www.ski-glenshee.co.uk/accommodation-near-Glenshee-Skiing or Tel 013397 41320 (limited facilities)

Tomintoul Bowling Club - Tel: 01807 580459  or  01807 580201 to book. (Limited facilities)


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Road trip planning for Outlander fans!                                              If you love the Outlander books and T... Fri, 2 Feb 2018 10:55:00 GMT Road trip planning for Outlander fans!

                                            

If you love the Outlander books and TV series you might have thought about visiting the locations featured in the stories or used for the filming of the TV series. Touring Scotland in a comfortable motorhome from Highland Campervans gives you the opportunity to visit both the real places and the film locations without the restrictions of an organised tour.

From the Highlands we would suggest a figure of eight trip. There is an awful lot more to see than just the Outlander connected places, so we will mention them, but of course you can cherry pick the places that are of interest for you, spend more time in one area or reduce the number of locations if time is an issue. Be assured that there is ample choice of campsites right across the country. We have compiled a list, which is by no means exhaustive,  but it gives you a starting point of places to stay if you do not want to freedom camp.

Firstly, head south to Fort William along the west side of Loch Ness. You will be able to view the impressive loch and even spot Nessie if you look hard enough! At Drumnadrochit you can turn off on the A831 if you want to visit Corrimony Cairn and further on to Glen Affric if scenic country walking appeals. You’ll find information on the Cairn here

Back on the A82, after Drumnadrochit there is Urquhart Castle which is a very interesting ruin to visit with a fantastic visitor centre full of information. Further on route in Fort Augustus you’ll find the former Benedictine Abbey by the loch, and a set of locks further up on the Caledonian canal, which connects Lochs Ness, Dochfour, Oich and Lochy to make a waterway between Inverness and Fort William.

                                           

Keeping south on the A82 you can either take the A86/A889 from Spean Bridge to Dalwhinnie, passing along the banks of Loch Laggan, to connect with the A9 to Perth or continue to Fort William, to dine in the famous Lochside seafood restaurant. You have a choice then to double back to Spean Bridge or, if you’d like to take in Glencoe, the A82/A85 to Perth is longer but goes through beautiful and dramatic scenery (staying on the A82 will eventually take you to Glasgow, so effectively you could do a circle trip and see Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine. Your choices are unlimited!) 

Near Crieff you will find Drummond Castle Gardens which became the park and orchard of the Palace of Versailles. You could visit Tibbermore church in the village of the same name, which was the setting for the witch trial in series one.   Campsite information for these areas –

Fort William    Perthshire 

From Perth take the M90 onwards to the Kingdom of Fife turning off at junction 8 for the A91/912 to Falkland, centrally situated in the region, which was used as Inverness in the series. Further down the M90, use junction1 to follow the A985 to the small town of Culross (Geillis’ town, Cranesmuir) in the South East near Dunfermline. There are other filming locations in Fife which can be found in the Visit Scotland map and guide. A link to this is provided further down.

A couple of campsites in this area –

Pettycur

Woodland Gardens - Adults Only

Whilst travelling to Culross you will see the new Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth which is the main route to Edinburgh. Just after crossing, going West off the A904, is Hopetoun House, Midhope Castle (it is derelict, please do not go inside, just admire the exterior) and Blackness Castle, all used as locations in the series. Linlithgow palace is the next location you’ll find, with the Bo’ness and Kinneil railway not far away, then Callendar House in Falkirk. The amazing Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel on the Forth and Clyde canal should be visited before you leave the area. Campsites in this area -

The Wheel Caravan Park

West Lothian

Next, you’d head West to Glasgow using the M9/M876/M80 then finally the M8 leading into the city. George Square in the heart of the city, Glasgow Cathedral and Pollock Country Park were all locations in the first and second series and Kelvingrove Park and streets with sandstone townhouses double as Boston in the third. There are many attractions worth visiting in Glasgow, but next to Kelvingrove Park is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum where you can easily while away a few hours. Campsites near Glasgow -

Red Deer Village 

Strath Clyde Country Park 

After Glasgow it’s Northbound, retracing your journey into Glasgow, but heading all the way up the M80 until it joins the M9 to Stirling. If you turn off the M9 to the A84 you will come to the small town of Doune which has Doune Castle or ‘Castle Leoch’. Campsites here -

Witches Craig

Ash Mill

Resuming your journey on the A9 to Perth and the Highlands it will take roughly two hours to reach the Cairngorm National Park area, if you don’t detour to Kinloch Rannoch to find ‘Craigh na Dun’! The Highland Folk Museum at Newtonmore was used as a village location and it is a very interesting place to visit, giving a good insight into typical Highland life in Jamie’s time. Here is a link to their website HERE

Around Aviemore there is Tulloch Ghru in Rothiemurchus, a beautiful wooded walking area which was also used for filming. Information on the area here  & here Aviemore

Back in Inverness, where Frank and Claire come for their second honeymoon there are a lot of historic places to visit. Church Street is in the very heart of the now city and has many buildings dating from well before 1746.

Abertarff House (1593) is a listed building and is the one of the oldest houses in the town.

Old Gaelic Church (1649) these days a very large and popular second hand bookshop.

Dunbar’s Hospital (1668) 

Old High Church

Balnain House (1726) is on the other side of the river and was used as a hospital for Hanoverian troops after the Battle of Culloden.

                                           

Inverness Castle The present-day castle was built in 1834 after Charles Edward Stuart’s forces blew up the one standing in 1746. There has been a castle on the site since the 12th century. NB: The castle currently houses the local Sheriff Court and you cannot visit inside, but there is a viewpoint in the Drum Tower. Flora MacDonald stands in front, looking out over the sea to Skye.

Some local campsites are –

Inverness - Ardtower  - We can highly recommend this campsite, very close to Culloden Moor.

Bunchrew, just outside Inverness on the Beauly firth 

Beauly

The surrounding area has places with connections to the Mackenzie and Fraser Clans, not to mention some excellent hotels dating from Jamie’s time in which to enjoy a civilised lunch or afternoon tea!

Kingsmills Hotel

Culloden House Hotel

Bunchrew House Hotel

Culloden Battlefield, site of the last battle fought on British soil and the end of the Jacobite rising campaign 

Beauly Priory

Wardlaw Mausoleum, where Jamie’s grandfather, Simon Fraser of Lovat, ‘The Old Fox’ is purported to be buried. A mix of reality and fiction which just works! The coffin has been opened recently and DNA results will be announced at a public event held at the Kingsmills Hotel on 18th January 2018. You can find more information on the Wardlaw Mauoleum website, and also on their

Facebook page. Website link here

Although Craigh na Dun is fictional, there are standing stones and cairns at Clava quite close to Culloden Battlefield, which are a must to visit, there is even a split stone! Smaller, but in better condition, you’ll find Corrimiony Cairn, with a ring of standing stones surrounding it in Glen Urquhart.  Web link at start.

Clava Cairns and Standing Stones 

As mentioned, Visit Scotland have produced a map with many of the locations listed which is very comprehensive and easier to read than if we had a list on here!

You will find it on this link HERE

We hope this has given you some ideas for an Outlander inspired trip around Scotland, with additional places and history thrown in. Of course, there is a wealth of information about all things Outlander to be found online in the form of Facebook pages, blogs, forums and websites, so it is relatively easy to do some research before your trip.

 

Happy travels and location bagging.

 


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360 degree Virtual Tours                        We all have busy lives and being able to get as much information at the click of a button and in the comfort of yo... Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:40:00 GMT 360 degree Virtual Tours

                      

We all have busy lives and being able to get as much information at the click of a button and in the comfort of your home is so important these days. Whether you are buying your dream motorhome, caravan or campervan, planning an adventure in the Scottish Highlands or drive the iconic North Coast 500 in a hire motorhome, getting the best information with ease is of great importance!

So we are very excited at Highland Campervans to be adding the new feature of 360 degree tours to our website for our hire and sale van listings. These tours give you the chance to look a lot closer in detail at the vehicle and from every direction. Handy information points on the tours give you further details and close up photos, for example if a van has two types of bed or dining layouts or to show the size of the fridge. It gives you much more of a feel of being inside the vehicle than when viewing a photograph.

Eventually we will have these tours for every sale and hire van listed on our website, we are not quite there yet but we will be soon, so watch this space!

To access the tours for hire vans, simply click on the van you like the look of from the “Our Hire Fleet” page, scroll down the vehicle information and you will see the video pop up if you are viewing on a desktop PC. If you are viewing via a smart phone or tablet you will see a purple button that says “Virtual Tour” 360. Click on this and you will be taken to the tour. Click to be directed to our 2018 hire fleet.

On our sales vehicles it is pretty much the same procedure and you will find our current stock list on our website under New and Used Vehicles or by clicking HERE

You can view all of the tours on our page HERE

We really hope that this is a useful feature and that you enjoy the tours!


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North Coast 500 - Highland Campervans rough guide                        North Coast 500 - The Highland Campervans rough guide! We are asked many questions about the North Co... Thu, 2 Nov 2017 13:39:00 GMT North Coast 500 - Highland Campervans rough guide

                      

North Coast 500 - The Highland Campervans rough guide!

We are asked many questions about the North Coast 500 route, so we thought it would be a good idea to put together a blog post with as much helpful information possible to assist with your trip planning. There is so much to say about this route that it is hard to know where to begin, so we would start by saying before you read this, get a cuppa and put your feet up as we may be some time!

How long should we take to do this route?

This is a question similar to how long is a piece of string, as you could travel this route in anything from a long weekend to weeks on end. Most of our customers choose a week to 10 days as a comfortable amount of time, it also means there is no need to take in too many miles a day. If you are wanting a trip where you don’t drive every day it may be worth extending the time so that you have a bit extra to stay in a spot you are enjoying for a few days.

Clockwise or Anti-Clockwise?

We don't think there is a right or wrong answer to this question but when talking to customers about this we judge it on a few things, mostly what do you like to see and do?

If dramatic scenery is your thing then you will probably want to spend more time over on the West /North West coast. That doesn't mean to say that the East coast doesn't have good scenery, far from it! Its just that the West coast is more renown for its jaw dropping landscapes at every twist and turn. So if this is your bag, we would suggest going anti-clockwise, you can swiftly take in the East coast and spend a little more time over in the West where you will enjoy the scenery in abundance and maybe even squeeze in a sneaky detour to the Isle of Skye, time permitting.

On the other hand if history or whisky is your preference, then spending a little more time on the East coast may be more beneficial as you have some fabulous historic sites and distilleries to take in. So taking the West coast in first and giving yourself a little more time to discover all that the East coast has to offer, more on that in a bit. With this route being a loop you do get to see it all at some point so either way you will have a wonderful experience and be able to take in everything along the way.

For this blog post we will take you on a journey around the route anti-clock wise to give you some pointers for things not to miss, places to stay that our customers have enjoyed on their trips and any little recommendations we can think of.

Our base in Inverness is perfect, we are smack bang at the start/finish line of the North Coast 500. You begin your travels up the A9 and once you are over the bridge taking in the views of the Moray Firth you hit the Black Isle, a place you could spend a week exploring what it has to offer. Lovely wee villages to visit such as Cromarty with its little shops and cafes, fabulous beaches for walks including Chanonry point that is a popular place to spot bottle nosed dolphins when they come in to feed in the bustling waters of the changing tides.

If craft beer is your thing then a visit and tour of the Black Isle Brewery would not go a miss and you could stock up on a few bottle for your journey.

                                

A little further up the East coast you will pass a couple of famous distilleries Dalmore in Alness and Glenmorangie in Tain, both offering great visitor centres and knowledgeable staff to tell you all there is to know about whisky.

                             

You will soon reach the historic town of Dornoch with its impressive cathedral, History Links museum and lots of quaint shops and cafes. Dornoch is also blessed with miles of sandy beach for a stroll anytime of the night and day.

                         

Here are a few sugestions for campsites around this area:-

Dornoch Firth Caravan Park 

Dornoch Caravan and Camp park

Embo Grannie’s Heilan Home 

Brora Caravan Club

Following the North East coast line there are many viewpoints to stop and take in the cliff top scenery over the water, there is a lot of history along this part of the route and many centres to visit and learn all there is to know. A visit to Dunrobin castle could literally take up a day with its beautiful gardens, interesting tour, popular falconry displays and unexpected museum, this is a highly recommended stop, the castle is not open all year so do check.

                         

There are more historic visitor centre along this coastline including:-

Timespan heritage and art centre

Dunbeath Heritage centre

Clan Gunn centre

Laidhay Croft Museum

Waterlines visitor centre

Wick Heritage centre

                                          

Gradually you will wind your way along the coast to the very top where you will hit John O Groats and there is always time for a picture under the famous sign. Now it is important to mention that even though we have given you a huge list of things to see and do already the journey from Inverness straight to John O Groats is approximately 120 miles and if you were to drive straight there it would be about 3 hours. So although it seems a long way it can also be taken in fairly swiftly if you are running out of time!

There are some good camping sites in the John O groats area if you wish to stay there to take in the wildlife or to take a trip over to the Orkney Isles

John O Groats Campsite 

Stroma view 

Dunnet Head  

Another must visit if you are a gin or vodka lover is the Dunnet Bay distillers https://www.dunnetbaydistillers.co.uk/dunnet-bay-distillers/ known for their Rock Rose gin and Holy Grass vodka. Something different to whisky and they do tours most of the year, so best to check beforehand if this is something you want to add to your itinerary.

                                         

As you start to work your way along the North coast you will encounter single track roads and the landscape becoming more remote and barren, but with that you also get some of the most beautiful sandy beaches and coves to visit, although a dip in the sea maybe more than a little cold! Gradually you will work your way along the coast and reach Durness. From John O groats to Durness it is 90 miles and with quite a lot of small and single track road, it will take you about 2 and a half hours roughly although that doesn’t account for many photo stops or time to stop and savour the view with a cup of tea and slice of cake!

                            

Durness is a great area for many things, good walks on the lovely white sandy beaches, a visit to Smoo cave is an absolute must and if you have a sweet tooth then you definitely have to call into Cocoa Mountain for their amazing hot chocolate and maybe sample a handmade chocolate or two. The campsite at Durness, Sango Sands Oasis is very conveniently located with a pub serving good meals on site.(This may not be all year round so do check!)  A local and well stocked shop nearby is handy to stock up on any little daily essentials required.

                               

Moving on from Durness and down the North West coast you will notice the scenery changing quite drastically, every twist and turn in the road gives you a different stunning view and there are many photo opportunities, so have your camera at the ready! This part of the route probably requires the most consideration when driving, as it is nearly all single track with many climbs and descents as you travel through the mountains. We can wax lyrical about how beautiful this part of the route is and we promise that when you witness it yourself you will agree! So taking the stretch from Durness to Ullapool which is roughly 67 miles, 2 hours to drive straight but you won’t want to do that, there is far too much to explore even in this little area. If you have time make sure to take in the Drumbeg loop, again this area has some steep ascent and descents so do take it easy.

                           

There are also some great campsites too that have received rave reviews from our customers over the last few years.

Scourie- we have been told the local hotel serves great food!

Clachtoll - great beach!

Achiltibuie - Open all year and pub very close by serving fresh food

Ardmair - Lovely bay location just a little out of Ullapool for a more peaceful stay

Don’t travel this part of the route without a trip to the small fishing port of Lochinver. As well as many independent shops there is a must visit to the Lochinver larder if you are a fan of pies! Random but true, they stock a huge range of fruit and savoury pies to eat in and take away and they are delicious! Your onward journey will take you to Ullapool and if you have room after the pies from Lochinver then it’s a great place for fish and chips! Ullapool is another busy fishing port of the West coast, a small town with plenty of shops and restaurants with great views down the loch, you can while away many hours watching the boats and ferries sale in and out to the Western Isles.

                    

Your journey from Ullapool takes many more picturesque turns through the very scenic area of Wester Ross down to Applecross. This stretch is 85 miles and would take just over 2 hours if travelling without stopping, you will stop for sure as this area is full of stunning beaches and viewpoints with amazing panoramic views. As you leave Ullapool heading south on the A835 you will take a turning onto the A832, this is again a road to travel with care and consideration. Just as you turn off follow the sign to the Corrieshalloch Gorge, if you have a good head for heights then this is a great stop. It is a mile long box canyon viewed from a bridge or viewing platform over the 46m falls. It really is fabulous to see if you can handle the height!

                     

The road to Applecross from this point is extremely scenic and there are some great campsite spots here for spending some time in the area.

Gruinard Bay 

Big Sand 

Sheildaig 

Applecross 

                               

Now most people travelling this route are aware of the famous cattle pass road called the “Bealach na ba” a very narrow single track road of steep ascent/decent with sharp hair pin bends that winds its way up to or out of Applecross depending on which way you are travelling. We get asked many times if you should attempt this road in a motorhome. There are a lot of differing opinions on this. All of our motorhomes up to panel van size we allow to travel this route and have made this journey without issue but we advise that you take it on with caution and with the respect it deserves. If you are a confident driver with a good head for heights and good reversing skills (It is not always the road itself but what you may meet going up or down it that can cause issues) then you should be ok. There are a number of great You Tube videos that show the road and people driving it, this is a great resource if you are unsure whether to take on the road or not.

From Applecross back to Inverness the last stretch it is roughly 79 miles and just over 2 hours journey time, this is going via Lochcarron, Achnasheen and back over past the Black Isle before heading back into Inverness.

A pleasant road to finish off the route and depending on where you would want to spend your last night we can help with a few suggestions along the way so that you are little closer to the base for your morning return.

Here are a few suggestions for campsites within 45 minutes of our base on the route

Contin -  a countryside site tucked away by a beautiful river

Fortrose - for your last chance to catch a site of the bottle nosed dolphins at chanonry point

Ardtower - a beautifully maintained site just 15 minutes from our base and right next to the Culloden battle field for your last drop of Scottish history!

This really only is a basic round up of the route and probably hasn’t done it justice as there really is SO much more but the beauty also lies in coming on an adventure and discovering more for yourselves!

A few final questions that we do get asked frequently that may be on your list of things to find out……

Will we be ok with fuel?

Absolutely yes! There are many fuel stations on this route and most of our vehicles, depending on driving conditions will get 400 miles out of a tank of fuel.

Do we have to stay on a campsite?

No. You can freedom camp in the highlands but you must make sure to follow some basic rules and common courtesies. We have full information in the motorhomes and we can discuss this with you or also look at the guidance notes here CAMPA.ORG

Will we be able to buy groceries?

There are many independent stores along the route that stock all the essentials and more! Not to mention many wonderful restaurants and cafes for you to try a wide range of tasty Scottish cuisine. You will not go hungry!

I hope this has been a helpful insight to the North Coast 500 route even if its just a start to the planning process. You can visit the official site here and there is a huge amount of information and resource online. Don’t forget we also provide Road atlas, North Coast 500 Rough Guide and NC500 Map (if we can get them!) in our hire vehicles. Should you have any questions that I haven’t covered here that you want to ask, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at bookings@highlandcampervans.com and we will be more than happy to help in any way we can.

Happy adventures!


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Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards We have been riding on the wave of happiness after winning the first ever “Scotlands Best Motorhome Hire Company” award at the Scottish Outdoor and Leisure awards 2016. Last night M... Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:12:00 GMT Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards

We have been riding on the wave of happiness after winning the first ever “Scotlands Best Motorhome Hire Company” award at the Scottish Outdoor and Leisure awards 2016.

Last night Michael and Ray attended the 2017 awards Gala Final in Glasgow as we were lucky to be finalists for two categories, Best Motorhome and Caravan Dealership and Best Motorhome hire company.

The sparkling event celebrated 17 categories this year ranging from Best Marina to Best Outdoor festival and everything in between.

Sadly, we didn’t come away with another glass trophy this year but we are still extremely delighted to have made it to the finals in two categories against some of the best in the industry.

We will have to look forward to 2018 to see if we can regain our title!


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Junior Workshop Technician - We are hiring! Job Vacancy - Junior Workshop Technician Would you like to work towards achieving a formal industry recognised qualification, funded by your employer? Do you like to use your initiative? Can yo... Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:53:00 GMT Junior Workshop Technician - We are hiring!

Job Vacancy - Junior Workshop Technician

Would you like to work towards achieving a formal industry recognised qualification, funded by your employer? Do you like to use your initiative? Can you keep a cool head when things get hectic? If the answer to all these questions is yes, then read on…

Highland Campervans are the Motorhome and Campervan specialists in the Highlands, and the only National Caravan Council (NCC) Approved Workshop in the Highlands, enabling it to undertake warranty work for most manufacturers.

We are now looking to recruit a full time Junior Workshop Technician who will work in a busy motorhome workshop within Highland Campervans’ service department. The successful candidate will ultimately be capable of carrying out service, repair and warranty work to motorhome and caravan habitation areas. This includes safety checks of gas and electrical appliances, in addition to being able to complete chassis servicing to caravans, to a very high standard. Full supervised training will be given to the successful candidate, who will be expected to attend relevant courses and to pass National Caravan Council recognised qualifications over a 3-year period.

You will be joining an established business with a friendly team working alongside you, in a business which prides itself on providing a top-quality customer experience, whether for sales, hires, workshop or general product advice.  Applicants should be approachable, confident and capable of working on their own initiative. Fixed competitive salary with sales linked bonus scheme in place.

A full job description can be downloaded here.

The Application Form can be downloaded here. Please note that no CVs will be considered unless accompanied by a fully completed Application Form.


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Read all about it! Apologies for the lack of news on our blog the last few months! We have been so busy at the Highland Campervans base! There has been lots of news and not a lot of time to share it! Don't forget yo... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 08:20:00 GMT Read all about it!

Apologies for the lack of news on our blog the last few months! We have been so busy at the Highland Campervans base! There has been lots of news and not a lot of time to share it! Don't forget you can always follow us on our social media pages as well, where we up date news most days! You can find us on the following channels, click on the words below and it should take you to the pages directly!

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We also featured in this months MMM Magazine! Be sure to get yourself a copy! Not only does it have really great motorhoming adventure stories and really helpful and useful tips and information. The summer 2017 has a great piece written by travel writer Robin McKelvie about his journey around Dumfries and Galloway in one of our Globecar hire motorhomes, the Vario.

                                                    

Be sure to grab a cuppa, put your feet up and have a read or to pass some relaxation time, how about visit our social media pages and catch up with the latest Highland Campervans news!


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Watch our new video! We are delighted to introduce our new video “You and Me on the road by Highland Campervans” We put this together to give a great example of what you would experience if you ... Tue, 9 May 2017 14:22:00 GMT Watch our new video!

We are delighted to introduce our new video “You and Me on the road by Highland Campervans”

We put this together to give a great example of what you would experience if you were to take a North Coast 500 road trip in one of our motorhomes.

The video captures many of the fantastic sites on the now famous 500 mile route and we are lucky enough to be situated at the very start and the very end of the journey! With so many great travel connections to Inverness now, you can arrive to Inverness Airport which is only a few miles away from our base with daily flights from all over the UK and now Amsterdam connecting us to the whole world! We also can collect you if you arrive by Bus or train and if you are driving to us, you can safely leave a car with us free of charge whilst you  are on your motorhome adventure.

We get asked many times if our motorhomes will take on the single track roads in some of the remote areas of the highlands and this video will show you that, yes! They will happily take on the roads of the North coast 500 route with ease……including the famous cattle pass the Beallach Na Ba that winds its way from sea level to 626 metres high (2054 ft) quite rapidly in a series of twists and turns and hairpin bends. You have to have a good head for heights!

Please get a cuppa, sit back and relax and escape into the video and please get in touch if you would like help to plan a motorhome adventure in the future!


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Highland Campervans is 10!                                                        ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:40:00 GMT Highland Campervans is 10!

                                                       

 Today, 10th February 2017, Highland Campervans are celebrating being in business in Inverness for ten years! 

Starting it's life as a hire company, Highland Campervans has grown arms and legs over the last decade into the busy, well known local business it is today.

Now not only a motorhome and campervan hire company, with a busy fleet of 9 hire vehicles, Highland Campervans offers new and used Vehicles for sale at the base in Dalcross, Inverness. Being a dealership for many national and international maufacturers such as Globecar, Swift Group, Wellhouse Leisure, Knaus and Weinsburg. Also offering a popular brokerage service to customers wanting to sell their Motorhomes or campervans.

The workshop demand has increased so much that two new technicians were taken on board at the tail end of 2016 to cope with demand and hoping that in the future we may be able to take on the work of conversions again.

It is a very exciting time at Highland Campervans with all areas of the business flourishing and expanding. Here is to the next 10 years!

 


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