-- Camping in Scotland - Campsites

The aim of this site is to provide informations about camping sites in Scotland. Readers should feel encouraged to write about their experiences they have made on different campsites. If you want to contribute your experiences to this side or if you have any remarks to a site listed below or if you can provide informations about a camping site not listet yet - don't hesitate to write a mail. Thanks a lot!

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Site: Hillhead Caravan Park
Kintore, Aberdeenshire
Tel. (01467) 632809
Fax: (01467) 633173
Webseite des Platzes e-mail
Datum Caravans, mobile homes, large tents Tent (2 persons) Tent (1 person) Hook-up
2 March -7 April 7.50 7.10 2.50 5.90
7 April - 5 May 8.00 7.40 2.50 6.10
5 May - 2 June 8.50 7.80 2.50 6.50
2 June - 23 June 9.00 8.20 2.50 7.00
23 June - 7 July 9.40 8.20 2.50 7.00
7 July - 11 Aug. 9.40 8.20 2.50 7.00
11 Aug. - 25 Aug. 9.40 8.20 2.50 7.00
25 Aug. - 8 Sept. 9.00 8.20 2.50 7.00
22 Sept. - 6 Oct. 8.00 7.40 2.50 5.90
6. Oct. - 29 Dez. 7.50 7.40 2.50 5.90
4 deposit per night
Setting:a few miles from Aberdeen, excellent signposting (follow the A96 to Kintore, turn left on the B944 shortly bevore kintore)
Infrastructure:childrens playground
Sanitary: filthy (compared to other sites) --> comment is from 1999, the management has changed in the meantime
Comments:only a small area for tends, most of the visitors are germans
A new owner take over on 17th march 2000
5 30ft 6 berth caravans fully equipped for hire. Prices 110.00 to 262.00 a week.
  • Old Aberdeen: The medieval old town of Aberdeen, narrow lanes of cobbled stone, very picturesque and atmospheric
  • A 'hot' tip for rainy weather: The 'Winter Gardens' in Duthie Park. Allegedly europe's largest indoor garden, especially the cactus house is worth to pay a visit. Polmuir Road (Photo)

Site: Hazelhead Caravan Club
Site closed at the moment (2002), the City of Aberdeen is looking for a new owner
Fee: 4.75 (2 Persons, Car & Tent)
Setting: Site is in the Hazelhead Park, 3 miles from the town centre. Busses Nr. 14 and 15.
(Follow the Union Street westward, turn right at the junction Holburn St. Albyn Pl./Alford Pl., follow the Queen's Road, turn left at the fourth (?) roundabout (Hazlehead Avenue)
Sanitary:clean, free showers
Comments: very clean ans spacious site, surrounded by trees, lawn for recreation.

Aberfeldy (near Pitlochry)

Site: Aberfeldy Caravan Park Foto
Dunkeld Road, Aberfeldy
Perthshire PH15 2AQ
Tel. 01887 820662
Fax. 01738 475210
Fee: 6,70 (tent/night)
8,00 (tent/night)
Setting: 23 miles north of Perth, follow the A9 in direction to Pitlochry, in Ballinluig turn westwards and follow the A827 for 9 miles, site is at the eastern edge of Aberfeldy
Ground:leveled lawn, some trees
Sanitary:toilets/showers, clean. From some pithes a long way to the toilets.
Comments: quiet, no disturbance by the nearby street, whiskey-distillery in walking distance, golf course
Sightseeing-Tip: Whisky-Destillery, Castles Menzies, Blair Castle, Pitlochry, Loch Tay, Loch Tummel

Aberfoyle (near Sterling)

Site: Cobeland Forestry Commision Caravan & Camping Site Aberfoyle
Fee: 8.40 (2 persons + car)
Setting:situated near the A81, half a mile south of Aberfoyle, a few miles south of Loch Katrine
Ground:lawn, level, not muddy after rain
Infrastructure: small shop, drier, washing machine
Sanitary: clean, free showers, free hair drier, the sanitaries are in a distance from some pitches
Comments: located on the banks of a river, the nearby street is not disturbing, there is no pub in Aberfoyle
Sightseeing-Tip: Aberfoyle is a ideal starting point for the Trossachs


Site:Aboyne Loch Caravan Park
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5BR
Tel - 013398 86244
Opened from:1st April - 31st October
Price:Tent/Car: 6-8 per day
Tourers: 8-10 per day
Setting:Site is lokated on the banks of Loch Aboyne, wonderful setting. ( mile east of Aboyne on the A93 (Aberdeen-Braemar))
Infrastructure:50 tents, launderette , shop, public phone, childrens playground. Pets welcome.
Sanitary:clean, closed from 10.30 to 11.30 for cleaning
Comments:Beautyful setting, but lots of midges. Some pitches are far away from the toilets
  • Scolty Hill: A walk to Scolty Hill in nearby Banchory (bus). Easy tour, spectacular views, observation tower.


Site:Haughton House Country Park Caravan Site
Montgarrie Road, Alford
Aberdeenshire, AB33 8NA
Tel: 01975 562107
Opend from: April-September
Fee:8.50 (2 persons/car)
Setting: situated on the A944 (turn right at the Spar-Shop in Alford) Site in the castle gardens, tents within a walled area, rather loud.
Ground:level and soft grass
Infrastructure:shop and adventure playground
Sanitary:Usual facilitys, clean. Showers are free.
Comment:Quiet shelterd side, professional management. The reception and the shop are located in a castle-like building with a stuccoed ceiling. Rather expensive

(Crook of) Alves

Site: North Alves Caravan Park
Alves, Elgin, Grampian, IV30 3XD
Tel.: 01343 85223
Fee:8 (2 persons/car/tent)
Setting: Alves is a little bit north of the A96 between Forres and Elgin. The site is an old farm surrounded by trees and fields.
Ground: grassy, a little bit damp.
Infrastructure: Shop and reception are closed after 5 p.m. To register go left through the door and ring.
Sanitary:2 showers, rather old. The hair drier only accepts the older 10p-coins.



Site:Applecross Campsite
Applecross, Strathcarron, Wester Ross IV54 8ND
Tel/Fax: 0044 (0)1520 744268
Fee:7 (2 persons/car/tent)
Setting: Applecross is located on the Applecross peninsula between Gairloch and Kyle, turn on the 896 to Shieldaig in Kinlochewe and follow the costal road when you have passed Shieldaig
Ground: leveled and soft, surrounded by trees
Infrastructure:shop, bakery and cafe
Sanitary: showers and toilets, not very comfortable. Cold water.
Comments: Small village at the sea. Beautyful pub
Sightseeing-Tip: Applecross-Pass


Site:Ardgartan Camping and Caravan Site (Forest Holidays)
Ardgartan, Arrochar, Dunbartonshire
G83 7AR Ardgartan
Tel. 01301 70 22 93
Fee: 7 (2 persons/car)
Setting:Situated on the A 83 along side Loch Long, 30 miles north of Glasgow
Ground:grassy, sloping, some areas are unleveled
Infrastructure:shop, washing machine, tumble drier, playground
Sanitary:Clean, but only one sanitary-building for the spacious site. So you have to walk quite a long way to the toilets from some pitches. Not enough, but free showers.
Comment:Wonderful views up Loch Long and the surrounding hills. The site is used as a recreation area in the immediate vicnity of Glasgow. Although the site is rather quiet, the noise of the A 83 and a nearby railway line might disturb you from time to time.


Aviemore (Coylumbridge)

Site: Rothiemurchus Camp & Caravan Site
Coylum Bridge by Aviemore
Inverness-shire, PH22 1QU
Tel: 01479 / 812 800
Fax: 01479 / 810120
(email) / (Website)
Fee:3,50 (1 person/bicycle)
Setting:3 miles east from Aviemore, therefore more quiet than the sites in Aviemore (lots of tourists)
Region: Centrals
Ground:Woodland with a little brook nearby. In spite of the woodland grounds you can easily pitch your tent
Infrastructure:showers, toilets, washing-machine, tumble drier
Sanitary:older but clean
Comments: A romantic site situated in a pine forest. Probably lots of midges in the summer.
Sightseeing-Tip:Aviemore and the surrounding area is the most elaborate holiday centre in Scotland with lots of activities available for tourists like walking, mountainbiking, skiing, rangers conducted walks etc.


Site: Sundrum Castle Holiday Park
Coylton By Ayr, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA6 5JH
Tel: 01292/570057
Fax: 01292/570065
Opend from: 20 April - October
Fee:11 (2 persons/car/tent)
Setting: The site 4 miles east of Ayr (follow the A70 to Cumnock, turn left into the drive to Sundrum Castle just before you reach Coylton Village)
Ground: the ground is very soft and wet - you need Wellingtons after rain. There is a special area for tents - but this area is sloping and you have to park your car elsewhere. For 2 pounds more you can pitch up your tent on level ground next to your car.
Infrastructure: Fastfood, gambling room, shop, disco, kindergarten, swimming pool, small laundry, public phone, TV
Sanitary: clean, hair dryer 20p, 5 deposit for the key.
Comments: outrageous expensive, very loud because of the disco, no flair, no view - horrible


Site:Ballater Site (Photo)
Fee:2 pound (large tent, no car)
Setting:near to the Youth Hostel
Infrastructure: launderette, drier, shops nearby the site
Sanitary:sufficient, clean
Comments:proper campingsite, but mainly caravans and mobile homes
  • Loch Muick:Impressive lake and glen in the Nature Reserve near Ballater, masses of red deer in summer.

Blair Atholl

Site:Blair Castle Caravan and Camping Park
Site-Fee: 12 (2 persons, car and tent)
Setting:On the grounds of Blair Castles, one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland. Located in an Englisch Park in the middle of the Grampain Mountains. The landscape is not as spectacular as the North-Western Highlands, it's more pleasant, charming.
Ground:perfect english lawn and hard stands for campers.
Infrastructure:top - shop, washing-machine, tumble drier, table tennis etc.
Sanitary:very clean and free
Comments:At first sight, the campsite seems to be elitist. . But in reality it's a pleasant, wonderful site to relex for a while. A wonderful contrast after a tour through the rough Highlands. And a little bit of luxury is not to bad...
In the middle of the site is a vast lawn to take a rest.

Bonchester Bridge

Site:Bonchester Bridge Caravan Park
Fee:5.00 (2 persons/car)
Setting:Quiet & peaceful site far away from the mainroads, located in a little village surrounded by hills and a few miles north of the scotish border.
Ground:soft and even, muddy after heavy rain
Infrastructure:washing machine, drier, shop, pub nearby the site
Sanitary:older, slightly filthy but still acceptable, showers 50p
Comments:quiet, most of the visitors are british
Sightseeing-Tip:Hermitage Castle, Jedburgh Abbey

Bornesketaig (Skye)

Fee:£2-3, 1 person incl. car
Setting: The site is in the northwest of Skye (Troternish) Follow the A855 from Duntulm to Uig or vice versa. Leave the A855 in Kilmuir (between Duntlum and Uig) and drive towards the coast. The site is at the beach next to a small museum.
Region:Skye (North)
Sanitary:small, but clean
Commenst: not overcrowded


Site:Keltie Bridge Caravan Park
Mrs F Little
Callander, Perthshire & Kinross, FK17 8LQ
Tel. 01877-330606
Fax: 01877-330075
Fee:7.50 (2 persons, car, tent)
Setting:Callander is on the A84 12 miles north of Stirling. The site surrounded by trees and meadows, you can choose free where to pitch your tent.
Ground: grassy
Infrastructure: baby's changing room, washing machine, ironing board, sinks, telephone. Dogs are welcome.
Sanitary: new sanitary building in the middle of the site, fully equipped. Showers with a small locker room, hair drier. Unfortunately the airing of the building was badly designed, therefore the new roof has become mouldy. Nevertheless - this sanitary building is the best we have ever seen. Suitable for wheelchairs.
Comments: large and friendly site. The manager lives in a house next to the entrance, pay there and pitch your tent wherever you want.


Site: Woodlands Caravan Site
Newton Road, Carnoustie, Angus, DD7 6HR
Tel: 01241/854430
Opend from: March - Mid October
Fee: 3,50 (!!!) on working days, 4,40 at weekends (2 persons, car, tent)
Setting: Carnoustie is located a few miles east of Dundee. Follow the A92 from Dundee to Arbroath, turn of right in direction to the coast in Muirdrun. The site is signposted from Muirdrun. The site is surrounded by an old city wall and is part of an public park.
Ground:level, grassy, not wet, many large and old trees
Infrastructure:common room with TV, washing machine, pets welcome
Sanitary: losts of older, but clean showers and toilets
Comments: very beautyful site, worth visiting


Site:Coldingham Southcroft Holiday Centre
St Abbs Road, Coldingham,Eyemouth, Borders, TD14 5NB
Tel.(01890) 771338
Fax: (01890) 771746
Opend from: March - October
Fee:2 persons incl. car: 8 pound
Setting:behind the scotisch border (west coast), near Kelso (turn off the A1 onto the A1107. In Coldingham take the B6438 to St Abbs, site is signposted)
Infrastructure:Bar, billiard, entertainment for children, restaurant, diving shop, iron, launderette, public phone, pets welcome
Sanitary: facilities for the disabled, showers, toiletts
Commenst:a clean camping site, mainly caravans, seperated pitches for tends

Crook of Alves


Dalkeith ( see Edinburgh)


Site: ???
Fee: 5.50 /2 persons, car & tent)
7.50 /3 persons, car, caravan) (2002)
Setting: at the beach, but some areas are protected against the wind
There are 3 campsites in Dornoch. One is out of town and outrageous expensive (12), the other is at the outskirts with pitches for tents directly opposite the chemical toilet for 8.50. Therefore visit the third site: pass the village and turn right at the spacious square where the filling station is (only one petrol pump!!!) in direction to the beach.
Ground: soft, leveled
Sanitary: clean
Comments: lots of mobile homes, but enough pitches for tents, very clean and friendly site
Good pubs and restaurants in the village. We recommend The Eagle for good value, good quality food. (John & Dorothy)


Site:Thorntonloch Caravan Park
East Lothrian
Fee: 5 (small tent)
7 (large tent)
Setting: Dunbar is a small holiday resort at the east coast, southeast from Edinburgh and a few miles east of Haddington. The site is located at the sea.
Ground: leveled
long term campers is given a pitch near the parking lot, hikers have to pitch their tents aside in the greens.
Infrastructure:washing machine, drier, small shop
Comments: small, very clean, lots of mobile homes, quietly settled at the sea
unfortunately there is a nuclear power station over the hill (hardly visible), the site is suited for your way through to the north.

Dundee (Broughty Ferry)

Site: Riverview Caravan Park
Marine Drive, Monifieth
Angus DD5 4NN
Tel. 01382 535471
Fax. 01382 535375
Fee: Tent/Car/Tourer/Motor Home: 8-10 per day
Opend from: 1. April - 31. October
Setting:The site is located at a beach (but you cannot swim there due to big stone boulders). From the city of Dundee follow signs for Arbroath on the A92. After 3 miles you will see the signs for Monifieth, turn right into the village. Riverview is 1 mile and well sign posted just after Tesco supermarket in the centre of the village.
Ground: soft grass. even. not muddy in rain. May be windy as it is next to the sea.
Infrastructure: laundry, dryers, indoor play area, outdoor playground, telephone. Dogs are welcomed.
Sanitary: clean, free, locked toilets and showers. Suitable für wheelchairs.
Comment: A nice and clean area suited for families with children. Area is locked at night. Close to a big grocery store and also close to several take-away food restaurants.
Sightseeing-Tip:The beach of Brought Ferry is a couple of miles towards Dundee. There is also a tiny castle with a little child friendly museum that is free.


Site:Dunnet Bay Caravan Park, The Caravan Club
Tel. 01847 821319
Fee:9.00 (2 persons/car)
6.70 (2 persons/car)
Setting:On the A836 (Thurso - John o'Groats). Located in the middle of green dunes above a splendid sandy beach. Superb view up the cliffs of Dunnet Head.
Ground:soft, level
Infrastructure:washing machine, drier, shop
Sanitary:clean, showers are free
Comment:Club-site, non-members welcome, rather expensive. Beautyfully settled, but rather windy.
For drivers an alternative to the site in Thurso.
Sightseeing-Tip:Dunnet Head, .........., superb panoramic view

Dunvegan (Isle of Skye)

Site: Kinloch Follart
Fee:4.00 (1 person/bicycle)
Setting:south from Dunvegan. Turn of the street to Sligachan at the outskirts of Dunvegan.
Ground:slightly sloping
Infrastructure:a hut for campers
Sanitary:clean showers and toilets
Comment:magnificent view over the bay and the McLeod-Tables.
Sightseeing-Tip: Take a boat trip and watch the seals


Site:Sango Sands Caravan and Camping Site (Photo)
Phone: 0971/511262
Fee: Adult 3,50
5-16 year old 1,60; 0-5 year old free (1998)
3 people, car, caravan, and electric, one night 14.80 (June 2002)
Setting:located in Durness on the clifftop, nice sandy beach
Ground:marshy after heavy rain, most of the area sloping
Infrastructure:cooking shelters, restaurant & gift shop, Laundry (Wasching machine & tumble dryer 1, iron 0,30)
Sanitary:showers (30p) and toilets, hair-drier available (30p).
Comment:It is conveniently next door to the village pub, with good value food. (John & Dorothy)
  • The Smoo-Cave is worth a visit.
    You can watch puffins in the cliffs

Edinbane (Skye)

Site: Loch Greshornish Edinbane (Skye)
Fee:7 (2 persons, car)
(Sept. 1999)
Setting:located on the A850 on the banks of Loch Greshornish between Portree and Dunvegan
Ground:lawn, slightly sloping, soaked with water after rain
Infrastructure: drier
Sanitary: clean, unfortunately only 2 showers
Comments: Site is not optimal to explore Skye but good enough for one night


Site:Little France Site
219 Old Dalkeith Road

Fee:8 pound (2 persons incl. car)
Setting:Located in the outskirts of Edinburgh on the A7, a few yards beyond a filling station, bus no. 33, 82, 89
Comments: 15 minutes from the centre of E'burgh , very comfortabe site with wooden benches und lots of shady trees. The filling station owner operates a shop for food stuff. The disadvantage of this site is the noisy main road.

This site has closed down in 1999 due to the erection of a new building. But there is another campsite with lots of greenspace in Newtongrange, 5 minutes away from E'burg. The site is located under a bridge and costs 12 pound. There is a bus to E'burgh.


Site:Morton Hall Caravan Park
38 Mortonhall Gate, Frogston Road East
Edinburgh EH16 6TJ
Fon 0131-664 1533 Fax: 0131-664 5387
from 5.3. 8,25 GBP
from 2.4. 9,5 GBP
afrom 11.6. 11,25 GBP
from 16.7. 12,75 GBP
from 3.9. 9,5 GBP
from 1.10. - 31.10. 8,25 GBP

Setting:Settled in a park-like area at the southern outskirts of Edinburgh, good connection to the centre of Edinburgh by bus no. A720, A701 or B701
Ground:soft grass, uneven
Infrastructure:all facilities (washing machine, drier, tv-room, shop, restaurant, games room.
Sanitary: very good, showers free
The showers weren't clean and therefore hard to use with kids. (Karri)
Comment: The site usually crowded but comparatively quiet. Outrageous fares in spite of the excellent facilities.
Sightseeing-Tip:Edinburgh (Bus 7/11 and 31/33, 30 min, 85p.)


Site: Linwater Caravan Park West Clifton, By East Calder
Lothian EH53 0HT
Tel. 0131 333 3326
Fax. 0131 449 3699
Fee:12 for 6 persons + car + tent
8-10 for 2 persons+car+tent
Setting: Close to Edinburgh airport.
West along A8 to Newbridge roundabout and from there B7030 south. Follow the marks to the right to East Calder.
Ground: In the countryside setting. Soft grass. Even. Not muddy in spite of rain
Infrastructure:Facitilities brand new (washing machine, dryer, tiny herbal garden for guests' meals, sandpit with toys for kids
Sanitaryvery clean, free showers and toilets
Comment: Very friendly owners who run the site. You can hear the airplanes by night.
Sightseeing-Tip:A car is needed to reach the campsite. Near Union Canal.

Fort Augustus

Site:Fort Augustus Caravan & Camping Park (Photo)
Tel: (01320) 366618/366360
Fax: (01320) 366360
Adult4 per night
Children2,50 per night
Setting:settled at the outskirts of Fort Augustus on the A82 to Fort William
Ground:hard, some areas are gently sloping
Infrastructure:shop, laundry (W.machine. 2 / drier 0,20-2 / iron 0,20), small childrens playground, picnic tables. Dogs are welcome.
Sanitary:Showers & toilets, very clean. No coat hooks in the toilets. Hot water is free.
Comment:Small & pleasant site, but hectic atmosphere when full.
The site does not accept groups of more than 2 persons of the same sex.
The site is adjacent to a nine-hole golf course, which is open to non-members.


Fort Williams (I)

Site: Lawn at the river - no official campsite
Fee: nothing (-:
Setting: follow the road in the glen (from the roundabout) for half a mile till you see a parking lot on the left side of the road. Steps are leading down to a lawn the river
Ground: mainly even, some uneven parts
Infrastructure: -
Sanitary: bushes (-:
Comments:The campingsites in Fort Williams are quite expensive and very basic, but there is a suitable site for wild camping at the banks of the river (Just follow the road to the Youth Hostel for half a mile, it's on the left side of the road)

Site:Glen Nevis Park
Glen Nevis, Fort William
Inverness-shire PH33 6ST
Tel - 01397 702191
Opened from:March - October
Fee:9 pound (2 persons, incl. car)
Setting:located a few miles from Fort Williams in the Glen Nevis.
SP east of A82 at roundabout. Continue up Glen Nevis for 2m. Site is on right.
Infrastructure:shop, gift shop, 5 phones, restaurant and take-away on site
Comments:large and overcrowded campingsite, used by hundreds of people who want to climb the highest peak of scotland, very expensive
  • Steall Falls: Impressive waterfalls at the end of Glen Nevis, a footpath starts where the road ends. (Photos)
  • Ben Nevis Highest peak in Scotland, but too many tourists in the summer.
  • Neptuns Staircase: A masterly performance in a technical view. The Caledonian Cannal has to conquer 20m difference in altitude by 8 locks . Busses from F. William. Nice walks along the Caledonian Cannal.


Site:Sands Holiday Centre
Gairloch, Highland, IV21 2DL
Tel: 01445/712152
Fax: 01445/712518
Email: litsands@aol.com
Fee:9.50 / 2 persons incl. car
Setting: 3 miles west of Gairloch (B8021)
Ground: lawn, some pitches in the dunes are sheltered from the wind
Infrastructure:shop, phone, hot showers, washing machine, drier
Comment:(1) spacious site, beautyfull dunes, sandy beach with a view to the Isle of Skye

(2) Have been here repeatedly over 12 or more years. Really good. Especially washing/sanitary/etc. Ground is always dry even after torrential continous rain (scots mist ?) due to sand soil under grass. 10 star rating (yes there is such a thing)!

(3) Super site!!!!!!!
Sightseeing-Tip: Badachro Inn (nice Pub with good meals)


Site:Gairlochy Holiday Park
Gairlochy Road, Spean Bridge, PH34 4EQ
Tel: 01397 712711
Fax: 01397 712712
email / Homepage
April, May
Sept & Oct
June, July
& August
Car & Caravan8.5010.00
Ridge Tent7.508.50
for 2 persons, extra person 0.50, extra tent 4.00
Setting:settled between the A84 and the B8004, 15 miles north of Fort Williams
Ground:level, muddy after rain, rocky ground
Infrastructure:washing machine, drier, fish & chips
Sanitary:somwha clean, not enough showers, shower costs 20p
Comment: Site is situated in a glen, sheltered from the wind.


Fee:4 (2 persons, bicycles, 1 tent)
(October 2000)
Setting: Galashields is a small town in the Borders south of Edinburgh and some miles north west of Melrose (at the A7). The Campsite is located at the nothern edge of town.
Sanitary:in an incredible bad condition, repulsice
Comments:creepy atmosphere, countless wild dogs populate this site, do not camp there

Gatehouse of Fleet

Site: Auchenlarie Holiday Park
Tel. 01557/840251 / Fax.840333
Fee:5.50 (2 persons, car, tent)
Opend from: March - October
Setting:Gatehouse of Fleet is located near the A75 between Dumfries and Stramaer. Follow the A75 from Gatehouse in direction Creetown, the campsite is 4 miles of Gatehouse at the end of the Fleet Bay. There are two rows for tents - on row at the river (midges!) and one row at the slope with special parking-bays underneath the tents. The tents are on a elevation.
Ground: hard and grassy grounds
Infrastructure: shop (gas for sale), 2 pubs, gambling room, fast food, childrens playground, indoor swimming pool, telephone. Only one sink for cleaning dishes. The area is surveillanced by cameras.
Sanitary: There's a sanitary building near the tents with four very narrow showers (20p). No hair drier or power supply in the mens room. Enough toilets and washbassins. The lights in the corridor are on all night long and music is playing in teh building. 2 pounds deposit for the key.
Comments: Very spacious area with over 300 trailers. But you see not much of the trailers from the tents area because the site is located around some small hills, you have a wonderfull view over teh Wigtown Bay instead. You can climb down to a small bay from the site. This site is also suited in the low season for people who love beautiful lonesome places.

Glenbrittle (Skye)

Site: Glen Brittle Camping Site (Skye)
Tel: (01470) 521206
Fee:4 (per person/night)
(May 2002)
Setting: Glenbrittle is a small village at the foot of the Cuillins. The campsite is located at the shore.
Ground: lawn
Infrastructure:shop with a wide range of goods
Sanitary: older , only two showers, showers are free, long walking distance from some pitches to the sanitary.
Comments:tends only, no caravans or mobile homes. Optimal starting point for tours in the Cuillin mountains (Maps are sold in the shop). The site is secluded, the road ends there (Birgit und Jörg, August/September 1999)

In July 99, the site was in a awful condition. The beach was covered with rubbish. The sanitary facilities are a desaster - most of the facilities are rusty or covered with moulder.
The site is, compared to others, rather large. But parts of it are under water when the flood is coming in, so take care where you put up your tent - you might get wet. The reason for the many guests on this site is the solitude road leading to this site. No backpacker is motivated to walk another 21 miles to go back... (Kathrin, July 99)

The showers and toilets have been cleaned and the feel of the toilet block is better - it is still old though. The beach was very nice this last weekend.
Camper vans are now allowed on site - but it is still mostly tents that pitch up. I do not think that caravans can be driven to the campsite - the access road is very narrow and difficult to drive in a car - let alone a car towing something. (Karl, Mai 2002)
Sightseeing-Tip:Cuillin Mountains


Site:National Trust for Scotland - Glencoe Caravan and Camping Site(Photo)
Glencoe Argyll PA39 4LA
Telephone: 0185 581 1397
email Contact: Derrick Warner
Opened from:1st April - 31st October
Fee:Single person Tent 3,50 pound
Two person Tend 6.00
Large Tents (for 4) 9.00
Mobile Homes (for 4) 9.00
Caravans(for 4) 9.00
small Caravans 6.00
hook-up 2
Setting:located on left hand side on the A82, 1 mile beyond the Glencoe Visitor Centre
Ground:partly flat, partly uneven, ground is partly soaked with water after heavy rain
Infrastructure:shop, laundry room with token operated washing and drying machines, telephone, cooking shelters (knocked-up), hair dryers
Facilities:clean but some more showers would be nice, Facilities for disabled, dogs are welcome
Comments:My favorite campingsite - tremendous panoramic mountain views. Campfires are allowed (in old fireplaces only)
There are a lot of snails - look in your boots in the mornings


Site:Red Squirrel Campsite (Photo)
Fee:3,50 pro person, Children 0,50
Setting:Follow the Glencoe-Village Road for 2 miles. Site is settled on the banks of River Coe opposite the youth hostel . The NTS-Site is on the other site of the river.
Ground:leveled, lots of shady trees are on the ground
Sanitary:Showers & toilets (portacabins). A long way to walk to the toilets from soe quarters of the site.
Comment:Small bonfires are allowed.
Tents only, no caravans.

Glencoe / Invercoe

Site:Invercoe Caravan & Camping Park
Glencoe, Argyll PA39 4HP
Phone/Fax 0185 581 1210
email / Homepage
Caravan, mobile home, large tent for 2 persons9
small tent, 2 persons8
Caravan, mobile home, 1 person5
electric hook-up 1,50 / additional car or boat trailer 1,00
Setting:at the road to Kinlochleven on the banks of Loch Linnhe (right on the side of the loch)
Ground:hard, mainly leveled, some sloping passages
Infrastructure:small shop, laundry (washing machine 2 / drier 0,50 / iron 20p)
Sanitary:Showers & toilets , wheelchairs ok.
Comment:An excellent site, but scenically not as spectacular as the NTS or Red Squirrel Site.
Mainly Caravans, small tent area
The best pub in the area is The Clachaig Inn on the old road out of Glencoe towards the Pass of Glencoe, beyond The Red Squirrel site, just before the junction with the A82 main road. (John & Dorothy, 2002)


Site: Grantown-on-Spey Caravan Park
Seafield Avenue
Tel.: 01479-872474 / Fax: 873696
Fee:£8.50 (2 persons/car/tent)
Setting: Turn of the A9 (Perth-Inverness) at the A95 shortly before resp. behind Aviemore. Grantown-on-Spey is located at the junction of the A95, A938 and A939. The site is well sign-posted from the town centre.
Ground: slightly sloping, the tents are on leveld pitches. Grassy ground, surrounded by hedges and trees.
Infrastructure:sinks, laundry, common room with table tennis and soccer.
Sanitary: A very clean sanitary building with 4 showers and 4 toilets. Free hair dryer. Near the tent area is a building with toilets. £3 deposit for the key.
Comments: well-tended site, lots of small domestic animals

Gretna Green

Site:The Braids Caravan-Park (Foto)
Annan Road (B721)
Dumfries & Galloway
Scotland DG16 5DQ
Tel./Fax: 01461-337409
Fee: 6 for 2 persons, car & tent ( September 98)
Setting:At the B721, follow the signs from Gretna Green.
Ground:hard, one tend area is leveled, the other is slightly sloping
Infrastructure:laundry, childrens playground
Sanitary:Showers & toilets , very clean. The toilets next to the tents are in portacapins. Shower 20p.
Comment:Greetna Green is not worth a visit

Gruinard Bay

Site:Gruinard Bay Camping & Caravanning Site (Foto)
Laide, Wester Ross, IV22 2ND
Tel/Fax: (01445) 731225
1 person64 persons10.50
2 persons85 persons11.75
3 persons9.256 persons13.50
(Prices for caravans, mobile homes or tents.)
Electric hook-up: 2
(1998 -- 2001 +50p)
Setting:Located at the A832. The beach is in front of the site. Sometimes a piper plays the bagpipe at the beach in the evenings.
Ground:hard, only slightly uneven, in good shape even after periods of heavy rain
Infrastructure:small shop in the reception
Sanitary:Showers & toilets (portacabins). Hot water is free.


Site:Hoddom Castle Caravan Park
Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
DG11 1AS Hoddom
Tel. 01576 30 02 51
Fee: 2 persons, car:
March, April, October5,00
May, June, September7.00
July, August (+public & religious holidays)8.50
Setting:located in the castle grounds, drive along the A75 (Annan), then follow the B 723 for 5 miles (to the north) or the A74(M) to Ecclefechan, then 5 miles westwards (B725)
Ground:soft lawn, even
Infrastructure:shop, washing machine, drier, hair drier, billiard, table tennis, golf, childrens playground, pub, restaurant
Sanitary:clean, free showers
Sightseeing-Tip:Sweetheart Abbey and Caerlaverock Castle near Dumfries

Horgabost/Scarista (Isle of Harris)

Site: wild camping
Setting:Situated on beautiful sandy shore, one of the most beautiful beaches at the west coast of Harris. The scenery is magnificent - splendid view over the Sund of Taransay and the Isle of Taransay
Ground: sandy grounds
Sanitary:toilets and toilets for the disabled
Comments:great camping site, recommended by the tourist information because Harris has no official campsite. There are always a number of tents and caravans in the dunes. Nearby the site is a public toilet). Fishing is allowed on Harris!
Sightseeing-Tip: The 16th century church St. Clement (Rodel)
take a trip along the golden route at the east cost, splendid landscape!


Site: Huntly Castle Caravan Park
Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Tel. (01466) 794999
The official Website of the Huntley Castle Caravan Park E-Mail
Opened from:1st April - 31st October
Fee:2 persons (incl. tent/car, mobile home or caravan)

Low season23 March - 12 April
16 April - 3 May
24 September - 28 October
8.95 per night
Mid season13 April - 15 April
7 May - 28 June
2 September - 23 September
9.95 per night
High season4 May - 6 May
29 June - 1 September
11.00 per night

Extra Adult 2.25; Children (5-16yrs) 1.10;
Tent (no car) 6.50 - 11.00
Pup Tent 2.00;
(Stand: 2001)
Setting:located near the A96
Infrastructure:indoor playground for childrens, washing machine, drier, roofed cooking shelters
Sanitary:sufficient, clean, free showers, free hair drier. Facilities for the disabled.
Comments:large and tidy campingsite, a large meadow for recreation, sufficient water supplies,
Sightseeing-Tip:only a ten minute walk to the town centre of Huntly; campsite is an ideal starting point for the castle trail; Huntly Castle; there are a lot of distilleries are in this area (Glenfiddish - free guided tour incl. 'a wee little drum')


Site:Argyll Caravan Park (Foto)
Tel: +44 (0)1499 302285
Fax: +44 (0)1499 302826
email / Homepage
Low Season
30.March-30.June & 1.Sept.-31.Oct.
30 June-1 September
per week 60.00
per night 10.00
per week 66.00
per night 11.00
Prices includes one tent and car plus two adults and two children. Extra person or extra car 2
Backpacker 4.
6,70 for 2 persons, tent & car (September 1998)
8 (2 persons, tent & car) 1999
Setting:On the banks of Loch Fyne, at the A83 to Campbeltown
Ground:hard and even
Infrastructure:all facilities. Large shop, bar (barmeals available) , billiard, recration hall, laundry (washing machine 2, drier 0,50, iron 0,20) dog walk area, 2 children playgrounds (a small one next to the tents and a large one next to the reception) , small soccer field, exhibition of old agricultural tools
Sanitary:Showers & toilets , clean. Warm water and the hair drier are free, the buildings are heated.
Comment:Very large site, mainly stationary caravans. It's a long way to walk from the tent area to the reception. Footpath to Inverary (2 1/2 miles)


Site: Faichem Park
Faichem, Invergarry
Inverness-Shire, PH35 4Hg
Tel. 01809 501226
Fee: 7 2 persons+tent+car 0.50 extra/child
Setting:Sloping grassy hillside with surrounding forest on one side and a farm on the other. From the A82 at Invergarry, take the A87, continue for one mile. Turn right at Failchem signpost.
Ground:Grass. Not very soft. Sloping and uneven. Sheep etc. walking around and there are also spillings. Dogs are allowed if kept on the lead.
Infrastructure: Locked showers and toilets.
Sanitary: Free toilets (not too clean). Showers cost extra as well as hairdryers.
Comment: A lot of farm animals which is nice for kids.


Fee: 11 (tent/car)
Setting: Invermoriston is a small village at the A82, 5 miles north of Fort Augustus. The site is located at the shore of Loch Ness and is well signposted.
Ground: leveled, lawn pitches and gravel pitches for campers
Infrastructure: 80 pitches for campers, childrens playground, bar/pub with billiard
Sanitary: very clean, two of three buildings are closed in the low season. Every building with one shower, three toilets and four sinks. Pledge for the toilet-key: 3
Comments: mainly hikers, but also caravans. Friendly site with visitors from all quarters of the world. The site is idyllic settled at Loch Ness shore with a magnificent view over the loch. a small (gravel) beach is near the site, ideal for surfer or canoe, wooden benches and trees are on the site. There is a cosy pub with a fireplace on the site, opend from 8pm. The wardens are very friendly.
Sightseeing-Tip: Take a trip aroud the loch


Site:Bught Side
Fee:4 pound (tend)
5.40 (2 persons, car)
Setting: 1 mile from the centre of Inverness, nearby the Ness-Islands (Bught Drive)
Ground:tend-pitches in the hikers area: hard, even
in the area for tends & cars: a little bit muddy after heavy rain
Infrastructure:shop, washing and drying machine
Sanitary:clean, sufficient
Comments:A sport centre is located opposite the sites (football, swimming). Rather cheap.
  • Ness-Islands: a number of islands in the river ness, connected by bridges, lots of trees, a few minutes to walk from the campingsite


Site:Scaniport Camping & Caravaning Site
01463 751351
Caravan, Mobile home, 2 persons6,50
Car/ motorbike & tent, 2 persons4,50
each additional adult 0,75, awnings are free
Setting:Located outside of Invernss at the 862 to Fort Augustus
Ground:hard & even
Sanitary:Showers & toilets, hot water is free.

John O' Groats

Site:John O' Groats Camping & Caravanning Site
St. Rowan, Caithness, Scotland
Tel: (01955) 611329
Car/ Caravan or tent, 2 persons7.50
additional adult/ child:1/0,50
electric hook-up or Awning:1,50
Setting:Next to the pier
Ground:hard, even
Sanitary:Showers & toilets , Facilities for the disabled
Comment:If you don't intend to catch the ferry to the Orkneys - avoid John O' Groats. (Markus)
The John O'Groats ferry company does a combined fery ticket and all day bus tour of the mainland of Orkney for 33. It visits the principle sights including the village of Skara Brae, dating from 3500 B.C. (John & Dorothy)
  • Duncansby Head: The .

John O' Groats

Site:Stroma View Caravan and Camping Park R.G. & E. Dundas
Huna, John O'Groats, Caithness
Phone: 0209/55611313
Fee: 5.50 (Car & tent) (2000)
Setting: in the north-east of Scotland, on the A836 Thurso/John O'Groats, a few minutes from John O'Groats. If you come from Wick, turn of the A99 to the A836 at the Sea View Hotel (left side)
Nice and quiet site with a view over the see.
Ground:soft lawn
Infrastructure:no laundry, but Mrs. Dundas will wash your clothes if you ask her friendly.
Sanitary:Showers & toilets , clean
Comment:A very nice and pleasant site, much cheaper than the sites in Dunnet Bay or John O'Groats. Mr. Dundas is a fisher who sells fishes and lobster (1 kg 10). .
Sightseeing-Tip:Dunnet Head - lots of puffins

Kinloch Rannoch/ Loch Rannoch

Site: Kilvrecht Campsite By Kinloch Rannoch, Pitlochry
Perth & Kinross
Tel: 01350/727284
Fax: 01350/728635
Opend from: Easter - End October
Fee: 9 (tent & car)
3.00 (tent)
Setting:Go through Kinloch Rannoch, the south road of Loch Rannoch for 3 Miles, site is signposted. The site is situated in a wood, the grassy areas for the tents are in an exelent condition. Benches are available.
Ground: leveled lawn
Sanitary: The toilets are in a log cabin. Only cold water, no showers, no electicity, no lights.
Comments: A pleasant site situated in a beautiful landscape, 1 mile from the shore of Loch Rannoch. The site is surrounded by the last remains of the Caledonian Forest. There are many parking spaces and marked walks.
Sightseeing-Tip: Rannoch Station, a railway station in the middle of nowhere.


Site: Kinlochewe Campsite (Foto)
Setting:The campsite is 3 miles from Kinlochewe on the road to Gairloch .
The site might be hard to find 'cause the site entrance is not signposted. Watch ot for a bungalow - the entrance drive to the bungalow leads to the site.
Ground:uneven, partly damp after rain
Infrastructure:very basic, just a meadow and a toilet
Sanitary:'Shitty'. Just one toilet, no showers. The visitors are request to keep the toilet cleen - you can imagine how it looks like...
Comment:Very basic but free. Only for short-time stays (1 or 2 days)
Midges-Warning: Thousands and thousands of midges populate this place - after three days my skin looks like a relief-map of the Grand Canyon. If you manage to peep through the swarms of midges you can see a rock face with a waterfall.


Site:Gallowhill Caravan Park, Gallowhill Farm
Gallowhill Farm, Kinross, KY13 0RD
Tel (01577) 862364
Opend from: April - October
Fee:5 pound (2 persons, incl. car)
Setting: Near Loch Leven. Leave the M90, turn onto the A922. Turn left at the T-junktion, after mile turn left into Gallowhill Road
Infrastructure: launderette, shop
Sanitary:clean toiletts, 5 pound pledge for the keys, facilities for the disabled
Comments:The campingsite is a large meadow behind a farm, very quiet and nearby Loch Leven Castle



Fee:£6.20 (2 persons, car, tent)
Setting: Kirkcaldy is located on the A921 13 miles east of the Forth Bridges in Edinburgh. The campsite is on the 981 Boreland in direction of Dunmikier, on the outskirts of Kirkcaldy
Ground:grassy, under large, old and shady trees.
Infrastructure: Shop and reception are opened until 5p.m. After 5 p.m. you can register in the hous left of the entrance. Sinks (not roofed)
Sanitary: 3 showers, free. 20p for the hair drier in the ladys room, no hair dryer in the mens room.
Comments: The site is acceptable, the first site we have ever seen with large amounts of flowers in the toilets


Site:Silvercraigs Site
Silvercraigs Road, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway
Tel: 01557/330123
Opend from: Easter - October
Fee: 7,95 (2 persons, bicycles, 1 tent)
(October 2000)
Setting: Kirkcudbright is a small town located at the Solway Firth at the southcoast of Scotland. The former artist-colony is situated southeast of Dumfries at the A711 between Dalbeattie and Gatehouse of Fleet. The campsite is located on a hill near a park and overviews the town and the surrounding area. The site is signposted from main street.
Region: Lowlands
Ground: lawn
Infrastructure:washing machine, tumbling drier, pets welcome
Sanitary: The showers and toilets are clean and in a flawless condition, hot water is free
Comments: the most beautiful campsite we have visited during our holidays

Kyle of Lochalsh

Site:Balmacara Site ???
Fee:9 pound (2 persons plus car)
Comments:Last campsite before the bridge to Skye (5,40 pound in one direction!!!). The location of the site is nice - lots of trees and bushes, but the facilities are lousy and there are lots of midges.

Kyle of Lochalsh - Inverinate/Morwich

Site: Morwich Caravan- Club- Site
Inverinate by Kyle of Lochalsh
Rossshire, IV 40 8HQ
Fee:8.70 (2 persons, car)
(Sept. 1999)
Setting: Inverinate is locatde a few miles east of Kyle of Lochalsh at the banks of Loch Duich near the 'Five Sisters' (Glen Shiel). Morwich is located a little bit out of Inveriate on a byroad. (Turn off shortly before or after the bridge over Loch Duich, the byroad leads back to the mainroad in a semicircle)
Ground: lawn, level
Infrastructure: washing machine, drier, TV, billiard, common room, info-point, small shop, roofed cooking shelters for campers
Sanitary: clean, free showers - super!!!
Comments: quiet and peaceful and well-tended campsite, Ranger-station is in the neighbourhood
Sightseeing-Tip: Eilean Donan Castle (the Highlaender Castle!), tour to the "Falls of Glomach" or the "Five Sisters of Kintail", guided tours by Nationl Trust Rangers

Lairg / Achnairn

Site:Woodend Caravan & Camping Park (Foto)
Achnairn, Lairg, Sutherland
IV27 4DN Achnairn
Tel.+Fax 01549 40 22 48
Fee:5,50 for 2 persons incl. car und tent (1998)
Setting:Located to the north of Lairg at a side street of the B838 - follow the signs
Ground:hard, sloping
Infrastructure:The reception is the shop and the post office of Achnairn, there is a small libary in the toilet block, small childrens playground, laundry (wasching m. 1,10 / drier 20p min. / iron 20p)
Sanitary:Showers & toilets , clean. Shower10p/4min., Hair drier 20p
Comment:The laundry is behind the showers (hard to find)
Very quiet place. Two or tree times a day there are disturbances by the RAF (low-level flight training)
Not suitable for backpackers - no buss from Achnairn to Lairg.

Sightseeing-Tip:Shin Falls


Site:Clyde Valley Caravan Park
Kirkfieldbank, Nr. Lanark, South Lanarkshire
Tel: 01555/663951
Fax: 01698/357684
Opend from: April - October
Fee:GBP 6.00 (2 persons, car)
Setting:in the Valley of Clyde (settled and industrialized area), 15 miles southeast of Glasgow. Leave the M74 onto the A73 for Lanark, mile north to Kirkfieldbank.
Infrastructure:washing machine,
Sanitary:filthy, strong smell of chlorine in the toilets, showers 20p
Comment:very quiet place, run-down
Sightseeing-Tip:New Lanark

Lochinver (Achmelvich / I)

Site:102 Achmelvich Site (Foto)
102 Achmelvich, Lochinver, Lairg
Sutherland, Highlands
Tel: 01571 844262
Fee:1. person: 4,00
2 persons: 4,50; 4 (if you stay a week or more)
(Prices for caravans and tents) / (1998)
Setting:Small meadow, surrounded by sheltering mounds. . Lovelly situated in the middle of dunes, a few yards away from one of the most beautyful beaches scotlands - golden-yellow sand and turquoise water. 3 miles from Lochinver.
Ground:hard and even
Infrastructure:Very basic, only a toilet and a shower in a portacabin. Showers 20p/5min.
Sanitary:2 toilets and 1 shower in an older portacabin.

Lochinver (Achmelvich / II)

Site:Shore Caravan Platz Achmelvich (Foto)
Website with the latest prices
Unit Type:1 Person:2 Persons:4 Persons+:
Caravan / large Caravanette / Frame Tent:£7.50£8.00£8.50
small Caravanette / Tent with Car/Motorcycle£6.50£7.00£7.50
Tent with bicycle:£5£5.50£6.00
Setting:Next to the 102 Achmelvich Site
Ground:in good shape even after heavy rain, sloping
Infrastructure:laundry (washing machine 2.50, drier 1.25, washing powder 0.40), small shop, snack shop
Sanitary:showers and toilets

Loch Lomond

Fee: 11,50 pound (2 persons + car)
Comments:recreation area in the immediate vicinity of Glasgow and Edinburgh, too expensive

Lossimouth (near Elgin)

Site: Silver Sands Leisure Park
Covesea West Beach, Lossiemouth,Moray, IV31 6SP
Tel: 01343/813262
Tents2-person tent
21 Apr. - 5 June
6 June - 6 July
7 July - 17 Aug.
18 Aug. -31 Aug.
1 Sept. - 12 Oct.
13 Oct. - End Oct.
May weekend
Aberdeen Weekend
21/22/23 Sept.
incl. Car (2001)
Infrastructure:childrens recreation ground
Comments:neat and tidy campsite, suitable for children. No reception, just pitch your tend, people will come the next morning from a nearby filling-station to collect the money. Wonderful location


Montrose (St. Cyrus)

Site:Miltonhaven Seaside Caravan Park St. Cyrus
Montrose DD10 0DL
Fon+Fax 01674 850413
Fee:GBP 5 (2 persons + car)
Setting:at the north sea shore aside the main road, follow the A92 north of Montrose
Ground:soft lawn, even
Infrastructure:washing machine, drier, shop, common room (redecorated in 1999) billiard and TV
Sanitary:*Older, but in good shape. The sole shower room is for males and females, the showers are divided by curtains. The showers are free.
* there is only a curtain between the showers, but you can lock the room instead. So couples can take a shower.
Comment:Quiet, not overcrowed. You can hear the breakers of the nearby sea while ducks, cats and chickens are walking between the tents - beautiful!
Do not visit the ugly site at the A92

Newton Stewart

Fee: 7 (2 persons, bicycles, 1 tent)
(October 2000)
Setting: Newton Stewart is located at the southeast-coast of Scotland a little bit above the upper end of the Wigtown Bay (at the junction A75 and A714). The campsite is located at the southern edge of the village
Region: Lowlands
Sanitary: the hot water is not free and the cold water is soiled.
Comments: mainly caravans on this site, use this site only if other sites are overcrowded


Site:Invernahavan Caravan Site
Glentruim, Newtonmore
PH20 1BE
Fee:7,20 (2 persons, tent, bicycle)
Setting:On the A9, outside of Newtonmore. Signposted. The site is located at the edge of a forest.
Ground:leveled lawn
Infrastructure:washing machine, drier, clothes-horse, childrens playground
Comment:Quiet, you only hear the distant sound of the in this area omnipresent A)
Sightseeing-Tip:There are lots of walks in Newtonmore


Site:Oban Camping & Caravaning Park, Gallanhmore-Farm (Foto)
Oban, Argyll
Tel. 01631 56 24 25
Caravan, mobile home or tent for 2 persons8
each additional adult1,50
Children (under 14)0,50
Children (under 5)frei
electric hook-up 1,50 / boat trailer 1, awning 0,50, additional car 1
Setting: 2 miles outside of Obans on the coastal street in directionn of Gallanach
Ground:lawn marshy after heavy rain, slightly sloping
Infrastructure:small shop in the reception, pool-billard and videogames, television, hot drinks dispenser, laundry (hot water 0,20, drier (5 min.) 0,20min 1,20max, washing machine 1,50)
Sanitary:showers & toilets, very clean. Hot water is free.

Orkney (Mainland) - Evie Village

Site:Eviedale Campsite
Evie Village, Orkney (Mainland)
Tel. Evie 75 12 70 / 75 12 54
Fee:5 / 2 persons + car
Setting:in the north of Orkney's Mainland on the A 966 / B 9057. Very quiet, not very much traffic there.
Ground:soft lawn, muddy and marshy after heavy rain
Sanitary:showers (20p) and WC only
Comment:small and beautyfull place only for tents, partly sheltered from the wind
Pay the site-fee at the farmers cottage next door, he although has holiday homes for rent. shop, post office and pub nearto the site.

Peterculter / Maryculter

Site: Lower Deeside Holiday Park
Maryculter, Aberdeen AB 12 5 FX
Fee:8 (2 persons/car)
Setting:a few miles west of Aberdeen, follow the A93, turn of in Milltimber (between Cults/Bieldside and Peterculter)
Ground:lawn, ground is very hard
Infrastructure:washing machine, drier, games room, table tennis, TV-room, pub within 3 minutes walking distance
Sanitary:on the average, clean, showers are free, 3 pledge for the toilet key
Comments:noisy street nearby, bus connection to Aberdeen, but you have to walk for 20 minutes to the bus stop


Site:Faskally Caravan Park (Foto)
Home Farm, Pitlochry
Perthshire PH16 5LA
TEL: 0044 (0)1796 472007
FAX: 0044 (0)1796 473896
July/Augustother month
tent (inc. car):9.908,50
(Stand: 1999)
Ground:partly level, partly slopy
hard ground
Infrastructure:extensive site, mainly mobile homes. Very good shop, großer shop, miniature golf, restaurant, pool-billard, swimming pool, washing machine & drier, sauna
Sanitary:Showers und WC, the sanitary for the tent area is not as clean as the block for the mobile homes. Frank: In the low season you can use the sanitary for the mobile homes as well. It's very clean.
Sightseeing-Tip:r Trip to Rannoch Station, a railway station in the middle of nowhere.

Pitlochry (II)

Site: Milton of Fonab Caravan Site
Tel:01796 / 472 882
Fax: 01796 / 474 363
Fee:£8 (2 persons, bike, tent)
£10 (2 persons, car, tent)
Setting: at the southern outskirts of Pitlochry, opposite the Blair-Athol-Distillery. The site is located between the forest, the field and the river.
Ground:Grassy pitches. The often used pitches are flooded after rain. The tent area is sloping with leveled levels - the lowest level at street niveau is 5 meters wide, the one in the middle also 5 meters, the level at the top of the slope next to the fence is two meters wide. This level is the best one!
Infrastructure:well sorted shop, telephone, roofed sinks, washing machine, tumble dryer
Sanitary: two clean sanitary buildings. Every shower cubicle is equiped with a small washbasin and a toilet! Two rooms with a bathtub!
Comments: lot's of stationary homes, view to the castle


Site:Milton of Fonab Caravan Site
Tel:01796 / 472 882
Fax: 01796 / 474 363
Fee:8 (2 persons, tent, bicycle)
Setting:at the southern edge of Pitlochry, opposite of the Blair-Athol-Distillery
Ground: Lawn. After rain there is lots of water in the often used pitches. The tent area is sloping with three level surfaces. The first level is at the level of the street and 5 meters wide. The second level is at the middle of the slope and 5 meters wide. The third level is at the top (next to the fence) and 2 meters wide. This level ist the best!
Infrastructure:showers, toilets, washing machine & drier
Sanitary:Showers und WC, clean. The cabins are very nice - shower, toilet and a sink.
Comment: mostly caravans
Sightseeing-Tip: There are lots of whiskey-shops in Pitlochry


Site:Poolewe Caravan and Camp Site, The Caravan Club
Fee:14.00 (2 persons incl. car, non-members) USURY!
Setting:lokated on the coastal road A837, overlooks the bay.
Ground:soft lawn, level, rocky under the thin topsoil
Infrastructure:washing machine, drier, shop
Sanitary:very clean, showers are free
Comment:Exorbitant prices! Visit one of the other places in the vicinity if possible.
Sightseeing-Tip:Inverewe Gardens - ...........

Portree (Isle of Skye)

Site: (Photo)
Fee:5 pound (2 persons, tent, no car)
6 pound (2 persons, tent, car)
Setting:1,5 miles from Portree, on the road to Staffin
Ground: partly level, partly extremly sloping
Infrastructure Infrastructure: washing machine
Sanitary:sufficient, Sanitary for disabled
Comments:Just pitch your tend - people will come the next morning to collect the money, lots of midges

Powfoot (near Gretna)

Site: Queensberry Bay
Fee:8 (2 persons, car, tent)
Setting: Powfoot is located between Gretna and Dumfries. Follow the B724 from Gretna to Annan, pass Annan, the next village is Powfoot. The site is situated on the shore.
Region: Lowlands (Drumfries & Galloway)
Ground:spacious pitches, level and grassy
Infrastructure: old but fine kitchen, small shop with goods for everyday use
Sanitary: free showers (3-4), old but clean toilets, no hair dryer for mans room


Fee:5 (2 persons, car & tent)
Ground: spacious lawn
Infrastructure: sink for dish washing only
Sanitary: clean but very basic, just one shower and two toilets, warm water costs 10p, showers 20p
Comments: In general, you should avoid this area. In Dounreay is an old nuclear power plant (fast breeder), the beach is polluted.


Site:Resipole Farm Caravan and Camping Park
Loch Sunart, Acharacle, Argyll
PH36 4HX Resipole
Tel. 01967 43 12 35 Fax 43 17 77
Charges: £9-£9.50 (2 persons, tent/car or motor caravan)
£9.50-£10 (2 persons, caravan)
£7.50 (cyclists, 2 persons)
additional person: £0.50-£1.50 (child) £3 (adult)
Setting:on the A 861 on Loch Sunart (the A861 is a secludet single track road, no noise) at the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Beautyful landscape but not as spectacular as in other places.
Ground:soft lawn, partly level, partly slightly wavy
Infrastructure:shop, washing machine, drier, hairdrier, billard, table-tennis, pub, excellent restaurant, dogs are welcome
Sanitary:very clean, the temperature of the water is not adjustable, partly just lukewarm
Comment:excellent site but rather expensive

Rockcliffe by Dalbeattie

Site: Castle Point Caravan Site
Barcloy Road, Rockcliffe by Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway, DG5 4QL
Tel: 01556/630248
Opend from: April - October
Setting: Dalbeattie is on the A710, 15 miles southwest of Dumfries. Follow the A710 for 5 miles from Dumfries and turn right in direction to Rockcliffe. The campsite is situated on the grounds of a former farm.
Ground:grassy ground, sloping. A meadow is reserved only for tents.
Infrastructure:Washing machine. Special sinks for dirty dishes and for the preparation of vegetables.
Sanitary: Two showers for men, two for women and one shower and toilet for handicaped people. Enough toilets, the showers are free. There is no hair-drier and no power supply for a hair drier in the mens room.
Comments:The site entrance is deterrent - the site borders on a pasture. But it's a spacious site with enough free space for everyone and an incredible view over the Rockcliffe Bay.
Sightseeing-Tip: The village Kippford or Scaur (nice harbour)

Sandhead (near Stranraer)

Site: Sands of Luce Caravan Park
Sandhead, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, DG9 9JR
Tel: 01776/830456
Fax: 01776/830456
Opend from: Mid March - October
Fee:7 (2 persons, car, tent)
Setting: Sandhead is located 8 miles south of the harbour-town Stranraer, itself located on the hammershaped peninsula 'Rinns of Galloway' in the southwest of the scotish lowlands. The site is situated at the water.
Ground: special tents area, large pitches, surrounded by a small rampart which shelters from the wind but blocks up the wonderfull view.
Infrastructure:childrend playground, very small shop, sinks, launderette, public phone, pets welcome
Sanitary: new comfortable sanitary building, showers are free, hair dryer (20p), facilities for the disabled
Comments: nice area, windy in the autumn, the beach invites for long walks

Shabost (Isle of Lewis)

Fee:6.50 (car & tent)
Setting: Turn of the A858 and follow the street towards Shawbost. The site is behind the folk museum in Shawbost. Nice view over the sea.
Ground: soft lawn
Infrastructure:washing machine , tumble drier 2, small recreation room for max. 10 people
Sanitary:sufficient, a shower costs 20p
Comment: middle-sized site, an alternative to the more expensive site in Laxdale
Sightseeing-Tip: die Callanish-standing Stones, the Black House in Arnoll

Sligachan (Isle of Skye)

Site:Sligachan Campsite
Tel: (01478) 650303
Fee:8.00 (2 persons + car)
Setting:on the A 87 (older maps: A 850) / A 863 between the bridge and Portree. Stunning view over Loch Sligachan, the terrific massifs of the Cullins on the left and right. The noises from the street are disturbing.
Ground:partly hilly, partly level, in some places muddy and marshy, rocky ground - the ground isn't the best but the landscape compensates for that
Infrastructure:washing machine, tumble drier
Sanitary:in need of cleaning
Comment:to expensive in view of the lousy site-condition and the poor Sanitary, well attended, mainly tends. Just pitch up your tend, someone will come to get the money the next morning. Site becomes noisy for half an hour after the closing hour of a nearby pub , drunken campers are showing no consideration for the sleeping guests - not only the germans...
We found that the traffic on the main road behind the camp site died down at night and I would not say it was disturbing. They may have a new warden now - bit the toilets were not dirty, even if a bit old. We had no drunken campers!! - in fact I think you should mention that the pub across the road is very good, particularly for an isolated pub, with several real ales on tap. (John & Dorothy)

Staffin (Isle of Skye)

Site:Staffin Site
Staffin, Portree, Isle Of Skye, IV15 9JX
Tel: 01470 562213
Ground:mainly level
Sanitary:new Sanitary, clean
Comments:Hot water is free, but sometimes its turned of by the owner. A long walk to the post office
Sightseeing-Tip:Ideal starting point for the Quiraing


Site:Witches Craig Caravan & Camping Park
Blairlogie, Nr. Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK9 5PX
Tel: 01786/474947
Opend from: April - October
Fee: Tents: 9-12 per day
Setting:outside of Stirling on the A91, site is signposted
Infrastructure:launderette, childrens playground, public phone, pets welcome
Sanitary: facilities for the disabled, showers, toiletts
Comments:A pleasant and tidy campsite


Site: Glen View Caravan Park Strontian
Strontian, Argyll PH 36 4JD
Charges:8.50 (2 persons, car)
(Sept. 2001)
Setting: located at the bordreline between the peninsulas Ardnamurchan and Morven, approximately 19 mils northwest of Fort William. Take the ferry over the Corran Narrows to Ardgour (landing place is north of Fort William on the A82) Follow the signs to Strontian (on the B861), turn right at the police station in Strontian.
Ground:lawn, slightly sloping
Infrastructure: washing machine, drier, vending machine for drinks, microwave-oven, TV-room. Dogs are welcome
Sanitary:only ONE shower, clean, showers and hair drier are free
Comments: beautiful site affectionate run by an widely traveled engineer and his wife, fresh farm-eggs are sold, campfires are allowed, barbecue
Sightseeing-Tip: The peninsula Ardnamurchan is the most western point of the british mainland. Follow the single track road along Loch Sunart to the lighthouse. Beautiful!


Site:Scrabster Road Caravan Park
Car/Motorbike + tent:6.257.25
small tent (for 2):44.50
large tent:5.256.50
extra adult 55p, senior citizen/children 30p, hook up 1.75
Setting:on the main street, large meadow, the sea is behind the camping site
Ground: After rain EXTREMELY muddy! Do not camp in the hollows which are near the path above the cliffs, you might drown in your tend after rain. I have seen campers with rolled-up trousers kneeing in their tents, trying to get all the water out.
See to it that you do not park your car on a too soft part of the lawn, after heavy rain it got stuck! (M.G.)
Infrastructure: Top - Restaurant (snacks), common room with billiard and tv, laundry (washing m. 1.50, drier 1)
Sanitary:Vanessa: unsatisfactory
Markus: The showers and toilets does not make a bad impression to me. There are enough showers and toilets, warm water ist free. But the place was not too crowded when I was there. Due to the soft ground there might be more soil when the site is completely occupied. The toilets and showers are closed up to 6 hours a day for cleaning. Pledge for the toilet key: 6
Comments:Vanessa: nearest camping site to Scrabster
Markus: Nice view to the cliffs of Dunnet Head, the most northern point of Schotland
Sightseeing-Tip:Sail from Scrabster to the Orkneys


Site: Tobermory Campsite (Newdale)
Mrs Mary Longford
Dervaig Rd. ,Tobermory
Isle of Mull
PA75 6QF
Tel.: (01688) 302525/302624
Fee: 3.50 (per person/night)
2.00 (per child(5-11)/night)
Opend from: March to the end of October
Setting: Site is in Newdale, 2 1/2 miles west of Tobermory on the Dervaig Road. The site is surrounded by shrubs and trees, a brook murmurs beside the site. The site is very quiet.
Ground: lawn, softly sloping. Enough leveled pitches for tents.
Infrastructure:Scanty. Dogs are welcome. Next shop in Tobermory.
Sanitary:2 showers, 2 toilets
Comments: The site is too expensive in sight of the poor infrastructure.


This site was closed for a year for refurbishment (new shower/toilet block). So the information provided here are not up-to-date.

Site:Uig Camping Site (Photo)
Fee:5,50 (2 persons, tent, no car)
Setting:next to the pier
Ground:the camp site is sloping and extremely muddy after rainfall
Infrastructure:token operated washing and drying machine
Sanitary:Sanitary are old, not enough showers, hot water costs extra (token-operated boilers)
Comments:The lawn is extremely muddy after heavy rain. I have seen people leaving their tents to sleep in their cars. My advice: Pitch your tent at the upper end of the slope


Site:Broomfield Holiday Park Foto
Ullapool, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland, IV26 2SX.
Tel: (+44) 01854 612020 & 612664
Fax: (+44) 01854 613151
email / Homepage
Caravan or large tent + car 10
small tent+ car8
Motor Home9
Motorbike & tent6
Hiker + tent5
Hook up 1,50 / Awning 1.50 / Extra adults (over 2) 1
Setting:near to the pier, surrounded by the sea
Infrastructure:shop, washing and drying machine, etc.
Sanitary: sufficient, clean
shower cost 20p/6min.
Comments: no protection against the wind

Site:Ardmair Point Caravan and Camping Park
Ardmair Point, Ullapool, Ross-shire, IV26 2TN
Tel: 01854 612054
Fax: 01854 612757
email / Homepage
Fee: 7-10 per day (Tent/Car)
7.50-10 (Motor Home)
Setting:4 miles north of Ullapool, situated on the shore , wonderful view to the summer isles
Ground: sheltered meadow, some damp areas inland. Hard stands (gravel) for mobile homes at the shore, nice view
Infrastructure:shop, washing and drying machine, restaurant, boats for hire, telephone, childrens playground. Dogs are welcome.
Sanitary: sufficient, clean. Hairdryers available.
Comments: A spacious site, located in a beautiful landscape. The site is worth a visit. (Ralph)
beautiful site, but not very suited for backpackers because the site is a few miles outside of Ullapool. The site is better suited for people with cars or caravans. (Markus)


Fee:7 pound (2 persons, car)
Comments:After hiking through the highlands you can recover from the midges here. Very pleasant and tidy, lots of bushes subdivides the camping site into sections, lots of wooden benches (you can bring them to your tent)

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