HIGHLAND Holidays, which owns Ben Nevis Holiday Park in Fort William, has made a second acquisition.

It purchased Pine Trees Leisure Park, sited on the West Highland Way walk, close to the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, for an undisclosed sum.

Pine Trees Leisure Park will be renamed Tyndrum Holiday Park. It has camping and touring pitches over approximately 18 acres of land, as well as a variety of huts and pods.

The route of the West Highland Way walk runs through the park which also boasts a gold prospecting river. Highland Holidays have plans to develop the park with new luxury accommodation and facilities.

Andrew Campbell, director of Highland Holidays and former park manager of Loch Lomond Holiday Park said: “Acquiring Pine Trees was the perfect opportunity for us.

"My family has owned and developed holiday parks in Scotland since 1967 until recently selling Argyll Holidays.

“We are delighted to continue the family expertise and bring something fresh to the village of Tyndrum and create a wonderful holiday experience for guests.”

Holiday park on West Highland Way acquired by family businessLeft to right: Chris McCready (director at Highland Holidays), Andrew Campbell (director at Highland Holidays), Janet and George McNaughton (former owners of Pine Trees), Irene and Keith Campbell (directors at Highland Holidays).

He said: “Building local relationships and representing the community are important values to Highland Holidays – we intend to continue using local suppliers and will create over 20 new jobs in Scotland this year.”

Highland Holidays made its first acquisition in March 2020, with the purchase of Lochy Holiday Park, which they then renamed to Ben Nevis Holiday Park.

The flagship site has recently undergone a £1m major refurbishment including the opening of a new reception, shop, café and play park, as well as new shower and laundrette facilities along with groundwork and landscaping.

Ben Nevis Holiday Park has also installed over 10 new luxury lodges with hot tubs and scenic views. Mr Campbell said: “The team are delighted to soon be opening the new facilities at Ben Nevis Holiday Park where holidaymakers can enjoy dine-in or takeaway pizzas, cakes and a selection of locally produced coffees and beverages.”

A new head office for the group will open next month in Biggar, South Lanarkshire, to facilitate new roles in administration, customer services and finance. Across the parks and head office, Highland Holidays will have created 20 new jobs.

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Holiday park on West Highland Way acquired by family business