Facilities for campers and motorhomers in Scotland – TV programme to investigate

A BBC Alba current affairs programme is reportedly intending to investigate the facilities available to visitors in the Highlands, after concerns were raised last summer over ‘dirty camping’.

Visit Scotland has said that there were healthy occupancy levels in 2020’s ‘open’ period with the summer tourist season busier than ever.  The 2021 season could be exceptionally busy, especially if foreign travel continues to be banned.

Eòrpa, the Gaelic channel’s European news programme will visit Inverness and Skye to talk about a lack of facilities for campers, which resulted in ‘dirty camping’ and inappropriate parking last year.

There have been ongoing discussions at the highest level regarding the lack of open facilities for campers, and ensuing problems with motorhomes/caravans, plus issues with ‘dirty camping’ where waste and rubbish are left behind.

Eòrpa will look at what infrastructure has been put in place by Highland Council since last year to better deal with another potentially very busy tourist season in the Highlands.  There are also calls for an Aires-style network of sites across the region to accommodate the ever-growing number of visiting campervans and motorhomes.

Read the report from the Inverness Courier here.