Moray caravan sites acquired by Holiday Parks UK

TWO long-established holiday parks on the Moray Firth have been acquired as their owners retire.

Park Holidays UK said the sites are now set for “substantial new investment”.

The 43-strong Park Holidays UK group acquired Lossiemouth Bay Holiday Park and Burghead Beach Caravan Park following the retirement of their owners.

Both parks offer more than 250 pitches in total, including holiday lodges and caravan holiday homes to rent and own.

They are both close to Silver Sands holiday park which Park Holidays UK acquired a year ago and has since invested more than £2million in.

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Now the group says its two new Moray parks will also benefit from “substantial investment” in their hospitality facilities, infrastructure and holiday accommodation.

Park Holidays UK was recently acquired by US real estate investment fund Sun Communities Inc when she said she would continue to invest in her resorts.

Tony Clish, director of Park Holidays UK, said the cash injection will give a boost to the vital tourist economy in north-east Scotland through visitor spending on local businesses.

“We are extremely proud and delighted to be joined by these two first-class holiday parks including former owners who, like us, recognize the imperative of the highest standards,” said Mr Clish. “They will allow Park Holidays UK to respond even better to the growing demand of recent years for holidays in Scotland and the rest of Britain.

“This is a quality driven market where customers are looking to have a memorable experience in a great setting at an affordable cost.”

He added: “But while we are still improving these parks, we will remain sensitive to their individual characteristics and identities which customers clearly value.£

He also “thanked former owner Gordon Christie for creating and nurturing such well-run and attractive parks, and assured him they were both in good hands now.”


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