Campsites and caravan parks to close


Visitors staying on leisure sites asked to return home.

I welcome the news the Scottish Government has announced that in line with recent advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) announced by the First Minister, campsites, caravan and holiday parks in Scotland are to close immediately to new arrivals, including tourers, other transient visitors and holiday lets.

I also welcome the clarity of the specific guidelines are in place for people who’s cannot return to their primary residence:

“All those who can safely do so should now return to their primary residence. However, I also understand that in some cases residential mobile homes, motorhomes, campervans and holiday lets on a caravan park or tourist site may be someone’s primary home, and that some people will be unable to return to where they usually live.

“Sites should be sympathetic to the circumstances of these individuals, and should, where necessary, remain open on a partial basis for these occupants only.”

You can read the full press release at the Scottish Government website: