Forestry & Land Scotland To Run ‘Stay The Night’ Initiative Once Again

Forestry and Land Scotland is repeating its ‘Stay the Night’ initiative and permitting campervan and motorhomes to use 41 of its carparks across Scotland for overnight stays.

Stay the Night will run from Friday 1 April until 31 October 2022, full details including a list and location map of all the sites will be available online in the next few weeks. The participating sites will be spread across Scotland.

Self-contained motorhomes and campervans (with all facilities including toilet inside the vehicle) only are allowed. Tents and car camping  are not permitted. Stays are for one night only between the hours of 6pm and 10am, with no return visit for 48hrs.

Stuart Chalmers, FLS’ National Visitor Services Manager, said;

“Stay the Night has proved to be hugely popular with campervan and motorhome users and we have had support from communities and partners across the country.
“Motorhomes and campervans are a major part of Scotland’s tourism traffic and allowing people to stay at our carparks overnight, will help to meet the growing demand for stopping places.
“It also encourages people to stay a little longer at locations they would otherwise have passed through, which should provide a boost to many small rural businesses.”

No booking system is in place and the participating carparks will operate on a first come first served basis. On certain sites a small charge will be payable on site via ticketing machines. We may introduce pay by phone at all or most sites later in the season.

Originally trialled in 2020, Stay the Night helps to alleviate pressure on honey-pot tourism sites and on local communities and businesses.

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