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Motorhome Stopovers in Scotland

Motorhome Stopovers in Scotland

An extract from website updated July 2022 Motorhome Stopovers in Scotland. The website also has new stopover sites all over the UK.

CAMPA maintains a list of places where toilets and wastewater can be emptied, usually fresh water is also available.
See the Location Map Of Campervan, Motorhome, And Caravan Waste Disposal Points

Motorhome Campsites in Scotland


As part of a national trial motorhomes and campervans will be allowed to stay for one night on over 30 Scottish forest car parks.
Vehicles must be self-contained with their own toilet facilities.
Rather than listing all of the participating car parks here, please see the Forestry and Land website:
for more details and an interactive map.

ABERDEENSHIRE Motorhome Stopovers in Scotland

Alford – UPDATED July 2021
CAMpRAGrampian Transport Museum, Montgarrie Rd, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8AE
map – street view – GPS: N57° 14.025 W2° 42.145 (57.233745, -2.702410)
Booking required – see website for current opening times, prices, and booking details:

Campervans who arrive before museum closing times (Thursday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm) can book in for their visit the following day and will then be allowed to stay inside the secure museum grounds overnight free of charge. The museum currently has no camping facilities so you will have to be fully self-contained, but it will be quiet, secure, and close to local shops and eateries if required.
Authorised for up to 5 motorhomes or campervans.

Balmoral – UPDATED MAY 2021

Motorhome Parking SignBalmoral Visitor Centre Coach Park, Crathie AB35 5TL
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 02.422′ W3° 12.953′ (57.040374, -3.215876)
There are dedicated motorhome bays in the coach park. See parking meters for charges
The website has full information about the castle opening times and prices:

Braemar – ADDED July 2021

aire de serviceBraemar Caravan Park, Glenshee Road, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YQ
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 00.111 W3° 23.612 (57.001847, -3.393526)
Has a service facility for passing motorhomes and campervans. Cassette emptying, grey water emptying and
fresh water filling.
Cost £5
Shop on-site stocking caravan and camping equipment, soft drinks and snacks, maps, and a range of Calor Gas cylinders.
Contact: 01339 741 373

Cruden Bay – UPDATED July 2021

Port Errol Harbour, Cruden Bay
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 24.697′ W1° 50.709′ (57.411614, -1.845157)
Motorhomes are welcome to stay overnight – 3 nights maximum stay.
Maximum of 5 motorhomes/campervans permitted – please do not stay if there are already 5 motorhomes parked
Motorhome parking is only permitted at the south-facing railings.
Toilets and fresh water available, no liquid waste disposal available.
There is no compulsory fee but the Port Erroll Harbour Trustees suggest a donation of £10 per night’s stay to help toward the care and maintenance of the historic harbour. A donation box is at the head of the slipway.
Please read and observe the signage.

Fraserburgh – UPDATED March 2022

Motorhome Parking Signaire de serviceCAMpRAGlenbuchty Cottage, Fraserburgh, AB43 7EE
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 41.490′ W2° 02.464′ (57.691497, -2.041065)
£5/night. Max 2 nights. Cash or through Paypal to quoting registration no. Toilet disposal available for anyone staying or passing, cost £5 – green chemicals only (or no chemicals).
Authorised for up to 5 motorhomes or campervans

Gardenstown – ADDED October 2020

Gardenstown Harbour Car Park, New Ground, Gardenstown, Banff AB45 3YU
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 40.427′ W2° 20.064′ (57.673784, -2.334399)
Gardenstown Harbour Trust authorised overnight parking.
£5 overnight. No services.

Insch – ADDED July 2022
aire de serviceCraigmancie Stud, Coldwells Farm, Insch, AB52 6YP
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 21.089′ W2° 44.271′ (57.351476, -2.737847)
Campervan stop off service for toilet and wastewater disposal, fresh water available.

Working farm.
£5 for use of services. Overnight stays are possible.
Phone: 07909617623 or 01464 831372


ANGUS Motorhome Stopovers in Scotland


Arbroath – ADDED July 2022

Inchcape Park, Arbroath DD11 1QA
map – streetview – GPS: N56° 33.178′ W2° 35.248′ (56.552966, -2.587473)
Short-term seafront overnight parking for motorhomes and campervans only.  Authorised by Angus Council.
One night stay only.
4m space must be left between vehicles.
No external equipment allowed (chairs, tables, awnings, windbreaks, barbecues, generators, etc).

ARGYLL & BUTE Motorhome Stopovers in Scotland

Coll – ADDED August 2020
Coll Bunkhouse, Arinagour, Isle of Coll PA78 6SY
map – streetview – GPS: N56° 37.491′ W6° 31.768′ (56.624848, -6.529475)
There is space for 2 Motorhomes or camper vans. 24-hour access to toilets/shower/laundry. Also access to the Bunkhouse cafe
Phone: 01879 230217 Website:

Islay – UPDATED October 2019

Motorhome Parking Signaire de servicePort Ellen Filling Station, Charlotte St, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay PA42 7DF
map – streetview – GPS: N55° 37.879′ W6° 11.362′ (55.631316, -6.189369)
Motorhome and campervan service point Located at Port Ellen Filling Station, next to the White Hart Hotel.
Hard standing with electrical hook-up points. Waste Disposal. Water Supply. Wifi Access. Shop. Bins. Jet Wash. Fuel
2 hours £5 – 4 hours £7 – Overnight Pitch £15 – Disposal Hut Access (non-pitch holders) £5

Mull – ADDED August 2021

Bunnessan, Mull PA67 6DP
map – streetview – GPS: N56° 18.957 W6° 14.110 (56.315947, -6.235171)
Community-funded temporary toilet waste disposal facility next to the MESS charity shop and public toilets. A contribution of £10 is requested to cover the high cost of emptying the tank. It is for toilet waste only – no grey water to be disposed of.

Mull – ADDED August 2020

Motorhome Parking SignIsle of Mull Weavers, Ardalanish Farm, Bunessan , Mull PA67 6DR
map – streetview – GPS: N56° 17.545′ W6° 14.921′ (56.292422, -6.248682)
In view of the problems motor home users are having in finding places to park overnight on the Ross of Mull, this is a temporary provision of a space where they can stay overnight.
£10 per night, no facilities available. Please Note: This is for self-sufficient motor homes only.
For further information: call 01681 700265 or visit the Weaving Mill at Ardalanish Farm.

Mull – ADDED August 2020

Motorhome Parking SignMotorhome Pitches, Allt-Na-Gar, Lochdon. Isle of Mull, PA64 6AP
map – streetview – GPS: N56° 26.247 W5° 41.178 (56.437458, -5.686299)
2 motorhome or campervan pitches. electric hookup, fresh water, private toilet with wash hand basin and hot water – no other facilities.
£15 per night
Phone: Jim 01680 812402 or Mob: 07437 693769

Mull – ADDED August 2020

aire de servicePennygown Holiday Park, Glenforsa, Aros, Isle of Mull, PA72 6JN
map – streetview – GPS: N56° 31.152 W5° 53.839 (56.519195, -5.897320)
The campsite offers chemical toilet disposal for £10 and water tank fill for £3

Mull – ADDED May 2021

Motorhome Parking Signaire de serviceUlva Ferry, Isle of Mull PA73 6LY
map – streetview – GPS: N56° 28.924′ W6° 08.908′ (56.482065, -6.148461) – Streetview image is 2009,  prior to the construction.
New dedicated motorhome and campervan aire. Water and electricity hook-ups are available. Toilet disposal point.
Booking is advised by phoning 07557 378953 or emailing
£20 per night per motorhome/campervan which includes one use of the Chemical Toilet Disposal point.
£10 for waste disposal and fresh water fill up if not staying.
3 nights maximum stay.
April – Sept only

Oban – ADDED July 2020

Seafari Adventures, Ellenabeich, Easdale, Oban PA34 4RF
map – streetview – GPS: N56° 17.717′  W5° 38.949′ (56.295281, -5.649150)
Overnight stays are permitted at the old Highland Arts site. No facilities, just parking but plenty of space. There are public toilets in the harbour square.
Only open during the ‘season’ April to October.
£10 a night. Pay on arrival at the Seafari Adventures ticket office
Phone: 01852 300003

Tarbet – UPDATED June 2022

aire de serviceTarbet Pier, Tarbet, Arrochar G83 7DG
map – streetview – GPS: N56° 12.170′  W4° 42.585′  (56.202826, -4.709748)
Toilet disposal point and fresh water next to the toilets at Tarbet Pier.
Overnight stays are currently not being permitted pending the introduction of a formalised motorhome parking facility.
Honesty box for donations.

Tiree – ADDED March 2022

Camping on the island is managed by the Tiree Community Development Trust, it is not permitted to park overnight other than at the croft camping locations. Pitches must be booked before arrival on the island. Once your ferry has docked, a Ranger will meet you at the terminal and check your booking.
There are 9 Croft Camping locations, there are all unserviced grass pitches and cost £12 per night. There is fresh water and waste disposal facility at Scarinish.
For full details of Tiree, Croft Camping see:

BERWICKSHIRE Motorhome Stopovers in Scotland

St Abbs – ADDED September 2019
map – streetview – GPS: N55° 53.959′ W2° 07.824′ (55.899313, -2.130395)
St Abbs Harbour Trust allows campervans to stay overnight where signed, £10 overnight fee,  daytime charges are £2 per hour or £7 all day.
NOTE: The approach road is steep and narrow, suitable for small motorhomes and campervans only.

Essential Motorhome Accessories
Online Motorhome and Accessories Store

BORDERS Motorhome Stopovers in Scotland

Eyemouth – UPDATED August 2021

Motorhome Parking Signaire de serviceCAMpRAEyemouth Sea Aire, North Street, Eyemouth TD14 5ES
map – streetview – GPS: N55° 52.404′ W2° 05.573′ (55.873404, -2.092891)
Newly opened aire, convenient location for all amenities. Freshwater, toilet emptying, drive-over grey water drain.
£15/night. £5 fee for service stop if not staying.
Can book at

Hawick – UPDATED June 2021

Motorhome Parking SignCommon Haugh Car Park
map – streetview – GPS: N55° 25.345 W2° 47.466 (55.42242, -2.791097)
Construction work for the Hawick Flood Prevention Scheme is currently underway in the car park. The marked motorhome spaces are not currently available but campervans and motorhomes are still welcome to stay overnight.
Free. Toilets. (water tap is not available due to construction work). Officially only 1-night stays are allowed.
May be closed Friday nights due to Saturday Market. Closed for 2 weeks around the beginning of June for the Common Riding festival.

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY Motorhome Stopovers in Scotland

Annan – ADDED July 2022

CAMpRABarrasgate Farm, Cummertrees, Annan DG12 5PD
map – streetview – GPS: N54° 59.201 W3° 19.449 (54.986683, -3.324155)
Overnight parking only, no services at present. Max length 8m
To access the parking,  turn right immediately on entering the farm access road. Parking is to the right of the farm buildings on grass or hard standing.
Phone: 07856 979808

Caerlaverock – CHECKED June 2021

aire de serviceCastle Corner, Caerlaverock, DG1 4RU
map – streetview – GPS: N54° 58.354′ W3° 32.009′ (54.972568, -3.533490)
Overnight parking, litter disposal, drinking water tap, grey waste disposal, and chemical waste disposal.
Owned by the Caerlaverock Estate and operated by Caerlaverock Community Association
Honesty box for donations, or donate online at

Castle Douglas – ADDED September 2021

aire de serviceCraig Croft, Lauerstion, Castle Douglas DG7 2PT
map – streetview – GPS: N54° 57.695′ W4° 04.361′ (54.961582, -4.072687)
Authorised for 3 motorhomes. Fresh water supply, toilet disposal (green toilet chemicals only), grey water disposal.
£10 per night – £3 electric hookup
Contact: 077436863223 or 01644450209

Glencaple – CHECKED June 2021

Glencaple Harbour, Glencaple, Dumfries, DG1 4RE
map – streetview – GPS: N55° 00.158′ W3° 34.422′ (55.002640, -3.573705)
Caerlaverock Community Association allows motorhomes to stay overnight for a donation in the honesty box, or donate online at
Toilets and water tap available. Shop and tearoom, pub opposite. Motorhome parking is available anytime at the end of the quay, facing the river (this area is not reserved exclusively for motorhomes, and tables/chairs, etc must not be put out). The marked parking spaces are reserved for other visitors and users of The Boathouse during opening hours (9 am – 9 pm), motorhomes may only use the spaces outside these times. See notices for further information.

Kirkcolm – UPDATED July 2022

CAMpRAScar Park Aire, Kirkcolm, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 0PU
map – streetview – GPS: N54° 57.888′ W5° 04.499′ (54.964799, -5.074991)
Parking on hard standing. Fresh water, no toilet disposal
Call the mobile number on site to pay.
£5/night no booking – first come, first served.
Phone 07488296146
Authorised for up to 5 motorhomes or campervans.

Kirkudbright – ADDED Feb 2022

aire de serviceKirkcudbright Swimming Pool, Castledykes Road, KIRKCUDBRIGHT, DG6 4AW
map – streetview – GPS: N54° 50.186′ W4° 03.538′ (54.836437, -4.058964)
Overnight parking on hard standing, with EHU, for up to 3 campervans or motorhomes.
No booking just turn up and pay at the pool reception or if after hours use the Honesty Box on site.
Overnight with Service and EHU £10
Charge for Service only (empty waste etc) £4
Contact: 01557 331881

Newton Stewart – ADDED October 2020

aire de serviceScotts Trails Motorhome Hire, Burnside Court, Cumloden Road, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 6AA
map – streetview – GPS: N54° 58.088′ W4° 28.996′ (54.968125, -4.483275)
Fresh water, grey water & toilet disposal, no parking.

09:00 – 17:00. After 17:00 please telephone 01671 402256, 07801 818729, 07487 716477. Open all year
Cost £10.00

Newton Stewart – ADDED April 2022

aire de serviceCAMpRAFrugaldom, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 0ET
map – streetview – GPS: N54° 57.783′ W4° 40.747′ (54.963050, -4.679111)
Privately owned outdoor project. Self-contained campervans or motorhomes only.
No set fee but a small donation is appreciated.
Max length 7m
£5 fee for use of waste facilities
Contact:  07795 870688 or 01988 700801
Authorised for up to 5 motorhomes or campervans.

Moffat – CHECKED Feb 2022
NightstopThe Old Stables Inn, Main Street, Beattock, Nr Moffat, DG10 9QX
map – streetview – GPS: N55° 18.409′ W3° 27.117′ (55.306814, -3.451950)
Open all year. Free if using food/drink services of the pub, otherwise £10. Close to A74 and Moffat
Water, toilets, rubbish disposal
Phone: 01683 300134
Authorised for up to 5 motorhomes or campervans.

Port Logan – ADDED November 2021

aire de servicemap – streetview – GPS: N54° 44.238′ W4° 55.309′ (54.737306, -4.921817)
New England Bay, Port Logan, Stranraer DG9 9NX
Chemical toilet disposal facility and fresh water supply are located at the public toilets adjacent to the Caravan and Motorhome Club site.
No overnight stays permitted.

Stairhaven – ADDED July 2022

aire de serviceStairhaven, DG8 0JL
map – streetview – GPS: N54° 50.822′ W4° 47.540′ (54.847033, -4.792328)
Fresh Water, toilet disposal point, and overnight parking authorised by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

FALKIRK Motorhome Stopovers in Scotland

Falkirk Wheel – CHECKED September 2020
Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk, FK1 4RS
map – streetview – GPS: N55° 59.904′ W3° 50.111′ (55.998393, -3.835185)
Overnight parking is available for a fee of £15 per night. Please arrange to park and collect keys from the Visitor Centre during opening hours. A basic toilet, shower, and laundry facility is available (£20 deposit for access key). Restricted opening during the winter: See the Scottish Canals Falkirk Wheel
page for access and seasonal opening hours.

The Kelpies – ADDED August 2017

Helix Car Park
map – streetview – GPS: N56° 00.802′ W3° 45.557′ (56.013374, -3.759289)
Free car park approx 0.6 miles from The Kelpies. There is a car park closer to The Kelpies, which costs £5,  but it is only open from 7.30 am to 11.00 pm
There are toilets available (09:00-20:00 until 30th September, 09:00-17:30 until 31st October, and 09:00-16:00 until Easter)
This overnight parking concession may be reviewed in the event of any unacceptable behaviour or excessive length of stay.

FIFE Motorhome Stopovers in Scotland

Elie Ruby Bay – UPDATED July 2022

map – streetview – GPS: N56° 11.250 W2° 48.804 (56.187507, -2.813408)
Overnight stays are permitted in dedicated overnight parking bays ONLY.
Toilet block.
Overnight fee £10

Kingsbarns Beach – UPDATED July 2022

map – streetview – GPS: N56° 18.179′ W2° 38.738′ (56.302982, -2.645630)
Overnight stays permitted in dedicated overnight parking bays ONLY.
Toilet block with overnight facilities.
Overnight fee £10

Lochgelly – UPDATED April 2022

Motorhome Parking Signaire de serviceLochore Meadows Country Park, Lochore Meadows, Lochore, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 8BA
map – streetview – GPS: N56° 09.023′    W3° 20.173′ (56.150379, -3.336217)
Dedicated motorhome parking area. Facilities on-site to replenish water supplies. The toilet disposal point is now available again.
£10 per night or £12.50 with electric hookup – stay 4 nights and get a 5th night free. Entry any time, if you arrive after the reception is closed just park up and check in the next morning. You should leave by 1 pm.
Drive right down the access road and check in at the Willie Clarke Centre to pay and be directed where to park.
Hard standings and electric hook-ups (electric hook up must be booked in advance if required), together with nearby water and toilet disposal facilities, are behind the Outdoor Centre, turn left before reaching the Willie Clarke Centre and drive round to the back of the Outdoor Centre, access to the motorhome parking is on the left through a manual barrier. The disposal point is further on the left, next to the maintenance yard gates.
Call to check availability and book electric hookup – phone 01592 583343 More information:

GLASGOW CITY Motorhome Stopovers in Scotland

Glasgow – ADDED 6 July 2020
Elliot Street Car Park, 175 Elliot Street, Glasgow G3 8EZ
map – streetview – GPS: N55° 51.490′ W4° 16.709′ (55.858171, -4.278486)
Large privately owned car park convenient for the city center, overnight stays allowed. Long vehicles must pay for the bays occupied.
£3.50 for 24 hrs. No services. Attendant on-site mornings only. The car park is busy – may not always have suitable space available.

HIGHLANDS Motorhome Stopovers in Scotland

Overnight short stay parking by motorhome users is being piloted in twelve designated regulated Highland Council car parks for the summer/autumn season of 2022.

The Motorhome/Campervan Tariff for an overnight short stopover (inc hours between 22:00 to 08:00) in designated car parks is as follows.

£10.00 charge per night max stay 24 Hours, No return within 72 Hours.
Overnight parking is classed as between 22:00 & 08:00 hrs.
All activities must be contained within the vehicle.
Overnight stopovers stay only valid with a ticket and only in allocated bays when provided. Full information here

Motorhome Stopovers in Scotland Car Parks


Allocated Bays

Torvean Car Park Inverness n/a
Nairn Harbour -CG Nairn 9
Dunnet Head Car Park Caithness 4
Dunnet Seadrift Car Park Caithness 4
Noss Head Car Park Caithness n/a
Reiss Beach Car Park Caithness 4
Riverside Car Park Wick 6
Durness Village – Tourist Info Car Park Sutherland 4
Golspie Shore Street Car Park Sutherland 4
Ullapool Latheron Car Park Wester Ross 14
Gairloch Harbour Car Park Wester Ross 4
Little Gruinard Beach Car Park Wester Ross 3



Auchtertyre – UPDATED July 2021

Motorhome Parking Signaire de serviceThe Farm, Auchtertyre, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8EG
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 17.170′ W5° 35.435′ (57.286167, -5.590583)
Small family-run farm offering dedicated overnight parking spaces, and services, for self-contained motorhomes.
Overnight stay including water and waste disposal: £10 per night
Waste disposal and fresh water if not staying overnight: £5
Online booking only, payment via the website
Contact via the website, or 07809369315

Cairngorm – UPDATED September 2021

Motorhome Parking Signaire de serviceCoire na Ciste car park (Cairngorm Mountain Lower Car Park), Aviemore PH22 1RB
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 08.790′ W3° 39.623′ (57.146508, -3.660388)
Gated site with 45 individual pitches. Pre-booking is essential because there is a code-locked entry system. Freshwater, disposal points for grey water, chemical waste and refuse are available and included.
Full information:

Coir Cas car park (Cairngorm Mountain Upper Car Park), Aviemore PH22 1RB
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 08.195′ W3° 40.315′ (57.136575, -3.671912)
Cairngorm Mountain (Scotland) Ltd allows overnight stays, please make a donation in the box provided.
NOTE: There is a barrier in place but this is not yet in operation, when it is the parking situation is likely to change.
Parking only, no facilities. Public toilets open around 0930, café and shop open 10:00 – 17:00

Cromdale – UPDATED July 2022

CAMpRACromdale Park, Grantown on Spey, PH26 3LN
CLOSED – Due to use of the site by travellers

Drumnadrochit – UPDATED July 2021

Motorhome Parking Signaire de serviceDave’s Rest, Loch Ness Bungalows, Lower Balmacaan, Drumnadrochit, IV63 6UU
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 19.358′ W4° 29.296′ (57.322637, -4.488266)
[Streetview image is prior to the development of the site]
A new Aire (2019) is located in Drumnadrochit, with space for 10 camper vans or motorhomes.
A 20-minute walk to the village with various cafes, restaurants, shops, and bars.
Toilet disposal, grey water disposal, and fresh water tap. There are four electric hook-ups,  toilet, and shower not currently available.
£10 per night, £3 per night Hook Up
No booking is required. Maximum two-night stay.
More info on their Facebook page:

Contact: 07949 476376

Falls of Shin – UPDATED April 2022

Motorhome Parking Signaire de serviceFalls of Shin Visitor Centre, Lairg IV27 4EX
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 57.615′ W4° 24.468′ (57.960255, -4.407806)
New aire for motorhomes and campervans, Fresh Water Supply (free), Black Waste Disposal, Grey Water Disposal, 4x Electric Hook Up Points, General Waste & Recycling Bins.
Free day and overnight parking. Available 24/7 Year Round – No booking required, first come first served (self-serviced site), Contactless Payment System Installed – No Cash.
Electric hookup charges: 12 hours £20, 6 hours £17.00, 3 hours £12.00, 1 hour £5.00
Chemical Waste Disposal Unit cost: £7.00 (releases timer for 4 minutes)

Other Services on Site: 4x eBike Charging Points, EV Charging Point, Public Toilets (Operation in alignment with Catering Van Opening Hours), Catering Van (Crofters Kitchen), Waterfall Salmon Leap Viewing Point, Forest Walks, Play Area, Picnic Benches

Gairloch – ADDED October 2020

aire de serviceGairloch Harbour Office, Pier Road, Gairloch IV21 2BS
map – streetview – GPS: N571° 42.666′ W51° 40.998′ (57.7111011, -5.6833081)
New toilet disposal point at the Harbour Office, funded by the Community Council. A freshwater tap is also available
Disposal and water only – no overnight parking.

Golspie – ADDED May 2021
Rhives Car Park, Rhives Road, Golspie KW10 6SD
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 58.590′ W3° 58.818′ (57.976496, -3.980304)
Available as an overnight location for camper vans and motorhomes for a £3 daily charge, payable by meter. No services but temporary, seasonal chemical toilets may be provided if the location becomes busy.
There are public toilets in the village carpark in Fountain Road about a 5-minute walk from Rhives.
All the income goes to the Highland Wildcat and East Sutherland Wheelers bike clubs to help fund cycle trail maintenance & upgrade work around Golspie.

Helmsdale – CHECKED Feb 2022

NightstopBannockburn Inn, Stafford Street, Helmsdale, Sutherland KW8 6JY
map – streetview – GPS: N58° 06.982 W3° 39.022(58.116375, -3.650366)
Fresh water, toilets
Contact: 01431 821461 Mob.075646 422823
Authorised for up to 5 motorhomes or campervans.

Inverness – ADDED December 2018

aire de serviceHighland Campervans, Dalcross, Inverness IV2 7JQ
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 31.235′ W4° 04.156′ (57.520588, -4.069259)
Motorhome service point available during opening hours of 08:30 -17:00 Monday – Saturday. Services only, no overnight stays.
Chemical toilet waste disposal (septic tank friendly chemicals only), grey water disposal, fresh water, customer toilet on site.
Cost £5.00
Phone: 01667 493976
Onsite shop sells servicing chemicals, general motorhome accessories, and Calor gas.

Keiss – ADDED July 2022

CAMpRANorth Keiss Camper Site, Keiss, Wick KW1 4XF
map – streetview – GPS: N58° 32.665′ W3° 05.910′ (58.544415, -3.098507)
Overnight stays are free, donation are appreciated.
No services
Authorised for up to 5 motorhomes or campervans.

Kingussie – ADDED July 2021

aire de serviceCroila Croft, c/o Highland Horse Fun, Ruthven Road, Kingussie, Nr Aviemore, Highland, PH21 1ER
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 04.648′ W4° 03.413′ (57.077463, -4.056884)
Newly authorised (July 2021) aire for 5 units, plus a separate area authorised under the Highland Council Àirigh scheme for up to 10 vans.
Overnight Parking £10, Service Visit without overnight stay £5
No hook-ups or toilets or wifi yet – but the phone signal is very good. Will have a communal fire pit area and firewood etc can be purchased on site. The site is a working farm/croft with Highland Cattle and Highland Ponies and a Riding Centre on site.
No advance booking, for Enquiries call or WhatsApp Ruari on 07831 338012 Email:

Kinlochbervie – UPDATED August 2020

Motorhome Parking Signaire de serviceLoch Clash Pier
map – streetview – GPS: N58° 27.582′   W5° 03.411′ (58.459697, -5.056855)
Volunteer-run facility with 5 dedicated campervan and motorhome parking places, electric hookups, fresh water, and toilet/wastewater disposal. Any profit goes to support community projects.
£15 per night inc electric, payable at the Spar shop
Wifi,  Washing machine, and dryer are available at the Harbour Office on the larger harbour (Loch Bervie) which has plenty of parking.

Mallaig – ADDED July 2022

CAMpRALoch Morar Aire
map – streetview – GPS: N56° 58.334′ W5° 47.479′ (56.972225, -5.791320)
Small parking area on the grass opposite the loch. 4 miles from Mallaig.
No services
Max stay 2 days
Must phone to check availability
Phone: 01687 462388 or 07787431962
£5 cash only for 24 hrs (booking is from midday to midday)
Authorised for up to 5 motorhomes or campervans (site only accepts 4).

Mallaig – UPDATED July 2022

aire de serviceWest Bay Car Park, Mallaig PH41 4PX
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 00.314′ W5° 49.868′ (57.005229, -5.831127)
Toilet disposal and fresh water supply in a new dedicated block provided by the Road to the Isles Facilities Group – no designated waste water disposal currently available.  £5 for use of the toilet disposal point and water point. The main building is open from 7 am until 9 pm. No cash is accepted – all payment is contactless – with toilets costing 30p, and showers from 50p.
No overnight stays.

Nairn – ADDED October 2020

aire de serviceBarns Highland Campsite, Kinchyle Farm, Nairn, IV12 5NY
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 33.162′ W3° 55.282′ (57.552697, -3.921369)
Service facilities for visiting motorhomes. £5.00 for fresh water, toilet waste, and wastewater. +£2 for rubbish disposal.
Open April – October
Contact: 07494532380

Oldshoremore – ADDED July 2022

CAMpRACroft 148, Oldshoremore, IV27 4RS
map – streetview – GPS: N58° 28.954′ W5° 04.399′ (58.482565, -5.073325)
Space for 4 motorhomes. Max length 8m
Fresh water is available.
£7/night payable by PayPal or bank transfer
Phone: 07878010831
Authorised for up to 5 motorhomes or campervans (site only accepts 4).

Skye – UPDATED October 2021

aire de serviceCamping Skye, Pairc nan Craobh, Broadford, Isle of Skye IV49 9DF

map – streetview – GPS: N57° 14.670′  W5° 55.010′   (57.244502, -5.916839)
The site allows non-resident use of the Service Area for a fee of £5
Facilities include chemical toilet disposal, grey water disposal, fresh water, and use of a shower for the driver.
Call the warden on 01471 550420 in advance of your visit to ensure that the service area is available. This facility is offered at the warden’s discretion, and may not be available when the site is busy.
The new site, opened in 2018, hence no Streetview.
Opening dates:
2021 MAIN SEASON: 22 March – 1 November

aire de serviceOld Man of Storr Car Park, Isle of Skye IV51 9HX

New (2021) facility for toilet emptying alongside the toilet block. Fresh water tap
map – photo – GPS: N57° 29.942 W6° 09.455 (57.499037, -6.157590)

Wick – ADDED October 2020

aire de serviceFerry View, Gauze Cottage, Gills Bay, Wick, Caithness, KW1 4YB
map – streetview – GPS: N58° 38.281′ W3° 10.197′ (58.638023, -3.169918)
Service facilities for visiting motorhomes, water refill, and all waste & recycling disposal – £5.00
Between 10am & 4pm.  Outside those times, please call ahead with 30 minutes’ notice
Open all year.
Phone: 07591 540400 Website:


On 1st March 2017 new byelaws were introduced to manage the environmental impact of camping on some of the busiest lochshores in the National Park. These byelaws will affect those wanting to stay on and around some lochshores during the summer season in the National Park, whether they are in a tent, motorhome, campervan or caravan.
From March to September staying overnight with motorhomes or campervans will only be allowed in specific locations by booking a campsite place or by obtaining a camping or motorhome permit. The cost of the permit will be £3 per motorhome/campervan per night, campsites are £7 per night. A motorhome permit will assign the permit holder to a specific location and numbered parking bay. The maximum stay in one permit area is three consecutive nights.
For more information and to buy permits visit 


Findhorn – UPDATED May 2021
Motorhome Parking Signaire de serviceWest Beach Car Park, Findhorn, Forres IV36 3QJ
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 39.747′ W3° 36.983′  (57.662456, -3.616384)
Findhorn Village Conservation Company has developed a motorhome/campervan Aire.
Public Toilets are located in the car park, it is serviced by a septic tank please do not put chemical waste down the toilet!
Chemical Toilet Waste Disposal and a freshwater supply will be in operation from the end of June 2021
Cost is £15 per night – ADVANCE BOOKING ONLY – via the website

Lossiemouth – ADDED August 2021

East Beach Car Park, Seatown, Lossiemouth IV31 6JJ
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 43.028′ W3° 16.988′ (57.717134, -3.283132)
Temporary provision for overnight stays operated by the Community Council and authorised by Moray Council. Max 1 night stay, no services.
Free (donations to Community Council) – see car park signage.

Station Park Car Park, Pitgaveny St, Lossiemouth IV31 6NR
map – streetview – GPS: N57° 43.252′ W3° 16.828′ (57.720871, -3.280465)
Temporary provision for overnight stays operated by the Community Council and authorised by Moray Council. Max 1 night stay, no services.
Free (donations to Community Council) – see car park signage.

ADDED September 2021
aire de serviceSilversands Camping and Caravan Park, Covesea West Beach, Lossiemouth IV31 6SP
map streetview – GPS: N57° 43.228 W3° 20.10 (57.720463, -3.335005)
Facility for passing motorhomes to empty toilets and wastewater.
Cost £10 payable at Reception on arrival.


Isle of Arran – CHECKED March 2018

aire de serviceFor Campervans and motorhomes, a year-round toilet waste disposal facility is situated behind the public toilets in Blackwaterfoot, and in Whiting Bay. There is a water tap at both locations.
Blackwaterfoot: map – streetview – GPS: N55° 30.110′ W5° 19.962′ (55.501827, -5.332706)
Whitling Bay: map – streetview – GPS: N55° 29.408 W5° 05.705 (55.490136, -5.095087) Donations to help maintain this community-owned facility can be made in the nearby shop.

Brodick, Arran – ADDED Feb 2022

Auchrannie Resort, Auchrannie Road, Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8BZ
map – streetview – GPS: N55° 34.495 W5° 09.502 (55.574909, -5.158360)
Eight hardstanding pitches (maximum 8m / 26ft) are available.
Includes: – free wi-fi, electric hook up, chemical toilet disposal, drive-over grey water disposal, dishwashing facilities, fresh water top up, heated WCs & showers, dog and bike wash facility.
Stopover guests are welcome to use the resort facilities during their stay including leisure facilities, bars & restaurants (charges
apply). Booking in advance for all these facilities is highly recommended.
Phone: 01770 302234

West Kilbride – ADDED July 2022

CAMpRASouth Kilruskin Farm, West Kilbride KA23 9QP
map – streetview – GPS: N55° 42.945′ W4° 51.498′ (55.715750°, -4.858300°)
Small equestrian centre
£10/night Max 2 nights
Phone: 07932 623156
Authorised for up to 5 motorhomes or campervans


Ayr – UPDATED November 2021

Motorhome Parking Signaire de serviceEsplanade Blackburn Road Car Park, Ayr KA7 4AD
map – streetview – GPS: N55° 27.098′ W4° 38.658′ (55.451627, -4.644297)
Pilot scheme running until 30th September 2021 with 20 designated motorhome/campervan parking bays. 24 hrs maximum stay with no return within 24hrs.
The temporary waste disposal facilities have now been removed but overnight stays are still permitted in the marked bays
Charge: Free

Girvan – UPDATED November 2021

Motorhome Parking Signaire de serviceGirvan Beach Car Park, Knockcushan Street, Girvan KA26 9AJ
map – streetview – GPS: N55° 14.636′ W4° 51.696′ (55.243933, -4.861592)
Pilot scheme running until 30th September 2021 with 20 designated motorhome/campervan parking bays. 24 hrs maximum stay with no return within 24hrs.
The temporary waste disposal facilities have now been removed but overnight stays are still permitted in the marked bays
Charge: Free


Sanday – ADDED June 2021

Motorhome Parking Signaire de serviceWhistlebrae, Sanday, Orkney, KW17 2AZ
map – streetview – GPS: N59° 17.225′ W2° 35.733′ (59.287090, -2.595551)
Hardstanding for 5 vans, with a black/grey waste point, fresh water, and 5 electric hook-up points.
Self-contained motorhomes/campervans only.
Also a 4-acre gently sloping field with stunning panoramic views out to sea. No size limit, no extra charge for pets.
£10 per night without electric, £15 per night with electric
£5 to empty and fill without stopping overnight
Authorised for up to 5 motorhomes or campervans

Rousay – UPDATED July 2022

CAMpRAaire de servicePeedie Farm, Eyja Heima, Rousay KW17 2PU
map – streetview – GPS: N59° 07.970′ W2° 59.426′ (59.132828, -2.990441)
Family-run honey farm offering low-impact ecotourism support.
Phone: 07788 414254
Wastewater and toilet disposal
£10/night, £5 for use of services only.
Authorised for up to 5 motorhomes or campervans


Barra – ADDED May 2021

Motorhome Parking SignVatersay Community Campsite (motorhomes only), Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5YW
map – streetview – GPS: N56° 55.606′ W7° 32.169′ (56.926774, -7.536157)
A number of motorhome pitches are adjacent to the community hall, and the number of spaces is strictly limited. Strictly no overnight parking in the hall carpark. We ask you never to park on verges or beaches, which causes erosion, or on grazing land, which puts the stock at risk.
Facilities: Water tap; one disabled toilet, open 24 hours
No facility for treating chemical waste at present, visitors camping here should use the Chemical Waste Facility in Eoligarry.
Community Hall Cafe.

Harris & Lewis – UPDATED October 2020

There are currently six Trust camping spots on community-owned land on the West Coast of the Isle of Harris, located in Losgaintir (Luskentyre), Seilebost (Shelibost), and Sgarasta Mhor (Scaristavore). These spots offer fantastic views and are marked with a small sign. They accept tents, caravans, and campervans, with sea views and some within a few feet of sandy beaches. £5 a night payable via the website.

See the West Harris Trust website for full details and booking:


Based at the Old School Seilebost which can take 4 motorhomes (motorhomes/campervans only), there is electric hook-up (from a wind turbine) and water but no toilets and showers. These pitches are £22 a night, book online or phone 01859 503900 (during office hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm).

Talla na Mara

A new community-owned venue in the heart of West Harris, and includes 3 small pitches with electrical hookups at the edge of the grounds of the centre. The pitches are a short walk from Niseaboist beach and Macleod’s standing stone with stunning views across the Sound of Taransay. Electric hook-ups, toilet waste disposal, toilets, and showers. £25/night. Book online or call 01859 503901 (during office hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm)

Pairc Niseaboist

Perfectly located to allow full use of the facilities available at Talla Na Mara 7 pitches boast stunning views across the Sound of Taransay. The Pairc Niseaboist Site is entered via its own access gate, just 200m further south of Talla na Mara. The idyllic Niseaboist beach and the Macleod’s stone are only a few minute’s walk away. £25/night. Book online or call 01859 503901 (during office hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm)

The West Harris Trust is a charity working on behalf of the community.

There is a toilet disposal point at the North Harris Recycling site at Urgha (HS3 3BW), and also at Huisinis (HS3 3AY) where there is a formal parking area for campervans including electric hook-ups and water.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar maintains an online map of toilet waste disposal points and public toilets on the Outer Hebrides here

Motorhome Parking Signaire de serviceHebrides Campervan Overnight Parking, 42 Lower Shader, Barvas, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles, HS2 0RH
map – streetview – GPS: N58° 24.084′ W6° 28.280′ (58.401401, -6.471333)
Overnight parking, on hard-standing area, with electric hook up, bookable for 2 motorhomes. Water standpipe/hose, refuse bin, and CDP. (only eco-friendly biodegradable toilet chemicals are permitted).
£16 per night which includes access to hook up, and to shower, toilet, etc. Small extra charge for use of washing machine
Tel: 01851 850264 or 07593 926856 Website (with online booking): 

Port of Ness – ADDED July 2022

aire de serviceSporsnis, 6 Slighe Naomh Ronain, Isle of Lewis HS2 0XD
map – streetview – GPS: N58° 29.677′ W6° 15.225′ (58.494649, -6.253765)
Sports centre offering waste water and toilet disposal, fresh water supply.
Showers (£2) and toilets available 9 am to 9 pm.
Closed Sundays
£4 for use of services


Pitlochry – ADDED July 2020

Ferry Road Car Park, Pitlochry PH16 5FL
map – streetview – GPS: N56° 42.080′  W3° 44.045′  (56.701331, -3.734087)
Car park, approximately 5 minutes walk to the town centre.
A dispensation for sleeping is allowed, the arrangement is an ad-hoc one, agreed with the local Community Council, to facilitate tourism and provide a harbour for overnight HGV traffic, with this additional dispensation to the Traffic Regulation Order applied on the ground.
Motorhomes may exceed the limits of the parking bays but must park sensibly.
Free overnight (6 pm to 8 am). Hourly rate from 8 am to 6 pm, or £4.40 all-day


Sumburgh – ADDED October 2019

Sumburgh Hotel, Sumburgh, Shetland. ZE3 9JN
map – streetview – GPS: N59° 52.175′ W1° 17.148′ (59.869583, -1.285808)
Accepts overnight stays by motorhomes and campervans, 3 electric hookups available, and you can use the toilets facility inside the hotel. No waste water or toilet disposal.
£5 per night – Booking required
Phone: 01950 460201 Website:


Trossachs Pier Loch Katrine – UPDATED July 2020

Motorhome Parking Signmap – streetview – GPS: N56° 13.960′ W4° 25.692′ (56.232671, -4.428194)
Spaces for 12 camper vans only, no caravans allowed.
Toilet, showers, electrical connection, recycling separation, and visitor WiFi. Tearoom on-site, boat cruises, and lochside and forest walks.
£10.00 for overnight parking only.
£18.00 pn for parking, electricity, WiFi.
£25 pn Woodland pitch (electricity, WiFi)
No grey water or toilet disposal is available
Payment for parking overnight without facilities can be made in the booking office (card, cash) or using car park machines (coins only).
Payment for the pitches with hook-up can be made in the booking office, and a card for electricity will be provided.
Booking is strongly advised, call the dedicated booking line at 01877376317 – option 6.

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Highland council proposes ‘Aire’ camping area

Highland council proposes ‘aire’ camping area

Highland council proposes ‘aire’ camping area | HeraldScotland
It is a region that has long been troubled by unclean camping, careless littering, wild urination, and other abuses.
However, Highland Council is already preparing a camping area, or “aire,” in the style of the continent just north of Inverness and has urged landowners in the area to consider building the same facilities on their own property.
In France, aires are very popular and widely available locations to park and spend the night in a motorhome, trailer, or campervan.
Maxine Smith, the chairperson of the council’s tourism committee, has directed a campaign to solicit interest from landowners who could have space for aires.

Highland council proposes 'Aire' camping area

The council has decided to launch an effort that it hopes will catch on throughout the area at the northbound parking lot and restroom facility off the A9 at North Kessock.
The plan is to expand what is now a pit stop at the entrance to the north Highlands to include amenities for motorhomes, camper vans, and caravans.
The debate follows what was thought to be one of the busiest staycation seasons because of COVID-19.
“While coronavirus and the rise in staycation demand in the UK have played a significant role in the enormous increase in demands placed on the Highlands of Scotland from across the UK, the evidence does show that motorhome ownership and rental have been increasing over the past few years,” she said.
“These considerations, along with the relatively low cost of tents and the widespread use of tents, all lead to the necessity for cooperative future management plans to meet tourism needs for summer seasons and the years to come. To ensure that we maximise the opportunities for tourism in the Highlands while minimising the risks to our communities, we will keep working with partners in the Scottish Government, NatureScot, VisitScotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Sepa, Scottish Water, Campa, and local organisations.
“The council is also eager in hearing from landowners who are interested in providing basic, short-term accommodations, or “aires,” as they are known on the continent. It may be that you are a farmer with a spare field or someone with an extra-large garden, but we need to start thinking more commercially and trying to alleviate any issues caused by motorhomes and camprvans, in addition to providing short overnight basic stopping facilities for people on longer journeys that bring economic benefit to local businesses from those spending the night at an aire. The Highlands are open to visitors, but we must ensure that the necessary infrastructure is in place to accommodate them.

Highland council proposes 'Aire' camping area

In contrast to campers and motorhome owners who want to park directly next to the location they wish to use as their playground for the upcoming week or fortnight, Councillor Allan Henderson noted that aires only serve as an overnight option for individuals who are on the move.
Aires are, to a certain extent, a fantastic concept, but not for your true vacation, he remarked. People who are on vacation at the beach and wish to park there for the duration of their trip won’t benefit from it.
There are many types of aires in France, some of which are found at motorway service stations and are equipped with a shower area, power, and a location to empty and restock their water tanks. However, these have a 24-hour maximum stay limit and are frequently busy due to the constant arrival and departure of vehicles.
The most common kind of aires are sizable gravel spaces that may be reserved for up to four days, include power and toilet cleaning facilities but nothing else, and are located close to a small town.
Despite the rising popularity of motorhome and campervan travel north of the border, there aren’t many places to park a motorhome overnight in the area other than commercially run campgrounds and caravan parks.
A few of these locations are now being developed, with community-led initiatives being carried out at Lochinver, Helmsdale, Brora, Bonar Bridge, and Cromarty.

Highland council proposes 'Aire' camping area

Highland council members also decided to pressure the Scottish Government to include legislation establishing a tourism tax in upcoming plans.
The Transient Visitor Levy Bill, which was scheduled to be tabled last Easter but was postponed owing to the pandemic, was not included in the current government plan, according to council members on the tourism committee.
The council members decided to request clarification from the government in a letter from Mrs. Smith, the tourism chairperson.
In order to support the hotel and tourist industries for the foreseeable future, the committee also decided to write to the UK government and request a VAT decrease that would be permanent.

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