Caravan & Camping show returns

THE new Scottish Caravan & Camping Show is returning for a second year, bigger and better than before.

Following a highly successful debut last year, the two-day event, which also features the Grampian Outdoor Leisure Show, will again be held at the Thainstone Centre, Inverurie on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 June.

The show organisers, ANM Group, were delighted by the response from both the public and exhibitors and have confirmed it will now be an annual event on the UK leisure show circuit.

Last year’s event, which attracted more than 8,000 visitors, proved to be such a hit that it is now being referred to by the trade as the Northern Show.

Once again, the main show will be sponsored by one of Scotland’s leading caravan dealers, Dyce Caravans of Aberdeen, who this year are celebrating their 25th anniversary.

There is also a new sponsor for the Grampian Outdoor Leisure Show in Busy Outdoors. This business opened at Kinellar near Aberdeen and has quickly grown into one of the country’s top retailers in caravan, camping, boat and motorhome accessories.

An official rally campsite will also be held over the show weekend run by Scottish Caravanner magazine and supported by the Caravan Club. It will have full facilities and electrics while those using the campsite will also be able to attend the famous Thainstone Sunday Market.

The show is the only one of its kind to be held north of the Central Belt and the organisers believe that stay-at-home outdoor holidays have never been more popular.

Following feedback from last year’s visitors, a special effort was made to include a wide range of leisure accessories this year along with the usual caravans, motorhomes and tents.

There will also be a large selection of holiday lodges of all sizes and to suit all pockets along with plenty of entertainment to keep younger visitors amused.

Popular camping cook Andrew Dickens, who has appeared on TV shows such as Hollyoaks, Emmerdale and Doctors, is returning to host a series of tasty demonstrations throughout the show.

Kenneth Cumming, the sales director of principal sponsors Dyce Caravans said: “Last year’s show was a great success, not only for us, but the whole industry and we are delighted to be involved again, especially as it is our 25th anniversary next month.”

Further details can be found on the website www.caravancampingshow.com along with the show’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.