Award judges pick Perthshire park for top Scottish honour

Colin and Margaret Wood (rear, centre) with other family members and senior staff at the awards ceremony

Colin and Margaret Wood (rear, centre) with other family members and senior staff at the awards ceremony

There were cheers for Scotland’s park-owning Wood family this summer when their Blairgowrie Holiday Park in Perthshire took first place in a major awards final.

Blairgowrie was named as Scotland’s Best Caravan Site of the Year at the Scottish Hospitality Awards which took place at Crowne Plaza, Glasgow.

Holiday guests enjoy superb country views across the park

Holiday guests enjoy superb country views across the park

In front of VIP guests from Scotland’s tourism industry, members of the family and its management team stepped up to receive their honour from popular STV radio presenter Zara Janjua.

The annual awards highlight hospitality enterprises which offer exceptional standards of facilities and services, and take into account the feedback given by customers.

Wood Leisure started life just almost 40 years ago when husband and wife Colin and Margaret Wood acquired picturesque Blairgowrie Holiday Park.

The couple invested much time, effort and resources to create what is now one of Scotland’s most highly regarded and multi-award winning holiday parks.

Building on their success, Colin and Margaret then went on to develop five other parks using the same business formula of combining high quality surroundings with excellent customer service.

Their other parks are Corriefodly Holiday Park in Perthshire, Deeside Holiday Park near Aberdeen, Lomond Woods Holiday Park in Ballock, and Campsie Glen near Stirling.

The family’s portfolio was added to earlier this year with the acquisition of Callander Woods Holiday park – formerly Gart caravan park – in Perthshire.

At Blairgowrie Holiday Park, guests have the choice of a wide range of accommodation options including luxury lodges with private hot tubs as well as touring pitches.

Luxury lodges include timber decking and private hot tubs

Luxury lodges include timber decking and private hot tubs

Not that the Wood family are any strangers to receiving accolades for their parks, and all have graded by VisitScotland at the top level of excellence.

At last year’s Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards, the group won the “Best Glamping Experience” prize, and it has previously taken the award for Scotland’s Family Business of the Year.

Among those stepping into the spotlight at this summer’s Scottish Hospitality Awards ceremony was Margaret Wood who spoke of her family’s gratitude:

“We are absolutely ecstatic to have won this award, and our team and family are delighted that their hard over the years has truly paid dividends.

“What makes the award extra special is that it is voted for by our loyal customers, and we can’t thank them enough for their support and loyalty,” said Margaret.

There is more information about the Wood family’s parks at www.woodleisure.co.uk

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