MSP celebrates Scottish tourism at Perthshire park

John Swinney
MSP John Swinney (centre) congratulates senior receptionist Anne Muirhead on her Exceptional Service Award

John Swinney, MSP for Perthshire North, helped celebrate Perthshire’s visito Blair Castle Caravan Park near Pitlochry as part of Scottish Tourism Week. 

The event, which ran until 18th March, is designed to the country’s economy.

Mr Swinney – who is Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth at the Scottish Government – visited the four-star park in the village of Blair Atholl to the region.

He also to the park’s senior receptionist, Anne Muirhead.

The accolade marked Anne’s 21 years at Blair Castle, and she was nominated by the park’s owners, Atholl Estates, in recognition of her hard work and commitment tomer care.

Blair Castle Caravan Park – a spectacular Highlands holiday setting

Mr Swinney said: “I was delighted to the business.

“I visited the park myself as a child and have very fond memories of what is a truly spectacular location. It’s a great park which contributes hugely tors who return year after year.

“One of the reasons for this is because of the friendly, professional staff at the park such as Anne. I wish Anne and the park continued success,” added Mr Swinney.

Blair Castle first started welcoming camping and caravan guests in 1971, and quickly gained in popularity as an idyllic location for exploring the Scottish Highlands.

Set in nine acres of open countryside in the picturesque grounds of the Blair Castle, which dates to the 13th century, the park enjoys spectacular mountain views across the Cairngorms National Park.

Mr Swinney heard that the park today attracts more than 70,000 guests each year from the UK and overseas, and their spending helps support many small businesses in the region.

As well as 200 touring pitches, the park has 85 privately-owned caravan holiday homes, and another 18 available for letting – plus woodland lodges, camping pods, and 70 seasonal caravan pitches.

In addition tour the grounds on an electric Segway scooter.

Atholl Estates general manager, Andrew Bruce-Wootto present Anne’s long service award.

He tor spending annually.

There is more information about the park at