That might be the same sort of people who were booking 'holidays' in a recreated POW camp, about ten years ago....Oh the horror of it:
MILLIONS of holidaymakers who had booked breaks in Leicester will be staying at home as the summer hotspot faces extended lockdown.www.thedailymash.co.uk
Many locals fcuking hate the NC500 and it is getting worsethe problem with the North of Scotland, now that the NC500 has been established , is the lack of facilities for motorhomes,
Motorhomes are now very popular , there are thousands of them in the UK, yet there are no facilities to drain toilets refill water , pitch up for the night unless you use a caravan site, and paying way in excess for the privilege of using them
Here's a solution, and it could be profitable to your local communities
Most villages in the area have a church , and usually that church has a car park .(maybe even a patch of overgrown unused land) Allow motorhomers to park there during the week , after all they will probably be empty every day except Sunday
Get in touch with an organisation like Camping Car Parks , who will make it a secure area, probably plant trees arount it , instal fences, or boulder boundries for 50% of cash taken , sort out waste , pitches , water and electricity, and charge users a fee , probably about a tenner a night
work that out , maybe 10 vans @£10 /might , that's £50 a night £300ish a week , £1200 a month during the season, going into your church/village coffers, and you don't have to do anything yourselves , except take the cash, with the added bonus that those campers will probably use your local shops pub and bring more business into your small town /village
You get a clean safe entry controlled small camper park , that wont allow "travellers" on the site , and if they do get on , the company has the right to kick them off, anyway something like CCP have a max stay period then you are forced to leave
Or you could just keep going as things are , moaning about your visitors wild camping and leaving their shit everywhere and wishing that the NC500 genie was still in the bottle
North of Scotland is beautiful, were it not , so many people wouldn't be visiting it
The FCO has now advised everyone to avoid cruises. Previous advice was for over 70s not to go but have now changed it to everyone.My cruise (for mid October) was not surprisingly cancelled. I rebooked as suggested by the company at the begin ning of June - and was looking forward to the new cruise end of November : guess what - just been notified they have sold the ship and it goes to it's new owners this month!! My trusty agent is now trying to find another so I check out also all the cruise websites and cross check availabilities/cost etc., hopefully something will turn up (no daft comments about mobile petri dishes thank you) life is full of risk and at this great age I take my informed chances.
The FCO has now advised everyone to avoid cruises. Previous advice was for over 70s not to go but have now changed it to everyone.
After our Christmas and New Year cruise and coming down with flu symptoms because we sat at a table with one bloke who said he'd been coming down with "something" we have decided not to bother as anything seems to sweep through the ship rather rapidly.
Even without the "urging" people not to go on cruises, the restrictions on no buffets (which I could live with) and limited numbers only on shore excursions (to limit crowds at gangways and on boat transfers) and temperature checks on leaving and entering I don't think I'd be too keen.
Its a strange report, there are hundreds of small businesses on the NW500 selling everything from Art and pottery to homemade shortbread- cakes-jams and preserves. These all sustain the local economy. The pubs cafes and restaurants are very reliant on the tourists as well.Study reveals that the Teuchters of the Highlands and Islands are a set of sour faced, miserable cnuts.
The study also reveals that bears Sh1t in woods and that the Pope is indeed a Catholic.