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News Update Monday 8th March 2021

Good Morning ,

Whilst we all patiently await the next stage of the route out of lockdown, it is worth recapping the information we know to date.

We look forward to The First Ministers briefing "mid March" when we may hear more detail of further re-opening of the economy.

 

The latest information we can provide was as discussed by the First Minister during her announcement on 23rd Feb 2021.

"a return to all of Scotland moving to at least level 3, with some possible adjustments. This could mean that from the last week of April that we would expect to see phased but significant re-opening of the economy, including non-essential retail, hospitality and services like gyms and hairdressers."

We await further information regarding the reopening of Tourism in Scotland and hope to hear in the planned mid March briefing, by The First Minister, a more precise opening date.

 

The bookings diary for the caravan park is available for customers who wish to place bookings for late Spring onwards and is accessible on the main page of this website.

Further updates will be published as and when more information is received with regard to opening dates and any restrictions that may be imposed on Scotland's caravan parks, such as have been placed on caravan parks in other areas around the UK.

 

Take Care and Stay Safe and Patient at this time.

News Update Tuesday 16th February 2021

Earlier today, The First Minister has explained her intention to discuss a route map, which would safely ease the country out of the current lockdown, during her broadcast next week. 

We were all excited to hear this and look forward, with anticipation, to hear the plans next week and hope the statistics continue to head in the right direction.

Take care at this time.

 

Mainland Scotland Lockdown January 2021

5th January 2021

Following The First Ministers' announcement, yesterday, on 4th January 2021, regarding all mainland Scotland must go back into lockdown until the end of January 2021 then the caravan park must also remain closed at this time.

We will await further announcements at the end of January and the caravan park will reopen when Government travel restrictions permit and it is safe to do so.

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Aberdeenshire Level 3 Announcement and Braemar Caravan Park

Wednesday 16th December 2020.

 

On Tuesday 15th of December the First Minister announced an increase in the tier level for Aberdeenshire from Level 2 up to Level 3.

This again reduces people's ability to travel to Braemar at this time.

Invercauld Estate have informed Braemar Caravan Park that the next possible opening date could be Saturday the 9th of January 2021, due to the increased restrictions.

Customers with bookings, during this period, will receive a call from park management throughout Wednesday the 16th of December.

We thank you all for your patience and understanding at this time.

Postponement of Reopening Date 19th Dec 2020

Given the continued uncertainty regarding the Scottish Government's decision on the tier level for Aberdeenshire with Covid 19 cases remaining unstable in this council area, and also peoples inability to travel around Scotland at this time, Invercauld Estate have again requested that Braemar Caravan Park hold the opening date until Saturday the 19th of December. Customers involved will be contacted throughout the course of today, Wed 8th of December 2020.

Reopening Date Reschedule to Sat 12th December 2020

In light of current travel restrictions set in place around Scotland and the UK, which now affects a number of seasonal and regular customers and their ability to travel, Invercauld Estate have decided to temporarily close Braemar Caravan Park from 5pm Friday 13th November 2020 with an aim to reopen at 9am Saturday 12th December 2020, dependant on the Scottish Government and First Minister's decision on Aberdeenshire travel restrictions.

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Latest News From Braemar Caravan Park 24th October 2020

Latest News Update  dated Saturday 24/10/20

 

We have well and truly arrived into a Cairngorm Autumn now with blustery days, some leaves underfoot and some resilient leaves still clinging to trees with late Autumn warm tones of yellows, oranges and reds.  

 

The start of this month saw the winter seasonal pitch renewal letters issued. Forty of these were sent out to the existing seasonals. We had hoped to increase winter seasonal pitch numbers up to fifty for this year but in light of the current situation and following guidance from Invercauld Estate it was decided we would remain at forty at the present time through the 2020/2021 winter season.

Please remember that the closing date for renewal payments to be received in the office is Sunday the 15th November 2020. The sooner we know of any existing customers not wishing to renew then the sooner we will be able to extend an invitation to new customers from the waiting list.

 

The Assistant Wardens have been settling in over the last few weeks. Their names are Averil and Alan and Luna the dog. Please make them feel welcome and say hi if you see them around site or in reception. They have been picking up the ropes and are enjoying their new surroundings as they settle. 

 

As we are approaching late October, the very busy period is passing and some openings are beginning to appear in the diary for touring pitches and pods. 

Remember this year we will not be closing in November, therefore, the park will be available to book right through to 31st October 2021.

Why not enjoy a break in November before the festive month of December gets under way. Treat yourself to  a wander, for an hour or two, around the many walks surrounding the caravan park. The views from your walk on a crisp, clear day will surpass your expectations and the smells of the woodland are very refreshing, it brings back memories of a real fir tree at Christmas time, in the living room, when the doors has been closed overnight. 

 

The orders for the twice weekly delivery from Chalmers Bakery are going well. The quality of the breads, rolls  and apple tarts are as good as expected and the individual boxed orders make for a real special touch.

Orders can be placed at reception on a Tuesday by 2pm for pick up at 9am on Wednesday from reception and the same on a Thursday by 2pm for the Friday 9am pick up from reception.

 

Take Care and keep watching for the latest updates being added.

 

News Update Saturday 26th September

Latest News From Braemar Caravan Park

 

Firstly, we are pleased to be able to inform you that from this coming week, commencing Monday 28th of September, we will be able to bring you pre ordered products from Chalmers Bakery, home of the famous Balmoral bread.

If you wish fresh breads and bakery produce during your stay:-

Delivery to reception on a Friday then please have your order into reception by 2pm on a Thursday.

Delivery to reception on a Wednesday then please have your order into reception by 2pm on a Tuesday.

Customers can call reception on 01339 741373 to place an order and pay or even stop by reception and make payment in person when placing their order.

The Chalmers Bakery product list and prices will be available on display in reception window. The order list will be held at reception desk to take your details. We will ask you for your Name, Pitch number, Order details then inform you of Cost. We will also ask for payment for your items at the time of ordering. The bakery will bag each customer's order individually for us. We hope you enjoy this service providing great tasting breads.

 

Secondly,  you will probably have heard the First Minister's message, earlier this week, regarding only one household permitted indoors in any one home, this is also applicable to self catering units from Friday the 25th of September.

This now affects any pod booking, any touring caravan booking, motorhome and tent booking alike. Please remember to take this into account prior to making any bookings with us. If you have any concerns regarding existing bookings then please give us a call on 01339 741373 and we will do our utmost to advise.

 

Thirdly,  remember bookings for pitches at The Braemar Gathering 2021 will be available on the telephone and online from Wednesday the 30th September from 10am. There is a minimum of a 3 night stay on all bookings on the main park over the Gathering weekend.

The overflow rally field will also be available at £20 per night and a minimum of 2 night stay. There will be fresh water available at the rally field but there will be no electric hook ups.

 

And lastly,  the winter seasonal pitch invites are being prepared presently and customers should expect to see these being emailed in the near future.

 

Take Care at this time and further news updates will follow.

Latest News Dated 31st August 2020

Latest News as of Monday 31st August 2020

 

Firstly, some good news for anyone planning a late summer break towards the end of September or in the Autumn months of October and November, our bookings diary still has some availability for anyone wishing to book either online or by calling reception and we will be happy to assist on 01339 741373.

 

The upcoming weekend, Saturday the 5th of September, would normally be Braemar Gathering Weekend. The diary is still very busy with pre booked customers over this period. We look forward to everyone arriving and enjoying their breaks at the park although maybe not as they had originally planned but there are still plenty of bars open and you will be spoilt for choice with places to eat within the village and also it may be prudent to book a table in advance. There are plenty of local walks and cycle tracks to keep you occupied during your stay so enjoy !

 

Customers planning to make a booking, either online or over the telephone, please ensure you have read and fully understood the Booking Terms and Conditions and also the Covid-19 Addendum which form the last four pages of the document. We would like to ensure customers understand that for everyone's safety and social distancing purposes, all customers with onboard facilities, either in a touring caravan or motor home, must make plans to use their own during their stay with us. The limited toilet and shower facilities supplied are only for tent, pod and campervan customers without facilities. This is not our normal way of operating but is necessary during the current pandemic. With everyone's help we will all come through this as safely as possible.

 

And finally an update on our touring pitches for Christmas and New Year, they are all now booked up. Thank you for to everyone for their advance bookings and we look forward to having you join us again for the festive period.

 

take care and next update to follow soon

Friday 07th August 2020 - News Update

Todays Latest News Update Fri 7th August 2020

 

The current situation regarding Coronavirus & Covid-19 is constantly evolving and we are doing our best to keep abreast of all updates issued by The Scottish Government.

 

Presently, there are members of the public who live in Aberdeen city and have been advised, by The Scottish Government, to restrict their movement and not to travel outwith a 5 mile radius from their home. They have also been advised not to go on holiday during this time.

 

With this in mind, may we ask those customers with Aberdeen city addresses affected by the current restrictions, to be mindful and thoughtful towards others during this time. At Braemar Caravan Park we would not expect to see bookings coming from any addresses currently affected by the new travel restrictions set in place by The Scottish Government and we would not be able to accept these bookings whilst restrictions remain in place. This would apply to any area that may be placed under similiar restrictions.

Customers who have existing bookings and are affected by the travel restrictions, please get in touch with us as soon as possible and we will do our best to help by moving bookings forward in the diary for you. 

 

Can we also remind customers with onboard facilities that we need you to use them as much as possible whilst staying with us.

This enables our limited toilet and shower facilities to cope with the tent, pod and campervan customers as intended. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Please all take care of yourselves and others at this time and stay safe.

 

more news updates to follow soon....