Scottish sites

Paul & Linda Gosden replied on 11/09/2019 15:40

Posted on 11/09/2019 15:40

Hi, new to this club discussion group and need some help.  Currently planning a trip to Scotland next year and at a loss as to where to stay (with toilets) enroute from Inverness towards Edinburgh.  How long is the journey on A9 and are there suitable sites half way. 


Paul @nd Linda Gosden

Tinwheeler replied on 11/09/2019 15:55

Posted on 11/09/2019 15:55

That’s a very vague question because we don’t know if you’re towing or not, don’t know how far you like to travel in a day and so on.

Check distances on a map or use the club’s (sometimes inaccurate) route planner. Work out if you need to stop overnight and, if so, do a site search in the appropriate area.

Sorry if that sounds unhelpful but you really do need to do some research.

ABM replied on 11/09/2019 17:05

Posted on 11/09/2019 17:05

VERY APPROXIMATELY  !!  No Warranties Given, no Tokens accepted  !!

From Culloden Club Site   by Inverness :--

B9006 / B9177                 5 miles to A9

A9                                   80 miles to Pitlochry

A837                               30 miles to Club site  at Killin

Then  A837                      30 miles back to A9

A9                                     22miles  to PERTH

M90                                  30 Miles

Queensferry  -->  EDINBURGH  CLUB SITE !



{ ??  But how the 'eck will you get up / down / across to  Inverness I ask myself  ??  wink }

DavidKlyne replied on 11/09/2019 18:49

Posted on 11/09/2019 18:49

We are currently at Forfar Lochside which might figure in your plans. Lovely site with excellent toilet block. It depends on how quickly you want to get from Inverness to Edinburgh. Having driven today from Maragowen (Killen) I think I would give Killen a miss as the cross country roads are often narrow and slow, different story if you were going up the west coast.


nelliethehooker replied on 11/09/2019 19:50

Posted on 11/09/2019 19:50

There's a new CL at Dunning near Perth, Broadslap Farm, which could well have toilets by the time you do your trip. This would be about 2/3rds of the way from Inverness, and is only a couple of miles off the A9. There is the large commercial site at Blair Castle which would be about midway between Inverness and Edinburgh.

ABM replied on 11/09/2019 21:42

Posted on 11/09/2019 21:42

DK, I had no knowledge of the vehicle P & L will be using. A  motorhome's ok but it could be a tad tight & nervous if its a caravan, so I only proposed short  runs -- 120 miles should not be a problem for anybody I think. And it's hardly a complicated route is it.


P.S.  --  I trust you have, all of you, noted A B M only mentioned CLUB SITES  wink

brue replied on 11/09/2019 22:53

Posted on 11/09/2019 22:53

Try Milton of Fonab at Pitlochry or Blair Atholl for a half way stop, otherwise allow about four hours between Edinburgh and Inverness (depending on traffic and your outfit.) M of F has minimum bookings unless you just turn up at the last minute. However it's worth a couple of nights, we use it a lot. smile 

Paul & Linda Gosden replied on 12/09/2019 12:20

Posted on 12/09/2019 12:20

Sorry, forgot to mention that we are towing a caravan with a Volvo V70 Estate.   We are already booked onto sites, I.e. 

River Beamish





Culloden Moor

So help on the return from Culoden Moor is our concern. 

we live in Lincolnshire and propose stopping in Durham on our return


thanks for tips so far