Campervans and motorhomes will be allowed to stay overnight at 41 carparks owned by Forestry and Land Scotland as a part of the organisation’s ‘Stay the Night’ initiative.

Running from 1 April until 31 October 2022, the scheme will see carparks spread across Scotland participating, with full details of the sites to be released in the coming weeks. Stay the Night originally trialled in 2020 and is aiming to ease some of the pressure that can hit the more popular sites across the area, as well as local communities and businesses.

The scheme is only open to self-contained motorhomes and campervans, meaning facilities – including the toilet – will need to be inside the vehicle.

The initiative is ideal for people who either want a short break or are looking to explore different parts of Scotland, with stays only permitted for one night between 6pm and 10am. You can then return after 48 hours.

Tents and car camping are also not allowed to stay.

There will be no booking system in operation – instead, the carparks will be operating a first come, first served basis. Certain sites will also have a small charge which will be payable via ticketing machines on site, with possible plans for paying on phone to be introduced later in the season.

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