Weymyss Bay holiday park praised by MPs

Parkdean Holidays adds a lot to the Renfrewshire local economy

Claire Lawson

Holiday park in Renfrewshire catches the eye of two particular very important visitors

Parkdean Holidays’ Wemyss Bay
was on top display during this years Scottish Tourism Week and, during the process, managed to attract the attention of two very important guests.

In what seems like a week whereby an assemblage of members of parliament are rallying to support the outdoor UK leisure industry, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Duncan McNeill, and Iain McKenzie, MP for Inverclyde, were both left very impressed with the park, located on the west coast of Scotland overlooking the breath-taking Firth of Clyde.

The park has put a substantial amount of effort into the area and has had a significant impact on the economy and local tourism, something McKenzie was keen to expand upon, saying “It was great to see first-hand the substantial investment in the park by the Parkdean group. It not only looks like a great place to holiday but also a great place to work, offering many opportunities to develop and acquire employment skills.

“I believe tourism has a part to play in continued business development in Inverclyde and Wemyss Bay Holiday Park is a shining example of the tourism industry playing its part to the full.”

Mcneill echoed McKenzie’s observation, as well as touched upon the park’s surroundings, stating: “It is a lovely park in a beautiful location within Inverclyde. As well as being a key employer in the community it also plays an important role in attracting visitors to the area helping the local economy and the tourism industry.”

Parkdean, with all its caravans and lodges, is bursting at the seams with fun activities including an indoor pool, sauna, adventure playground, climbing wall and amusement arcade. Surrounding attractions encompass ferry routes to Arran, Cumbrae and Bute nearby, providing a great base for walking and cycling with castles, country estates and pretty seaside villages to boot.

Parkdean currently run six parks throughout Scotland, from Southerness to Dornoch.