Silverburn Park Campsite Best Scottish Campsite of the year 2020/21 Award Presented in Edinburgh hotel ceremony

22nd September 2021

Campsite staff received Corporate Livewire Prestige Award at luxury hotel in Edinburgh this month.

Silverburn Park staff received an award for Best Campsite in Scotland 2020/21 at a glittering ceremony in Edinburgh this month. The campsite, which this weekend celebrated its first anniversary, was voted Best Campsite in Scotland 2020/21 in the Corporate Livewire Prestige Awards. Staff Penny George, Scott Williamson and Chloe Francis were invited to the Norton House Hotel and Spa in Edinburgh to pick up the award. The campsite re-opened last year after a period of refurbishment by new owners Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) as a place of quiet reflection and enjoyment.

The Corporate Livewire Prestige Awards recognise small and medium-sized businesses that have proven to be the best in their market over the past 12 months. All shortlisted companies put forward supported their nomination with evidence of their work, positive feedback from their visitors, information on previous accreditation and recognition as well as highlighting the most outstanding parts of their businesses.

The winners were those who were able to demonstrate their strengths in these areas. FEAT supported their nomination with evidence of the ongoing work at the park and the positive feedback from visitors, as well as highlighting outstanding parts of Flax Mill Project, which aims to see the former flax mill renovated into a multimillion-pound Visitor Centre and Community Hub in early 2026.

The campsite is a social enterprise, and all income goes towards the operation and improvement of the business and park, and to providing jobs and training opportunities to local people. Many campers are now regular visitors to the campsite and park, and in recognition of their loyalty and support for the park and for FEAT they have decided to develop a loyalty scheme in the near future.

Scotty Williamson, Deputy Campsite Manager of Silverburn Park Campsite, said: "We are so thrilled to receive this award as we have been working so hard during the pandemic to keep pushing forward with our plans to make Silverburn a destination worth getting off the train for in 2025 when the railway arrives at Leven. It seems to be working too as visitors have increased fivefold since lockdown started, meaning we have had more than 200,000 people here last year.”

Brian Robertson, Chair of the Silverburn Park Board, said: “This a great endorsement of our plans to increase visitors to Silverburn and provides a boost to our plans to open a visitor centre and community hub in the flax mill with a restaurant, shop and backpackers’ hostel with en suite rooms which should encourage people walking or cycling the Fife Coastal Path to stop and stay. “

Silverburn Campsite is only 400 metres from the Fife Coastal Path and within easy walking or cycling distance of Leven Beach and the amenities of Leven town centre. It has three heated glamping eco- pods and space for four campervans & twelve tents. The site is also dog friendly and has a communal fire pit with log seating and braziers for individual firesides with bundles complete with logs, kindling, firelighters and marshmallows! There is also a takeaway café at the park, 27 acres of woodland walks and a walled garden for campers to enjoy.

Silverburn Park are currently crowdfunding for the Flax Mill Project if you want to support click here.or text FLAX to 70085 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message or choose your own amount e.g., FLAX10 to 70085. This can be anything from £1 to £20.

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