If you are travelling in a motorhome or caravan around Scotland, it is always advised that you use official campsites or designated overnight parking areas. This will help preserve Scotland's natural landscape and benefit our small local communities and residents.
There are hundreds of campsites in scenic coastal or beach spots across the country, complete with facilities and docks for your motorhome too.
Please remember to:
- Plan and book ahead. It's always useful to have a plan B ready.
- Be considerate. If you arrive somewhere and it's fully booked, contact nearby campsites to see if they have availability. Please don't stay overnight in an undesignated area.
- Always take your rubbish home with you and pick up after your dog.
- Keep a safe distance from any land management operations.
- Be very careful not to disturb or destroy a plant, bird, animal or geological feature.
- Don't damage or disturb cultural heritage sites.
- Be a considerate driver and learn the rules of the road before travelling.
It's important to remember that access rights don't include motor vehicles. If public or private land owners restrict or regulate parking on their land, you should stick to their rules.
Find out more about being a responsible traveller.
Before you set off in your motorhome or caravan, make sure you brush up on the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, as well as finding out you how you can be as responsible and as eco-friendly as possible while you travel around Scotland.
Read the guidelines from CaMPA (Campervan & Motorhome Professional Association) who offer helpful advice about where to stop when you're travelling in a motorhome, as well as disposing of all the waste you may create whilst on a trip.