Wednesday, 4 December 2019

The story of Kyle of Tongue Hostel & Holiday Park; from Ancient Sewage Systems to High Quality Accommodation



In 2014, Stephen, Carol, Richard & Suzanne Mackay purchased Tongue Youth Hostel from the Scottish Youth Hostel Association (SYHA).

The vision


Their vision was to transform the undeveloped but prime land surrounding the Hostel into a thriving, and much needed in the area, campsite & caravan park.

On the banks of picturesque Kyle of Tongue and on the North Coast 500 route


The aim was to create a “one stop shop” for affordable accommodation located on the banks of the picturesque Kyle of Tongue and primely on the North Coast 500 route. This vision was welcomed by the SYHA and thus Kyle of Tongue Hostel & Holiday Park was formed as an affiliate to the SYHA Organisation.

Affordable AND high quality accommodation


Five years later, in May 2019, the team at Kyle of Tongue Hostel & Holiday Park proudly declared the new, fully equipped and high quality campsite & caravan park open to the public.

Obstacles and hurdles




To reach this point, a number of obstacles and hurdles had to be overcome including ancient sewage systems, planning permissions and funding applications to name but a few. However, the team worked hard and are thrilled with the new site.



One stop shop for affordable accommodation


Along the way, Kyle of Tongue Hostel & Holiday Park also have purchased a holiday cottage adjacent to the Hostel and two static caravans for rental. The business truly is now the “one stop shop” for affordable accommodation that they had envisioned all those years ago!


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