A Chronicle of events at Silver Sands Leisure Park, Lossiemouth from July 2007
The "shifting sand" of west beach Lossiemouth on the Morayshire coast
The "green way" isn't always good for you
Age of Caravan
One little snippet worth noting, the company has increased the age of tenure from
10 to 15 years, this is a clause which allows the company to insist you renew or
remove your caravan after the period is up. You may well ask were this information
is displayed or presented and what form it takes, is it perhaps a new contract. Where
It’s one of the more contentious issues on all holiday caravan sites that the owner
has this facilty within the framework of a license, if you have one that is.
What do you expect from a holiday park?
Silver Sands Leisure Park was arguably one of the best parks on the Moray coast and
while it has all the features which made it great, there is more to a site than fitments.
People make a park, surely it needs the owners to work with the caravanners, who
after all are the customers. If the company want to make controversial changes to
the conditions they should at least listen to the customer or at least give a sound
reason for making the changes, do not treat them with contempt and proceed irregardless
of what they may have to say. The goodwill and trust of the caravanners will disppear
quickly, which did happen in this case, it became the only topic of conversion for
most of the patrons and ruined many a holiday during the early stages, we could not
understand the companies intransigence. The essentials for a friendly atmosphere
are soon taken over with bitterness and resentment and it would be fair to say that
some of it still exists.The newcomers will have a different outlook, they can judge
for themselves as time goes by. Time will tell!
How to pay for the vast increase in the pitch fees!
The company went out of its way to suggest, if you are struggling to pay the fees
then you can rent it out to suplement your income. It may not be what you had envisaged
when you bought the caravan with the freedom to use as and when you wanted, not having
to check its availabilty beforehand. It sort of defeats the purpose of having a holiday
The company was onto a double winner in that they had the fees from the pitch and
now getting a cut from “letting out” through them, not a bad business.
What for the future?
It is now become necessary that something needs to be done to put a stop to rogue
companies and ensure that park owners offer some consumer protection and make it
mandatory to offer all buyers a contract similar to that offered by the British Holiday
and Park Homes Association. It is clear that self regulation is not working, there
will always be the shady dealer waiting in the background hoping to use the weaknesses
in the system for their own monetary gains.
The information shown on this website is acurate and can be substantaited if need
My aim is very simple, to point out to buyers some of the pitfalls you may encounter
in the static holiday caravan industry and not to demonise anyone, if however they
feel this is not the case, then perhaps they should look at from a buyers point of