It has been revealed that a Moray caravan park that has been mired in controversy now has new owners for the third time in just five years.
The Silver Sands park at Covesea near Lossiemouth has been bought over by Bridge Leisure Management, a Milton Keynes based company who have purchased the site from Richmond Wright Estates (RWE).
RWE had invested around £1million in improvements to the park and have a reputation for restoring troubled sites – now there is high hopes that Silver Sands has returned to its formerly respected position in the holiday market.
The company described the park as having “the worst name in the history of holiday parks” when they took over the site two years ago. Previous owners Green Parcs went into administration with debts of £14million before the park was rescued by Lifestyle Living Group in 2011.
Silver Sands made national headlines when sales consultant for Green Parcs, Neale Rothera, sold caravans he did not own, taking £53,500 from potential purchasers.
RWE said that their task at Silver Sands was now complete and it was once again a park with “bags of potential”. Sales Director Danny McInnes said: “It is now a superbly equipped park with thriving holiday ownership and bags of potential.
“We were not put off by its reputation – it has the worst name in history of holiday parks – and took the bull by the horns with the £1million investment.”
The new owners, who purchased the park for an undisclosed sum, currently operate three other sites in Scotland at Peebles, Argyll and on the Ayrshire coast at Turnberry.