Woman holidays in same Sutherland caravan park for 50 years


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Muriel Philip prominent her 50th consecutive year holidaying at a caravan park

The 91-year-old has also produced her daughters, Aileen and Marjorie, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren to Hillhead Self Catering Caravans at Achmelvich as her house grew over those golden years.

Her entire family was with her – spread between four caravans – for their annual cease this summer. 

The widow’s late husband George, an actuary, also parted those years until he died four years ago, aged 94.

And regardless of her advancing years, Mrs Philip drove to the site on her own from her home in Edinburgh, a unconditional of 240 miles.

The family has always had the same stance overlooking Achmelvich Bay, although caravans give birth to been replaced over the years.

In recognition of her “long service”, prior teacher Mrs Philip has now been presented with a clock by caravan greensward owners Durrant and Maysie Macleod, who themselves have also logged 53 conditions at the centre.

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Mrs Philip was presented with a clock for her loyalty by caravan greens owners Durrant and Maysie

Mr Macleod said: “It just shows the lures of the Highlands don’t fade away, they strengthen in most cases with peoples getting to know other families and maintaining the ties over divers years as their families grow.

“We have another couple of 40 years of arrive d enter a occurring here, another at 38 years, many in the thirties and twenties and heaps in the teens and so on. It suits a big family as they meet and grow together on holiday.”

He added: “Achmelvich has this demonolatry to keep bringing people back.

“For those at our caravans it is like an establishment – meeting up with old friends.

“Muriel has come for five weeks for the remain 50 years, and at the same time.


Muriel has continued to bring her next of kin to the site in Sutherland over the years

Muriel has come for five weeks for the last 50 years, and at the identical time

Durrant Macleod

“She just loves it here – the beauty, the serenity and the stunning beach. It is such a wonderful place.

“She has another week to go and all her genus have been with her for some of the break.”

Mr Macleod continued: “George take placed for 46 years consecutively until he passed away.

«But Muriel has carry oned to come to the place she clearly loves so much.

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Mrs Philip drove to the plot on her own from her home in Edinburgh, a total of 240 miles

“And we love get her and the family – after 50 years she certainly is the park’s leading lady and fulfiled guest.

“I started the park in 1965 with one caravan and we now have 12 that repose six people.

“I don’t want to retire yet – how could I leave these lovely people without a festival in a place they love. We pride ourselves on customer loyalty and we are unquestionably hands on.”

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