In 2014, Stephen, Carol, Richard & Suzanne Mackay purchased Tongue Youth Hostel from the Scottish Youth Hostel Association (SYHA) with a vision of transforming the undeveloped but prime land surrounding the Hostel into a campsite & caravan park.
They dared to dream.
Stephen, Carol, Richard and Suzanne’s aim was to create a “one stop shop” for affordable accommodation located on the banks of the picturesque Kyle of Tongue and more importantly 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.
Their journey was not an easy one. 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.
Work in progress on the Kyle of Tongue Hostel, Campsite and Caravan Park.
And their dream can true
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.
The new look hostel, campsite and caravan park
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 we had envisioned all those years ago!