Celebrating one year of Queensberry Bay
Following the acquisition in October 2018, Queensberry Bay Leisure Park became the ninth park in Verdant Leisure’s portfolio since the company was founded in September 2010. In the past 12 months the bespoke holiday park operator has taken great measures to ensure the park’s beachfront location and picturesque settings are preserved for future generations.
Queensberry Bay goes green: November 2018
We kick-started Queensberry Bay's Green Living campaign by announcing we had joined the Green Tourism scheme. By joining the scheme, we pledged our commitment to work responsibly, ethically and sustainably to contribute to the community.
Since joining, we have been awarded bronze status for efforts in reducing the park's impact on the environment and being more accessible and inclusive to all visitors and staff. A contributing reason for receiving the bronze accolade was the commitment to recycling and reducing energy consumption on park.
Million-pound investment: January 2019
At the beginning of 2019, we announced new development plans for the Dumfries and Galloway coastline-based park at a total cost of £1,000,000. The new investment will see an increase in high-quality pitches for homeowners and guests, safer road access, a new gas supply and the installation of low-level street lighting.
First aid comes first: April 2019
We announced the installation of life-saving defibrillator machines at all parks, including Dumfriesshire’s Queensberry Bay. With guests’ health and safety a priority, the defibrillator machines ensure, should a situation occur, staff can deal with it in an efficient and safe manner.
Outstanding facilities and locations: June 2019
Our Queensberry Bay park has been awarded a four-star rating by Visit Scotland, after impressing customers and a team of quality assessors with it's facilities, surroundings and excellent customer service. The four-star award acknowledges the bespoke holiday park operators standards are consistently high with exceptional facilities.
Working with The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Supporting and protecting local wildlife is a priority for our staff at all nine of our parks and, as part of this commitment, Queensberry Bay has begun work with The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is a small charity that works to preserve amphibians and reptiles, and the habitats on which they depend. By becoming an ARC friend, Queensberry Bay will receive support and advice to help protect Natterjack Toads in the local area.
Bev Dixon, Commercial Director said: “Queensberry Bay Leisure Park has made a wonderful addition to the Verdant Leisure group and we are really pleased by what has been achieved in the first twelve months. It’s clear that our guests and holiday home owners truly enjoy visiting the park and the team’s efforts to improve the park are reflected in the creation of wonderful holiday memories for our customers!”