Glamping Workshops for Businesses

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Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, with support from Scottish Enterprise, as part of the Love Loch Lomond Collaborating for Success Project, will host two Glamping Business Workshops on Tuesday 4th (Balloch) and Wednesday 5th (Callander) September 2018.

Led by renowned glamping expert Kate Morel, these workshops are for any individual or business considering setting up a small to medium glamping business. Kate is an industry specialist who is also an author, speaker and business advisor in the sector.


If you're currently scoping possibilities, want inside tips, profitability charts, or professional input on your business idea - this workshop is for you.

The day starts with an overview of the glamping industry, so you understand how it is developing and where your project might fit in - and succeed. In many ways, glamping is like any other accommodation business, but it does present unique challenges in some areas, and these are addressed in this workshop. Using Kate's glamping start-up formula, the subjects covered will include:

  • Glamping Business Models
  • Potential Revenue
  • Structures & Facilities
  • Developing a 'unique selling point', USP
  • Operations & Marketing

The key factors of setting up and running a glamping business will be covered and the event is intended as an overall introduction for those who are thinking of starting a glamping business. If you already have land and ideas, you can start applying the workshop material to your project, if you don't have land, it will help you evaluate the best places to look for.

Local case studies will also feature, which review their experience in the glamping industry, providing some context for businesses in the region. This conference is part of the Friends’ exciting ecotourism initiative and is open to all tourism related businesses.

When and Where:
Tuesday 4th September, 2018 – National Park Headquarters, Balloch
Workshop will start at 10.00 and run through to 14.00

Wednesday 5th September, 2018 – Callander Youth Hostel, Callander
Workshop will start at 10:00 and run through to 14:00

Cost £10 per person, which includes a light lunch.

There will be a limited number of one to one surgeries available onsite for businesses, if you're interested, please get in touch via the details below.

Appointments will be allotted on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions, please email

Feedback from previous workshops led by Kate:

"Incredibly useful, I've got a much better idea of what to do and how to go about it"

"Driving home I had my 'eureka' moment regarding my U.S.P, I also now have a name which has driven me mad for the last 2 years and I really think that was down to your workshop and seminars. I am now chomping at the bit and have to quickly get all these ideas down. Thank you Kate for all your help, positivity and enthusiasm"

"Really helpful in so many ways, among other things it's got us thinking about our mouse and cheese!"

"I arrived with hopes and dreams but no clue how to get it going - left with a clearer view of how to start and shape my glamping, which I didn't think was possible in an hour."

"Put me firmly on track, can't wait for the workshop in October, going by today I'm pretty sure I'll leave with a good chunk of my business plan! many thanks, it was brilliant'.