Holiday, Touring and Camping Park

This section provides you with assessment criteria and guidance information for holiday parks, touring parks, camping parks and individual caravan holiday homes.


The grading scheme:

  • Evaluates every aspect of a park in a measured, objective way
  • Recognises that there are many different types of provision on parks throughout the UK
  • Assesses a facility on its quality and conditions, not its size age or manufacturer.

PDF document Guidance Notes for Holiday, Touring and Camping Park - size 644kb


These criteria notes contain information on all the aspects which contribute to the quality grade of your establishment. Details of the percentages (and conditions) required to reach each star grade are given.


PDF document Criteria for Holiday, Touring and Camping Park - size 624kb


Holiday parks are required to implement at least 16 out of (up to) 38 sustainability actions to achieve the minimum standards for Quality Assurance. In 2019 this will increase to 18 actions.


PDF document Sustainability Actions for Holiday Parks - size 294kb



Welcome Scheme

A range of Welcome Schemes have been developed by VisitScotland to complement our Quality Assurance Scheme.


Welcome Scheme participation is part of the Quality Assurance Scheme at no additional cost. If you wish your grading to include any of the specific Welcome Schemes please complete the application form and your advisor will check that you meet the criteria at the time of their visit.


View the Welcome Scheme criteria documents and application form.


Digital support

Find out how you can promote your business through digital platforms including We provide support to businesses in the form of our business surgeries and digital reviews to help you take advantage of your digital marketing options.


In addition to the support we can provide, the Digital Tourism Scotland website is an essential resource for any businesses looking to use digital marketing and technology to grow their business.


Find out more about our business surgeries, digital reviews and Digital Tourism Scotland here.

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