Highland MP, Drew Hendry, has paid tribute to the strength and resilience of Landmark Forest Adventure Park in Carrbridge.
Mr Hendry visited the outdoor activity centre last week as part of a series of visits to businesses, organisations and residents across the constituency of Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey during the parliamentary recess.
Meeting with Managing Director, Danny Fullerton, and Head of Marketing, Ross Coulter, the SNP MP heard about how the team has overcome the challenges posed by the Covid pandemic to come through the other side and operate at full daily capacity, with exciting plans for the future.
Commenting, Mr Hendry said:
“Opened in 1970, Landmark was Europe’s first purpose-built Visitor Centre with a remit to interpret the social and natural history of the Highlands.
“Since then, it has grown to become one of the country’s best-loved adventure parks enjoyed by locals and holidaymakers alike.
“Tourism is an integral part of the Highland economy and many businesses struggled over the course of the pandemic.
“I’m delighted to see that Landmark has managed to overcome these difficulties and flourish in their wake.
“This is no mean feat and is a testament to the hard work of the entire team and the dedication of all involved to adapt to an ever-changing situation.
“Landmark is continuing to invest to improve their offering.
“These investments are substantial, with £350,000 being spent on the soon-to-be-opened NetworX attraction, £250,000 earmarked for a completely new concept ‘Ancient Forest Adventure’ Nature Trail, and a further £200,000 being set aside to establish a ground-breaking illuminations display at the park.
“Existing attractions are also scheduled for revamping.
“I was also impressed to see examples of how customer feedback is almost immediately acted upon and used to shape the future direction of the site.
“I would encourage families to visit if they haven’t done so lately and see for themselves the revitalisation of Landmark.”