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Nevis Range joins forces with the Cobbs Group

Nevis Range Mountain Experience, near Fort William in Lochaber, is delighted to announce its new partnership with Scotland’s leading hospitality group, Cobbs.  

This epic union between the hospitality experts of Loch Ness and the adrenaline junkies of Nevis Range allows the active tourism destination to reach new levels of adventure experience and the best of highland hospitality. 

From December 2022, the Snowgoose and Pinemarten cafés at Nevis Range will operate under Cobbs management in line with their other dining establishments.

The hotel under construction at the Nevis Range base station will join and strengthen the network of Cobbs hotels in the Scottish Highlands!

To round off the partnership, Cobbs will occupy one of the retail spaces at the Nevis Range base station and operate a gift and souvenir shop to ensure that all visitors can take home fantastic memories of their trip to the Scottish Highlands!

With the Nevis Range Hub Development project – 26-bedroom hotel, bar and restaurant, bike shop, gift shop, and a covered courtyard with event space – due for completion in early 2023, the variety of products and services offered by Nevis Range is ever-increasing!

This new chapter for both companies will ensure that every Nevis Range visitor has an enhanced experience taking advantage of the curated knowledge of the hospitality sector and industry experience that Cobbs bring to the party.

Since opening in 1989 Nevis Range has been welcoming guests to indulge in their mountain pursuits right in the heart of the Highlands.

©Nevis Range.

As a business, Nevis Range offers year-round mountain access to 200,000 skiers, snowboarders, climbers, bikers, hillwalkers, sightseers across all age groups, a large number of whom visit for a great quality coffee with a stunning mountain view across Lochaber.

©Nevis Range.

The Cobbs group manage a range of businesses from hotels to cafés to bakeries.

They operate across Scotland with everything from quaint tearooms and a bustling café in Edinburgh’s trendy Marchmont area, to four highly successful hotels in the Loch Ness, area including the Loch Ness Lodge, Loch Ness Clansman, Loch Ness Country House and Loch Ness Drumnadrochit Hotel.

Through all of their hospitality ventures the Cobbs team have been a true driving force for tourism in Loch Ness, the Great Glen and throughout the Highlands, building their empire under the ever-watchful eye of the Loch Ness Monster.

Nevis Range are confident to be embarking on this new era bolstered with the industry experience and knowledge of Willie Cameron (Loch Ness Marketing, Cobbs), known locally as ‘Mr Loch Ness’, Fraser Campbell (Cobbs) and Daniel Campbell (Redbox Coffee and Tea)!

Chris O’Brien, managing director of Nevis Range, commented on the partnership with the Cobbs Group:

“The entire team and I at Nevis Range are tremendously excited.

“The Monster expertise of Cobbs combined with our Adventure Mountain will take us to a new level.

“Not only do we combine our collective knowledge, we also bring together an entire Great Glen Experience with Nevis Range acting as the gateway to partnerships right the way up the Glen, with all of the incredible businesses operated by Cobbs.

“I’m sure all of our customers will enjoy the addition of Great Glen Gin as well.

“Collaboration is the best way to grow Scottish tourism, working together in this fashion represents better value for our existing customers and will open up opportunities for thousands of new visitors to the Great Glen!”

Fraser Campbell, director of the Cobbs Group, added:

“The association with Nevis Range is one of the most exciting business proposals that Cobbs has engaged with.

“Monster meets Mountain covering both ends of The Great Glen is one of the most inspiring and entrepreneurial tourism and outdoor visitor attraction prospects in Europe from 2023 onwards.”

Willie Cameron, business development director, Cobbs Group (‘Mr Loch Ness’), said:

“The directors of Cobbs are delighted to be involved with the team at Nevis Range on this exciting new project to enhance the visitor experience at their end of The Great Glen.

“The marriage of Monster meets Mountain is a marketing coup for The Highlands of Scotland and will benefit visitors and locals alike under the banner of sustainable tourism and conscious travel. 

“As the two venues are only 50 miles apart we will give them an all-encompassing experience from downhill mountain biking, skiing, and great local food and drink, along with whisky and gin tasting, storytelling, walking, and of course a cruise and a little bit of monster hunting.”

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