Queen’s View Visitor Centre to re-open for business

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2 JUNE 2014NEWS RELEASE No: 16273

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The new team behind the Queen’s View Visitor Centre is so confident of a bumper summer that they’re looking to take on new staff to help satisfy visitor demand.

Recently refurbished by Forestry Commission Scotland, the centre is on track to soon take its place amongst Perthshire’s top-flight visitor attractions.

Cobbs Catering, which has taken on the running of the new café facility, will be open for business, along with the centre, in mid June.

Fraser Campbell, owner/Director of Cobb’s Catering, said:

“The Visitor Centre is a huge tourist draw for the area and we jumped at the chance to take on this amazing site. We’re so impressed with the facility and the surroundings that we’re confident that word of mouth will soon set visitor numbers soaring – which will make for a busy summer season!

“We pride ourselves on our professionalism and quality and that, together with the light, open café and the amazing location, will help us to ensure that visitors take home a brilliant impression of Perthshire and what it has to offer.”

The team is so confident of a busy summer that they’re now looking to employ staff to help them meet the high level of demand over the coming months.

Hamish Murray, for the Commission’s team in Tay, said:

“The Queen’s View is one of Perthshire’s top attractions with more and more visitors coming every year. Tourism is a hugely competitive industry and you have to have something special if you intend to meet visitor expectations.
We believe that we now have everything in place to meet those expectations – and more.

“The combination of one of Scotland’s world renowned views, tranquil and energising surroundings and a select retail and catering offering has created a state-of-the-art facility that will go that little bit further to provide an even bigger draw for visitors to the area.”

The £1M refurbishment project included a complete internal refit, a refresh of the buildings’ exterior and the addition of a large balcony area to the café facility overlooking the forest. Car and coach parking facilities have also been extended to cater for increased numbers of visitors.

Anyone interested in joining the catering team should email craig.nash@cobbs.info

Notes to Editors
1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment & Forestry Directorate www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

2.  The Queen’s View Visitor Centre refurbishment was one of the ‘shovel ready’ projects to benefit from the £105M construction industry boost announced by Finance Secretary, John Swinney in June 2012.

3. For news, events and recreation information log on to
www.facebook.com/enjoyscotlandsforests For Twitter: www.twitter.com/fcscotlandnews

4. Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh gnàth-shìde. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland


e-mail: steve.williams@forestry.gsi.gov.uk