Five-star luxury glaming sites in Achmelvich and Brora provide access to some of the most spectacular locations along the North Coast 500 Route.
Now, thanks to the generosity of owners Calum MacLeod and Alisdair Young, some of the most deserving families in the area are being given the opportunity to enjoy the unique experience.
A total of 30 nights are available for families to benefit from in Sutherland, with schools in Brora and Conlochbroy.
“The epidemic has been difficult for many people and we want to do something to help families in the local community who need a break,” said Calum MacLeod, co-founder of NC500 Pods.
“We thought it would be a good idea to offer our podcasts for free to those who can benefit the most, and I’m sure everyone will enjoy the opportunity to try something completely different.” “
Site Manager Christine McLean added: “I look forward to welcoming families to both Brora and Achmeloch. These are special places and I am sure they will enjoy the special times.
Welcoming the “wonderful” gesture, Graeme Smart, Head Teacher of Northwest Sutherland Schools, said: Thanks to the generosity of the NC500 Pods, they will now have the opportunity to do so.
“Achmelvich is a beautiful place, they really do take advantage of breaks and will create long lasting memories.
“The NC500 Pods have been very supportive of when the pods can be used and have been very helpful. This is a great offer and I have to say that I have never been one of the accommodation providers on the NC500. Didn’t see anything similar.
“It’s the first one I know of and I really hope it’s not the last because there will be a lot of associated long-term benefits for those involved.”
Don McKenzie, headmaster of Brora and Helmsdale primaries, said: “The offer to give some families a short break, free of charge, is really generous. Will appreciate
The NC500 Pods launched in May 2019 in Achmelovich, the Borora site opened in July 2020, just one year later. From its headquarters in Edinburgh.