Argyll Holidays go to Gambia

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Argyll Holidays go to Gambia

Looking after the planet is in the forefront of all our minds at the moment, with questions we ask ourselves being; how can we be more sustainable now and in the future? How can our actions have less of an impact on the world, both at a Global and Local level?

At Argyll Holidays we have always had sustainability on our minds, from protecting and enhancing habitats to recycling and reusing. It is the latter we embarked on during lockdown. We, as a company, had a complete rebrand which meant that everything from stationery to uniforms had to be changed to the new brand. What to do with the old branded stock was the question.

Well, our Environmental Coordinator Jackie, teamed up with Bill Nelson from First Aid 4 Gambia to relocate all of our stock to the people of Gambia who have very little. As you can imagine, this was no mean feat. Lorraine from our HR team and Jackie coordinated getting all old stock uniforms from all staff on our eight parks laundered and to one pickup point. All stationery was collected and also sent to the pickup point.

Bill picked up the boxes (There was a lot) and made his way to Edinburgh to load into a container for onward travel to Gambia. The container took about four months to get to destination however, our stock has landed. Momodou, one of Bill’s team in Gambia has started to distribute some of the items in a village called Jappineh near Elephant Island.

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The ladies absolutely loved the tote bags and use them for fetching daily shopping from the market. Our shirts have a unique use now as hospital gowns for women who come to have their babies. Pens, folders and notepads are being distributed among the students, with a local football team looking very smart and happy in the recycled swimming pool uniform shorts.

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On a serious note, it is without a doubt that we live in a throw away culture with obsolescence built in however, if we can all, from individuals to corporate companies, follow the lead of Argyll Holidays and other likeminded companies in Scotland, and take the time to ask what use items when we no longer need can be to someone else - then we will be aiming in the right direction of sustainability.

Award-winning Holiday Parks

  • Gold Winner in the CIPR Pride Awards 2021 for the Tunnocks Caravan Wafer Campaign.

    Gold Winner in the CIPR Pride Awards 2021 for the Tunnocks Caravan Wafer Campaign.

  • Traveller Review Awards 2021

    Drimsynie Estate Hotel: Winner at the Traveller Review Awards 2021.

  • Travelers Choice Award 2021

    Our parks have received the Travelers Choice Award, having earned consistently great reviews on Tripadvisor.

  • The Scottish Pet Industry Awards 2021

    Best Pet Friendly Self Catering Business.

  • David Bellamy award

    Our efforts to protect and enhance our natural environment have been recognised by the David Bellamy Conservation award.

  • Scottish Tourist Board

    All of our holiday parks have been awarded four or five stars by the Scottish Tourist Board.

  • Best Family Holiday Park 2017

    Multi-award winners at the 2019 Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards.

  • Presented with Best Relax & Explore Large Park in Scotland at the 2021 Hoseasons Awards.

    Presented with Best Relax & Explore Large Park in Scotland at the 2021 Hoseasons Awards.

  • Tripadvisor Best of the Best

    Tripadvisor Best of the Best.

Dates
Limited availability durations are only available over very specific dates.
Party Size
Children are aged 2-16 years old.
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