About Outthere Campervans
Jennifer grew up in a family run hotel south of Oban on the west coast of Scotland, when not helping out in the hotel, she explored the beauty of the west coast of Scotland by bike and boat. Jennifer has travelled to all corners of the world, having crossed Europe by train, backpacking in Australia, camping on safari in Zimbabwe and spent 3 years working aboard a schooner on a round the world voyage from New York to San Francisco, taking in amazing places such as the Maldives, Indonesia, the Sydney-Hobart race and Alaska.
Neil also grew up on the west coast of Scotland and spent weekends sailing with his family on the Clyde or further out to the Hebrides. In the winter, time was spent skiing in Glencoe and the Cairngorms. Neil has also travelled extensively, a road trip circumnavigating North America, mountain biking over the Andes in Bolivia, Chile and Argentina and chasing winters with ski seasons in Colorado and off-season trips to the Southern Hemisphere to ski in New Zealand and Chile.
A return to Scotland was always going to happen for Jennifer and Neil with their young family, so they could also explore the great outdoors provided by the North of Scotland with Nairn providing a great balance of sea and mountain.
After hiring an OutThere Camper to visit Lewis and Harris at Easter 2017, we were fortunate enough to take over the business from Michael Surmon.
Michael said: “The inspiration behind OutThere Campervans was to share my passion for the outdoors and all the sporting challenges and wildlife sights it offers. If you love spending quality time in the outdoors with family and friends – or just each other – getting an OutThere campervan is the way to do it. The Highlands of Scotland is every bit as wild, dramatic and exciting as the country I grew up in (South Africa)– and I want you to see it, love it and respect its treasures as I do.
“I don’t think of living in the Highlands as being in the middle of nowhere – to me, it’s in the middle of everywhere!”
We share his passion for the outdoors and for the Highlands of Scotland and look forward to getting you all OutThere on your own adventures.
When you can fly right to Inverness airport, the adventure starts that much sooner … just look at the map, and you’ll see that Inverness is never more than two or three hours away from outdoor heaven –
• Aviemore (40 minutes)
• Cairngorm National Park (30 minutes to an hour)
• Loch Ness (30 minutes)
• Fort William (two hours)
• John o’ Groats (two hours)
• Thurso (two and a half hours)
• Isle of Skye (two and a half hours)
This list doesn’t include local sites of beauty and adventure like Findhorn, Beauly, Hopeman, Banff – and more.
Want to get OutThere? Then get booking!
Our guide to one of our most popular holiday routes
How do you get your kicks in the Highlands?
Looking for inspiration?
What to do and where to go