Caledonian Sleeper to host Highland Adventure Fest preview

Image showing Highland Adventure Fest representative standing in front of Caledonian Sleeper carriage

18th March 2019

Caledonian Sleeper is set to be transformed into Scotland's first mobile bothy as guests are due to be offered a preview of Highland Adventure Fest. Customers on board the London to Inverness service on Friday 22 March will be able to congregate in the Lounge Car and hear from Geoff Allan, author of The Scottish Bothy Bible.

Highland Adventure Fest takes place on Sunday 24 March 2019 at Inverness Leisure Centre and will offer a wide range of activities including biking, hiking, climbing, horse-riding, kayaking, sailing and wild swimming. It’s the perfect place to meet like-minded people, all sharing the same passion for a little Highland adventure. Caledonian Sleeper will also offer a range of timely on board events throughout the year, including on the new trains which are due to begin their introduction by the end of May.

To view more information about the Highland Adventure Fest, click here.

Katie Masheter from Planit Scotland which is leading the event, said:

“As a direct route from London to Scotland’s wilderness Caledonian Sleeper is often the preferred travel option for many adventurers and so we thought it was only fitting to host the preview of Highland Adventure Fest on board.

“The festival, which is in its first year and take places from 10am – 4pm on Sunday 24 March at Inverness Leisure Centre, is designed for all outdoor enthusiasts with talks, activities and exhibitors providing plenty of inspiration. We are very excited to be bringing a snippet of this to Caledonian Sleeper guests - we’ll even be offering complimentary tickets to Highland Adventure Fest so that guests can enjoy the event as part of their Highland escape.”

Graham Kelly, Serco’s Guest Experience Director at Caledonian Sleeper, added:

“The on board events offer our guests a snapshot of some of the great celebrations, festivals and events taking place across the country. Highland Adventure Fest is part of this exciting mix and we’re sure that the preview will get guests enthused about attending the festival or planning their next Scottish adventure.”

Author: Darren Porter
Image: Caledonian Sleeper