LOCH LOMOND Cameron House, a baronial mansion set on the banks of one Scotland’s most famous natural attractions, allows meetings minded groups a taste of what it’s like to live like a “laird”.
Just a short drive from Glasgow, the 132-room highland resort features both indoor and outdoor venues for various activities, accommodating up to 400 people. At the beginning of the year, two conference spaces, seating 200 people each theatre style, were added to the range of facilties. These are enhanced by full-length windows that let in bountiful natural light and look out to the sprawling lawns.
Over 40 per cent of Cameron House’s revenue is generated by business events visitors, sales manager Shona Brierton informed Mix.
Once deliberations are done for the day, guests are spoiled for choice with four restaurants – including the Michelin awarded Wishart’s – and two bars, one of which has over 270 whiskies. Tasting sessions can be arranged with the Whisky Ambassador, whose job it is to of raise the appreciation for the malt.
Banquet set up
Bonding time doesn’t always have to take place indoors. A number of team-building programmes can be organised on some of the loch’s islands, while island hopping is made more fun on a super powered jet bike or speed boat, ending the day with a barbecue picnic. Another option is a Champagne cruise onboard the luxury vessel, Celtic Warrior, that easily welcomes up to 10 passengers for intimate meals on the water. Larger groups that may want more action, an evening sail with jazz and dancing poses no problem for Cameron House’s management.
Back at the mansion, a Sleuth Night or an invited storyteller can help pass the after-dinner hours. Other diversions include aerial excursions of the southern waters of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park on a sea plane and golf at the nearby 18-hole championship course.
Celtic Warrior out on a sunny day
A buyout of the resort has happened previously, but is not a frequent occurrence, said Brierton of the sales department. “We still have to serve the members of our golf, spa and marina, and we have a regular clientele into our restaurants.”
For more details, visit www.cameronhouse.co.uk
Margie T Logarta