Lodge visitor centre gets new catering team

The 5-star Lodge Forest Visitor Centre by Aberfoyle is to get a new team for the café and shop from July.

Managed by Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) as the focal point for visits to the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, the Centre’s café and shop are being taken on by Adventure Forest Ltd., the team behind the Go Ape tree top adventure.

Will Huckerby, for the FES team at the Lodge, said;

“This is a really popular centre throughout the year. Hundreds of visitors arriving every week to enjoy the stunning forest and the amazing trails and as many people again come to experience the Go Ape high-wire trial through the tree tops.

“It’s a fantastic place to spend a day, and providing top-flight catering and retail facilities puts the icing on the cake.

“We’ve had an interim service in place for a while – and the team providing that have done a fantastic job. I’d like to thank them for being able to step in and help us out.

“Adventure Forest Ltd. will be taking on the café and shop full time from July. It’s great to be strengthening our business partnership with them and we’re looking forward to working with them from July and building on the high-quality experiences that are already on offer.”

Visitors should experience very little disruption during the hand-over and none of the outdoor activities will be affected.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of the Forestry Commission and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  3. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus bidh e a’ toirt seachad comhairle air poileasaidhean coilltearachd agus air riaghladh. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta as leth Ministearan na h-Alba.
  4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.