Sustainable glamping company announce over £1.5m Scottish investment

The Laurie family outside a Port Nan Gael pod

SUSTAINABLE glamping company, Further Space, is making a significant investment in Scotland this year. The first step in this expansion is the opening of a breathtaking new site in the picturesque Isle of Mull, set to launch this spring.

The Port Nan Gael location will be Further Space’s eleventh site and its third in Scotland, with existing sites in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Scottish locations including Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Highlands. 

The investment made by Further Space in Scotland has already exceeded £500,000, and with plans to open sites in Skye, Oban, Darvel and Fordie, investment figures will surpass £1.5 million by the end of 2023.

Further Space has an overall 10-year plan in place that would see the innovative start-up welcome 2.6m guests per year across 650 locations within the UK, Europe and North America.

The new site, located on the shores of Loch Scridian and at the foot of Ben More offers guests the chance to reconnect with nature as they immerse in the beautiful scenery and wildlife on Mull.

The site is owned by a local family who are passionate about bringing people back to the island and rejuvenating the area. Husband and wife, Chermaine and Calum Laurie operate the glamping site which is owned by Chermaine’s dad who runs the inn next door.

Chermaine said, “There is no doubt that we are extremely passionate and proud of where we come from. Several family generations have operated this land and we are so excited to welcome visitors to experience the beauty of the island.

“Port Nan Gael is the ideal destination for going off grid, you can truly be at one with nature as you look out for otters, dolphins, buzzards and of course the famous highland cows are always grazing nearby.

“We are located along Loch Scridain which is a sheltered sea loch along the Atlantic Ocean meaning it’s perfect for swimming, paddle boarding and canoeing. We also welcome canine friends so these pods offer the ideal family escape, perfect for outdoor activities and relaxation.

“You are also a stone’s throw away from a cosy pub and a delicious restaurant if you don’t fancy barbecuing and roasting marshmallows every evening.”

Further Space Co-Founder, David Maxwell is pleased to announce the company’s further expansion in Scotland.

David said: “We are beyond excited to be working with Chermaine and Calum as we prepare to open our third location in Scotland. Mull is the ideal place for a Further Space site as it encourages people to switch off and enjoy the stunning scenery that the world offers us.

“We have a strong ethos that ensures we go beyond the ordinary which allows customers to stay somewhere exclusive, cosy and stylish with nature on their doorstep.

“We are committed to investing in Scotland and are passionate about increasing tourism in lesser-known areas to boost local communities that surround the pods. We have loved working with Chermaine and Calum thus far and look forward to a long-lasting partnership.” 

The stylish and super-comfortable pods at Port Nan Gael are cleverly designed to allow space for a sofa area in the day and murphy-style Queen size folding bed for the evening. They also include an ensuite shower room, a bunk room, a kitchenette and Wi-Fi.

With a vision to ‘make amazing open to everyone’, Further Space, which also aims to be net positive by 2030, is dedicated to working with landowners to offer sustainable luxury glamping experiences for explorers who love an adventure in unique spaces and unexpected places.

For more information and to book your stay at Port Nan Gael, visit

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