Cruise Loch Ness

17 August 2017

Big hearted Loch Ness cruise company donate £1000 for local children

A Loch Ness side nursery is set to benefit from some brand new playground equipment after an award winning Highland cruise firm agreed to foot the bill.

Cruise Loch Ness, which is based in Fort Augustus, has donated £1,000 to Kilchuimen Nursery in the village.

The money will be used to purchase new playground equipment for the youngsters who will also help to select what they would like to feature in the playground at the start of the new term later this month.

Cruise Loch Ness has seen a recent rise in customers following the popularity of ITV’s recent crime thriller mystery drama, The Loch.

The series was largely filmed in Fort Augustus and included shots of Cruise Loch Ness vessels in the opening scenes as well as the Cruise Loch Ness popular retro coffee van, which was converted into a gift shop for one episode.

Debi Mackenzie, Cruise Loch Ness Director, said she was delighted the donation from the company would be well used by the nursery pupils in the village.

She added: “We are always keen to support the local community and when we heard that the nursery was in need of new play equipment we were delighted to be able to help.

“The nursery is a well used facility in the village and I know how much the youngsters enjoy attending. The staff also work extremely hard. I’m sure the new equipment will be a big hit with the children.”

Earlier this year MD of Cruise Loch Ness, Ronald Mackenzie was named Business Man of the Year at the inaugural Scottish SME awards.

Cruise Loch Ness has also recently invested in a £1.2 million pound catamaran, which is currently being commissioned and will be ready to set sail on Loch Ness later this year.

Cruise Loch Ness, which was established in 1968, currently has two passenger vessels as well as three RIBs and the company has carried around two million passengers so far. It offers a range of boat rides, from leisurely to exhilarating. The staff at Cruise Loch Ness have exceptional knowledge of Loch Ness, its history and wildlife.

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