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Historic Scotland: Provision of catering services

29 July 2009
Historic Scotland: Provision of catering services

Historic Scotland Visitor and Functions Catering Service

Historic Scotland, an executive agency of the Scottish Government, is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced organisations who are interested in operating the visitor and functions catering services at the sites noted below.
Historic Scotland's catering strategy has the following aims:

  • To provide a world class catering experience and enhance the overall visit
  • To offer an innovative and exciting food and beverage experience to all of our day visitors and corporate and wedding clients using local seasonal produce
  • To increase sales per visitor by delivering great service
  • To achieve joint financial success with partners committed to quality and service standards

Historic Scotland wishes to develop a commercial partnership with a competent caterer to operate and develop its multi site catering service. Our aim is to offer a unique service at each while maintaining consistently high standards of product and service.

Edinburgh Castle Visitor and Functions Catering
Stirling Castle Visitor and Functions Catering
Urquhart Castle Visitor and Functions Catering
Fort George Visitor Catering
Caerlaverock Castle Visitor Catering
Aberdour Castle Visitor and Functions Catering
Castle Campbell Visitor Catering
Various Other Sites Occasional Functions Catering

The successful caterer will be required to provide substantial capital investment to assist in delivering the catering vision. Those expressing an interest must note that they will be required to provide the service at all of the sites noted above.

The formal advertisement of this opportunity will be released in August 2009 and you will be able to access the pre-qualification documents via the Historic Scotland website or through the Public Contracts Scotland portal at that time. The addresses of both these websites are provided below.


In the meantime if you have any questions in connection with the above please contact Ms Elizabeth Strain, Catering Contracts Manager, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SH, tel: 0131 668 8646, fax: 0131 668 8888, email elizabeth.strain@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.

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