Media release: Scots entrepreneur, Morris Leslie, launches luxury lodges venture

Morris Leslie

WITH ‘staycations’ continuing to dominate the UK holiday landscape, Perthshire entrepreneur, Morris Leslie, owner of the highly-successful national plant hire and sales company and one of the leading Scottish vehicle auction businesses – which both bear his name – is set to enter the luxury lodge sector with the launch of Morris Leslie Villages.

With sales in the £multi-million holiday home sector reaching record levels across the UK, Morris Leslie Villages will offer discerning buyers seeking holiday homes in idyllic settings, the opportunity to purchase a luxurious lodge in the heart of rural Scotland. Morris Leslie Villages is set to position itself at the top end of the market with its high-end prestigious lodge properties available exclusively for purchase.

Morris Leslie, whose successful business career spans five decades, notes: “As a family-owned and operated company, we continue to grow and evolve as we never rest on our laurels.

“This concept was already in planning pre-Covid as we had noted the ever-increasing popularity of staycations which has resulted in millions of Brits now opting to holiday in the UK rather than overseas. We coupled that with the undeniable majesty of the Scottish countryside which is enjoyed by so many tourists every year and Morris Leslie Villages was developed from there.”

He adds: “The pandemic has undoubtedly heightened demand from ‘staycationers’ seeking to own an UK-based holiday home, enabling them to maximise their leisure time and as a result, sales of static homes and lodge properties are soaring.

“We anticipate interest in Morris Leslie Villages will come not only from Scottish-based buyers but also from those living in other parts of the UK and overseas who have come to love and appreciate the beauty of rural Scotland but are selective and have high expectations for the property in which they and their family stay.”

Having invested an undisclosed sum in the venture, several sites across the country have already been earmarked to become locations for upcoming Morris Leslie Villages developments. Details of the first development will be announced in the coming weeks, whilst plans are at an advanced stage for the company’s second and third sites.


In a career spanning six decades, Morris Leslie started up in business in 1974, buying and selling used plant machinery. His business expanded into the plant hire sector six years later and from there established a nationwide plant hire network. Today, the business operates internationally across a number of sectors, including plant hire, plant sales and auctions. The company’s divisions now operate from 15 different locations across the UK.

The business is family-owned and operated, and, in 2007, Morris’s son, Gregor Leslie, joined to launch Morris Leslie Vehicle Auctions which today sells over 11,000 cars, vans and classic vehicles, annually.


For further media info, please contact Mary-Jo Devlin, PR Consultant to Morris Leslie Villages

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