Moira Henderson

Partner at M C Henderson

Moira Henderson smiles at the camera

Our business Firm of M C Henderson started 31 years ago, David & Moira are a husband and wife partnership. The business was originally set up for the family farm which was mostly sheep and crops but later became an egg production business. The farm diversified into holidays through static caravans originally but broadened to include the original concept for The Rings in 2005. The Rings was completed in April 2016.

We have a background in Agriculture, David was a college lecturer and Moira has been a Registered General Nurse, then a Poultry farmer and egg retailer. Through many personal family life experiences (explained in detail in her book) they became acutely aware that there was a desperate need for inclusive holiday accommodation which could meet the needs of larger groups or families, which include those who need full body hoisting.

They were unaware that the term “Accessible Tourism” fit with their thought processes until Moira met Chris McCoy from Visit Scotland. The original idea was very limited in comparison to the final result, but it seemed that everywhere they went there was someone else with a need and a story; so each encounter impacted the idea and it grew into what is now “The Rings”.

Moira & David provide bespoke designed innovative self-catering accommodation to facilitate holidays for all- inclusive of those with access needs but you don’t have to be in a wheelchair to come and enjoy The Rings.
Moira goes and speaks at various conferences and events to publicise Rural Accessible Tourism and encourage others to provide whatever they can within their own businesses.

Thereby educating the business community about the need for and the practicalities of Accessible Tourism, which is a commercially viable business case.