Rampant Scotland Directory!

Tours and Guides

If you are planning a trip to Scotland you may wish to use your local travel agent or organise it for yourself. However, the companies in this page offer specialist guided tours which may well meet your requirements.

While one of the companies listed below may well suit your needs, Rampant Scotland has teamed up with Go Scotland to provide quick access to a one stop shop for a very wide range of tours in Scotland. Go Scotland offers tours from a number of recommended tour guide companies in Scotland with sightseeing tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

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Use the Go Scotland Tour Search to find a tour departing on your desired time frame. If you can't find what your looking for contact them and they'll find it for you. Go Scotland Tours also arranges private driver guided tours and customised itineraries with tailor-made bespoke Scotland tours.



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Activity Holidays at Rua Reidh Lighthouse has a variety of all-inclusive walking programmes to suit all ages and abilities. Rua Reidh has offered walking holidays in the Highlands for over ten years and they have become walking experts in this area with guides having local knowledge often not found in the guide books!

Afternoon Tea Tours offer you a private, guided tour of Scotland for up to six people with your personal driver and guide. The tours are ideal for the single traveller or for a couple or small group wishing a personal, guided tour of Edinburgh or Scotland for a day or longer. There are a variety of day tours which are always relaxed, friendly and fun. Tours include the chocolate lover's guided tour, romance of the borders, the kingdom of fife, highland Perthshire, scottish castles and gardens, whisky and distillery guided tour.

Aigas Field Centre is Scotland's longest running nature centre providing ready-made and tailor-made holidays for all. Their programmes include bird watching, history & archaeology, wild animals, castles & gardens and many others. Facilities include badger & pine marten hide, beaver hide, bird hide, and beautiful freshwater loch. Aigas - sharing the wonders of the wild Highlands for over 30 years.

Alba Guide is Jennifer Cowling, a qualified Blue Badge Scottish Tourist Guide covering all aspects and areas of Scotland, but with special focus on family history research, wildlife and the natural landscape, archaeology and local/social history, photography and Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Services can cover any duration to meet your special requirements and interests.

Applecross Mountain & Sea Guides organises all year round adventure activity in this remote part of north-west Scotland, including sea kayaking trips, all aimed at beginner level, and hillwalking and mountaineering. In the winter their attention turns firmly towards winter mountaineering.

About Argyll Guided Walking Holidays specialises in guided walking/hiking holidays in the south-west Highlands and Islands for people who like to explore beautiful countryside and discover the secrets of its history and wildlife on the way. Small groups (8 maximum).

Barrhead Travel is a Scottish-based travel agent who can arrange your holiday through the web, phone, teletext or in person. Plus scheduled or charter flights and FlightsDirect.com for constantly updated cheap flight deals.

Bespoke Highland Tours , established for more than 10 years, specialises in self-led individual tours with a strong emphasis on a personalised service for those who wish to discover the delights of the Western Highlands and Islands of Scotland on a cycle or on foot.

Best Scottish Tours act as marketing agents for selected tour operators in Scotland who provide personalized small group tours of Scotland. They visit sites not normally seen by the regular tourist and each Hotel is chosen to minimize the number of times you have to pack and unpack. Each small group travel party is limited to an absolute maximum of 18 people, the most common group size being between 8 and 12 people. They offer 7 Day, and 10 Day tours as well as Scottish Cruises.

Black Kilt Tours specialises in gay travel tours of Scotland so that you, your partner and perhaps some friends can explore the scenery, diverse cultures, and the speciality foods that Scotland has to offer, including the gay nighlife of Glasgow or Edinburgh, all with the benefit of your own discreet driver/guide and a flexible timetable.

Jean Blair is a registered Blue Badge Guide and Member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association with many years' experience in the tourist and hospitality industry. She accompanies groups, large or small around Scotland, arranged to suit you, half day or full day or extended, to coincide with ancestral searches, to visit ancestral villages and towns or just to enjoy the wonderful scenery.

Breathing Spaces is a small, privately owned company offering specialist holidays in Caithness and Sutherland in the North of Scotland. Tuition is offered in Painting in Watercolours, Creative Writing and a Bird and Botany Week and "informed holidays" cover the archaeological, geological and social history of the Northern Highlands or Orkney.

Butler's Chauffeur Drive is Edinburgh based and offers a range of sightseeing tours accompanied by Blue Badge Scottish Guides. Tours include half-day and full-day around Edinburgh or trips to the Borders, Stirling & Loch Lomond, St Andrews, Braemar - or your own specific destinations.

Caledonia Hilltreks is a small business giving personal attention in the fields of Hill-Walking, Backpacking, Long Distance Walks, Camping, Wilderness Walks and Munro Bagging. Trips are available all year round, for groups or individuals, with set programmes - you suggest when you want to go and the area you want to visit.

Caledonian Classic car hire offers a range of classic and sports cars that can be hired on a daily, weekly or weekend basis, with a personalized tour and itinerary plan to suit your individual needs and interests. Discover the diversity of Scotland's scenery in a classic cars and drive on the open roads of a country where the phrase 'motoring pleasure' is certainly no exaggeration.

Caley Cruisers Boating Holidays operate fully equipped cruisers in 13 different classes, including their flagship Balmoral Class - a 38 ft luxury 4-6 berth cruiser. Travel along the Great Glen to places such as Inverness, Drumnadrochit on Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, Invergarry on Loch Oich, Laggan & Loch Lochy, Fort William.

Kathleen Cameron is a Scottish tour guide who arranges walking tours in cities, towns or countryside, island hopping and ferry planning, boat trips and train excursions and interpreting or translating English/Spanish.

Castles and Luxury Vacations can be arranged by Loyd & Townsend-Rose who offer impartial advice on destinations, properties and the services available. You can live like a laird for a week or stay at one of a selection of really superior homes available on a self catering basis. There is also a limited selection of really comfortable hotels, luxury cruises or train travel. The company can also arrange bespoke cultural and golfing tours which can suit your own preferences or specialist needs.

Celtic Dream Tours has personally escorted tours (maximum 16 people) to Edinburgh, the Borders and west coast where you can "hear a storyteller share with you the history of Scotland."

Celtic Trails organises rambles from Edinburgh which can be incorporated into a day's outing to suit the participants to such places as Culross, Traprain Law, Melrose, Rosslyn Chapel and Cairnpapple.

Chauffeur Drive Scotland covers Scotland or the North of England providing a personal chauffeur/guide for touring, shopping, corporate/sports events or for transfers from the airport, all in the comfort and luxury of a modern Mercedes Benz.

Clans and Castles for tailor-made scottish holidays featuring Scotland's castles culture and clan lands. See where your ancestors lived and where possible sleep in a clan castle or historic building. Walk through the clan chiefs' castles - some lovingly restored, some in ruined grandeur on islands or cliff edges; some still family homes, some deserted for six hundred years.

Clarkson of Glasgow has a fleet of 400 cars across Scotland and provides not only car rental but chauffeur driven cars, airport transfers and specialises in organising for golf groups.

Claymore Travel believe that a small group with a knowledgeable guide is the best way to experience Scotland. Collection for tours can be made in Stirling, Edinburgh or Glasgow. 1,2,3 day tours or longer. Tours include Loch Lomond & Trossachs, Inveraray & The West Highlands, Highland Glens and Historic Stirling.

C-N-Do Scotland offers a selection of guided walking holidays and mountaineering activities throughout Scotland both in summer and winter - from single day trips to two-week packages for all ages and levels of ability.

Contours Walking and Hiking Holidays have a range of walking holidays (hiking vacations) exploring little known as well as popular areas of superb scenery, history and a wide variety of wildlife. There is an interactive map to find where you want to go and residential and 'challenge' holidays are also available.

Discover Loch Ness guided tours offer a number of different tours depending on the time of year. They include entry to the historic ruin of Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness Cruise or Loch Ness Boat Trip, entry to the new Loch Ness 2000 exhibition and an excursion into the hills etc. In 2003 the tour was upgraded by the Scottish Tourist Board (Visit Scotland) from 4 stars to 5 stars representing "World Class".

Discover the Taste has got together with some of the finest producers, shops, chefs and restaurants to provide a series of exciting gourmet events in Edinburgh and beyond, including walking tours, tasting sessions, cookery demonstrations, cookery courses and much, much more.

Discreet Scotland provides travel in a luxury 4x4 Range Rovers with your own kilted chauffeur. It is a small family-run business based in Edinburgh offering luxury tours of Scotland. There are no time restrictions on the tours, so you decide how long or little you wish to stay at each location. These private tours are designed to maximize your experience of Scotland in whatever time you have available.

Dive and Sea the Hebrides organises wreck and scenic diving in the unspoilt waters off Scotland's beautiful Isle of Skye for dive clubs, instructor expeditions, small groups and individuals. Diving includes wrecks, reef and night dives, often in the presence of seals, porpoises dolphins and whales. Complete package of accommodation, boat charter, air, moorings, jetty, pub is all provided.

Morag Dunbar is a Scottish Blue Badge Tour Guide with a degree in Scottish History and a wide variety of knowledge about Scotland. She can act as your guide during your stay either driving you personally in her own vehicle or in a people-carrier or accompanying you on your own coach with driver. Tours and day trips can be tailor-made to suit your requirements.

Edinburgh Artbreaks provide art and painting vacations with tuition by skilled artist/tutors. Choose from many painting subjects and styles, art gallery visits. En-suite hotel accommodation, inspiring studios - all year round!

Edinburgh City Breaks is a guide to hotels, breaks and events in Scotland's capital city with guidance on hotels, bars, food and shopping.

Edinburgh Stag Do and Hen Party Weekends organised by Bespoke Weekends creates a memorable stag do or hen party in Edinburgh, using their local expertise and great contacts to help you experience outstanding heritage, vibrant nightlife and Scottish hospitality. You’ll enjoy a stay to remember without the hassle and a time consuming and stressful task.

Edinburgh Witchery Tours provide ghostly evening walks by "Cadies & Witchery Tours" which have been an attraction in Edinburgh since 1984 - making them (in)famous throughout this world... and beyond!

Ewen's of Ullapool has taxi, mini-bus, coach hire services throughout the North and West Highlands and tours to Achiltibuie and the Summer Isles, Inverewe Gardens, Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls of Measach, Glen Affric and Loch Ness. Back-packers, Film Location Hire and other special interest parties a speciality.

Experience Ecosse is a Scottish adventure / outdoor experience company which can provide access to such experiences as white water rafting, driving a Ferrari, flying a light plane, high speed boats and sports such as abseiling, clay pigeon shooting - and knife throwing.

Experience Scotland Travel, based in Penicuik, near Edinburgh, provides corporate and incentive travel, event management and operates tours around Scotland.

Family Vacations in Scotland specialise in providing family holidays in Edinburgh (and Cork in Ireland). They arrange for family groups suitable accommodation, child-care and babysitting services, activities organized for the age of your children, special trips for all the family in and around the city.

Farrell Chauffeur Drive is a chauffeur drive business in the Edinburgh area, offering Chauffeur Drive, Bespoke Chauffeur Tours of Edinburgh & Scotland, Airport and Rail Transfers and Corporate Roadshow services. Their Chauffeur Tour service makes use of only experienced guides and a separate chauffeur to ensure that the client gets the very best experience. Also Scotland wide tours with Blue Badge STGA guide can be provided if required.

Five Senses Orkney Tours explore the natural environment of these northern isles using all five senses. Learn outdoor skills such as fire by friction and spark, stone tool working, navigation, and independence outdoors. There is a qualified guide for tours by car or on foot to selected sites.

Fraser Connection is a Scottish company with a number of relaxing conducted tours for small groups which take in the Highlands, the Isle of Skye, Royal Deeside and a visit to Balmoral Castle or the Backroads Scotland to the Black Isle and the North East of Scotland. Then there's a tour to places associated with Robert Burns, Columba, William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, Prince Charlie, Walter Scott and many more.

Robert Fraser Travel is a family run company specialising in providing first class drivers and transport for the independent traveller. Special interest tours include subjects such as golfing, fishing, heritage, gardens, film locations - and ghosts.

Freedom Scotland Holidays is a knowledge based company, whose members have travelled extensively throughout Scotland to ensure that visitors to Scotland are given the opportunity to experience at first hand some of the rarely visited areas and meet the people, enjoy the food, drink and culture of the country.

Galloway Cycling Holidays is based in the market town of Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway and specialise in providing self-led and guided cycling tours. You can select a route to suit your requirements, decide on the distance you wish to cycle, terrain characteristics and whether to be accommodated in one location or have a multi accommodation bicycle tours and/or guided bicycle tours.

G & C Touring with Gordon and Christa, anywhere and anytime depending on your interests, in a modern and comfortable VW Transporter people carrier which can take up to 6 guests. Christa has worked as a guide in various countries before settling in Scotland. Born in Germany, raised in Switzerland, Christa guides in German, Swiss-German, French and English. Their well designed Web site is in English, French and German.

Gateside Field Sports provides a sporting activity break and fully accompanied tours to suit your requirements for a single day, a short break, or a full holiday. Not confined to just fishing and shooting (although these are their specialties) they can arrange golf, walking, pony trekking, archery or any activity you may wish to try.

Glasgow Literary Tours provides Glasgow's literary history, illuminated by professional actors in a fun and fascinating journey through the city's famous and forgotten novelists, contemporary and controversial writers including Scott, Burns, McGonagall, Alasdair Gray, Edwin Morgan, William McIlvanney and many more, inspired by the unique vibrant atmosphere for which the city is renowned.

Glasgow Sightseeing Tours are a familiar sight in Scotland's largest city with their bright red open-top sightseeing buses. You can hop on and off the buses to take a look at the locations along the way. These include George Square (the terminus), Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Green, St Enoch Shopping Centre, Pride o' the Clyde Cruises, the Tall Ship moored on the river Clyde, Glasgow University and the Royal Concert Hall.

Glen Osprey have itineraries tailor-made to suit the client including golf, fishing, castle accommodation, sailing, field sports, falconry - or flying with Lothian Helicopters.

Glengarry Mini Tours , based in the village of Invergarry in the Highlands, offering a personalised touring, taxi and guiding service throughout Scotland using a luxury 8 seat taxi bus, driven by an experienced guide.

Global Travel Edinburgh are a number of independent travel agents from all over the UK who have joined together. They have a custom- built computer system at their head office to search a huge database of vacations and flights from many different operators in a matter of seconds.

Go-Go Scotland provide a wide selection of Scottish tours or personalised regional tours designed to suit your requirements in the comfort and safety of a luxury 8 passenger air-conditioned mini-bus. The accomplished friendly guide has extensive experience in conducting Scottish tours with international visitors, and is a member of Visit Scotland. They can offer tours around Glasgow, Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, Highlands & Islands and bespoke tours covering golf, fishing, whisky, sailing or any private tour tailored to suit your requirements and budget.

Go Scotland Tours arrange personal customized tours through-out Scotland. You can tailor-make your own tours or choose from a selection of tour offers. Various tours start from Edinburgh and also Glasgow to famous places such as Loch Ness, Oban, Glencoe, Eilean Donan Castle, the Isle of Skye and more...

Gray Line Tours is one of the largest sightseeing companies in the world, offering tours in more than 200 destinations. Gray Line (Scotland) Limited part of the Gray Line family, operating sightseeing tours out of Edinburgh, collecting Hotel and Guest House guests from their accommodations to sightsee on coach tours throughout Scotland.

Hans Walter Arends is a Blue Badge German Guide and Tour director who specialises in tours to Scotland. Understandably, the site is in German.

Heart of Scotland Tours has recently been awarded 'Four Star Tour' status. Scottish owned and guided with friendly and knowledgeable driver/guides, the company specialises in small tour groups - with a maximum of 14 people on the 'Wee Red Bus'.

Heritage Events has themed and period entertainment, living history, drama and ghost walks to provide plenty of variety!

Highland Ascents specialise in providing activity holidays with a difference - almost all their sea kayaking and hillwalking multi-day holidays include wild camping. This allows them to show you places which hardly ever get visited by humans. For those who like to play in deep Scottish snow they also have some winter skills courses where you can learn how to walkabout on winter hills and how to dig holes in snow at any condition. However, they don’t exclude people who like their luxury or a warm bed, and also offer some hillwalking trips from a cosy Bed and Breakfast near the magnificent Scottish hills.

Highland Free Spirits specialise in exclusive cruises on a luxurious modern motor cruiser on Loch Ness. They can accommodate small groups of up to six guests exploring the stunning beauty of Loch Ness. They have an in depth knowledge of Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal which they can share with you to help you plan your time. Or you may prefer to leave the planning entirely to them - though once out on the Loch you can change your mind and detour to look more closely at anything that catches your eye.

Highland Journeys is based in Beauly, Inverness-shire and arranges guided tours into the Highlands and Islands or Far North Scotland to ancient castles and places of myth and legend.

Highland Tours is run by an experienced tour guide who can organise a variety of private day trips and taxi tours throughout the Scottish Highlands. If you are visiting Inverness and the surrounding area there is a selection of day trips and tours which include historical sites, magical scenery, castles, whisky trails and of course Highland banter! If you wish to visit somewhere not listed, just advise your requirements and it can be arranged. Shore excursion tours for the visiting cruise liners at the port of Invergordon can also be arranged. Airport transfer services to and from Inverness airport can also be arranged.

Hillways is a small, quality walking and trekking company aimed at providing clients with mountain days to savour. They combine imaginative itineraries with detailed narratives on the flora, fauna, geology and history of upland areas in the UK, Europe and further afield. An annual timetable of activities is offered, from classic UK hillwalking to winter skills courses in Scotland and abroad. Bespoke packages can be arranged to suit clients’ requirements.

Island Fling Motorcycle Tours organises week long motorcycle tours of some of the more remote locations of the Western Isles and the Hebrides, visiting at least ten Islands. Travel is on well surfaced, mainly traffic free roads and via ferries. Accommodation is in small, friendly and in the main, family run hotels along the way. The site has a large photo gallery of bikes on tour - covering both scenery and bikes!

Kilbrannan Guides is run by Ed Deeley, an STGA (Scottish Tour Guide Association) blue badge tour guide, qualified to guide in both English and French. Kilbrannan Guides offers a range of tours designed to fit your budget, interests and the time you have to spend in Scotland. Ed specialises in tours in English and French ranging from walking tours of Edinburgh's Royal Mile and New Town and other cities such as Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee to extended tours throughout Scotland.

Links Golf St Andrews has seventeen years of experience in providing golf tours of the finest courses throughout the UK. If you choose to visit Scotland, you can decide to play courses in all parts of the country, including the Old Course in St Andrews, Turnberry, Carnoustie, Royal Dornoch, Gleneagles and Royal Troon - and many more. They can arrange accommodation and transport as well as course bookings to suit your individual requirements.

Lomond Tours are specifically designed to accommodate only small groups in west and central Scotland including the castles of Inveraray and Stirling and the historic mansion of Mount Stuart.

Luxury Limousines have an American stretch limousine (Ford Lincoln Town Car) for tours of Scotland or for hire for a wedding, special occasion, business entertainment. There is in-car TV and video or CD system and the car is equipped with mood lighting and bar facilities and deep pile carpets.

Macs Adventure is dedicated to bringing trekking holidays and walking day trips in Scotland. They offer a huge range of walking holidays on the West Highland Way, Great Glen Way and Rob Roy Way as well as short breaks and day trips to the Scottish Highlands. There are self guided walking holidays, guided walking holidays, guided weekend breaks and walking day trips.

McKinlay Kidd design self-drive holidays and short breaks throughout Scotland and its islands to suit your personal requirements. Special places to stay, boat trips, whale watching, even classic car hire.

McLean Scotland is based in Perth in Scotland and specialises in travel and vacations to Scotland with routes planned individually to meet your requirements. The site has lots of travel information and - of course - a link to the Clan MacLean Association.

Make Tracks organises self-guided walking holidays throughout Scotland including the Scottish Highlands and Borders, classic long distance hikes like the Southern Upland Way, the West Highland Way, St Cuthbert's Way, the Great Glen Way, or the Speyside Way plus The Trossachs, Tweedside Walk, Highland Lochs and Islands or the spectacular West Highland landscape of Morar, the remote Knoydart peninsula, and the romantic islands of Rum and Eigg.

Masterstroke Tours organises self-drive golf vacation packages to Scotland (and Ireland).

Mercat Tours of Edinburgh entertain with escorted walking tours around Edinburgh concentrating on such aspects as Ghosts and Ghouls and a Ghost Heritage Trail. The Royal Mile tour seems more geared to people with a nervous disposition!

Middle Marches Guided Walks are based in Hawick and provide guided walking holidays of 1 - 5 days in the beautiful Scottish Borders. Some previous walking experience is necessary but the area has hills rather than mountains and the guided walks are graded from short to long.

Mini Tours of Scotland provides private guided driver tour of Scotland with local Scottish tour guide, Craig McCall Flynn BA(Hons). Personal Scottish tours from a one-day tour of historic Edinburgh to a 30-day grand tour of Scotland. Personal Scottish tours for singles, couples, families or groups up to 8 people.

Moss Golf Tours plan everything for you - leaving you to enjoy your golfing holiday. We are a small company who understand the importance of high quality, personal service. Itineraries are carefully chosen to keep travel to a minimum and time on the course to the maximum. The courses are amongst the finest in Scotland and hotels are personally selected to ensure you will be looked after by hosts who take pride in excellent service.

Mountain Innovations provide a wide range of guided walking holidays and semi-independent activity-tours for those wanting to explore undiscovered areas of the Highlands. The site has a photo gallery of mountain scenes.

Mountain Wizard provides personalised fully guided Wilderness Tours using 4x4 vehicles, off the beaten track in the Isle of Skye, Diabeg in Wester Ross, Loch Ness area.

Munro Highland Tours is owned and operated by native Highlander George Munro who has spent his whole life living and working in the Highlands. He's now a qualified full-time tour guide and keen to pass on a lifetime of local knowledge. He offers a number of interesting alternative trips covering aspects such as scenery, castles, wildlife, gardens, whisky, art, Pictish stones and also more extended tours.

O'Hara Tours provides chauffeur airport services for Glasgow hotels, Edinburgh hotels and golf hotels as well as complete vacation packages including Golf breaks and guided tours to the Burns Country, Loch Lomond, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness.

Osprey Adventures specialises in the provision of adventurous activities in Scotland - and Worldwide. Based in Inverness, the company runs a programme of walking holidays, covering a variety of Highland areas, as well as 'Skills for the Hills' and First-Aid courses. They run a variety of Highland Walking packages, to suit all abilities, in several areas of the Highlands.

Photo Workshops in black and white landscape photography are run by John Morrison, based in the picturesque village of Fintry in Stirlingshire. Tuition is one to one but two people can be accommodated. The two day course includes darkroom fine printing, theory and practice and also location photography in the stunning area of the Trossachs - part of Scotland's first National Park.

Pike Fishing in Loch Ken is provided by Own Figgis who has been fishing the loch for over 20 years. Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland and is a prolific pike water with the emphasis on large catches of hard fighting middle weight fish. Owen provides a great day out in his boat - and if you don't catch any fish, there is no fee!

Robroyway a locally established business that provides a transportation service for the luggage of walkers of the Rob Roy Way (a moderate 5-7 day adventure across the Southern Highlands). They support daily Transfers from Drymen Square along the entire route of the Rob Roy Way or pick up your luggage anywhere along the route and drop it safely at your chosen destination.

Romancing the Highlands provides exclusive vacations for a limited number of guests who stay at the highest village in Scotland's Highlands, dine with a Scottish Laird in his ancestral Castle, and sing along with the locals at a Highland Ceilidh. Fishing, golfing, shooting, Highland games and whisky tasting too!

Roskva Walking Holidays offers small group walking holidays in the Scottish Highlands. Accommodation is located in and around the traditional Highland Spa village of Strathpeffer in Ross-shire. A six day holiday takes in coastline walking, hiking in the mountains, through glens and alongside Highland lochs.

Rowan Tree is a company based in the Highlands of Scotland which offers special interest holidays covering aspects of Highland heritage, environment and culture, led by experts in their subjects. Tour titles include "Castles, Clearance and Clans" and "Tracing your Highland Family Tree" and "Gardens of the Highlands".

Royal Scotsman is in fact a luxury train which takes travellers from Edinburgh to travel on the West Highland line to places such as Kyle of Lochalsh, stopping along the way to allow passengers to visit selected tourist attractions - and eat at some grand houses - along the way. A four night tour costs around £2,500.



Safe Journeys are based in the Perthshire market town of Aberfeldy and cater for ramblers rather than hill walkers. All their walks include an experienced leader who knows the area and its natural history.

Scapa Flow Diving Charters have a dive charter boat operating in Scapa Flow, Orkney with a full package including accommodation.

Scenic Routes offers luxury Highland Tours from their base in Inverness throughout the highlands and islands, on tours tailored to clients' requests - all in the luxury of air-conditioned Mercedes class cars. Every last detail is designed to fit around your own personal requirements. Carrying a maximum of 5 passengers, Scenic Routes offers you first class travel and impeccable service with the freedom to change your plans at the drop of a hat so that you can enjoy the beauty of the Highlands at your own pace. Special tours are available for those visitors who have limited time to spend in the area – for example, those arriving in Invergordon on one of the cruise liners.

Scotair Balloons based in Lesmahagow are Scotland's only professional hot air balloon operators and provide family and corporate ballooning in Scotland.

Scozia Travel is an Italian site which focuses on holidays in Scotland. The site is in Italian, of course, but there is a large photo gallery and a selection of e-cards as well as travel information.

Scotland Made Easy arrange a customised itinerary to suit your interests, budget and time available. The company book accommodation in 4 star B&Bs in Scottish homes and offer optional 'specials' such as a night in a castle, church, mansion or lighthouse.

"Take a walk on the wild side" with Scotland Outdoor Walking Holidays in Knoydart for wild camping, lodge holidays and whale and dolphin expeditions. Situated north of Mallaig and to the east of Skye, there are no roads in to or out of this wild peninsula (access is usually by boat).

Scotline Tours are based on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh and operate one-day luxury coach tours from the capital to the Scottish Highlands and other exciting and interesting scenic locations throughout Scotland.

Scotsell are specialists in arranging vacations on the Scottish Islands and can also arrange tours around Scotland by car or in country cottages.

Scots Tours is a tour company that arranges tours to Scotland to meet your requirements - rather than the travel company. Submit your specification on-line and they will give you a quote.

Scottish American Travel Alliance has strong experience of travel on both sides of the Atlantic. The Alliance is between Clearwater, Florida and Stirling in the heart of Scotland, working in a partnership to forge cultural and commercial links between Scotland and America. They will organise your vacation in Scotland to your requirements and can also organise tours from Scotland to America, where you will be based in the Clearwater and Dunedin area of Florida.

Scottish Ancestral Trail is a family business that focuses on family history and genealogy tours in Scotland. Your itinerary, chauffeur driven travel and accommodation, are all arranged so you can more easily visit the towns, villages, old churches, graveyards and possibly even the houses where your ancestors lived.

Scottish Clans and Castles focuses on providing tailored holidays featuring Scotland's castles, culture and clan lands. If you want to see where your ancestors lived, stay in a Scottish castle and live like a laird, need a driver guide then Scottish Clans and Castles can arrange it for you!

Scottish Destination Management Association is an organisation representing Scottish Destination Management/Receptive Service companies and Tour Operators. There is a list of members (15 when last visited) who can provide customised vacation planning.

Scottish Highland Self Tours helps you plan that special trip to Scotland, particularly the Highlands and Islands, with expert advice from someone who has travelled the area for many years. Advice about route-planning, driving time, areas of outstanding beauty, remote Highland castles and gardens, lovely and little known Highland villages, plus ideas for accommodation.

ScottishPanoramics provides guided photographic tours of Scotland in comfortable People Carriers and staying in Castles and converted Farmhouses, in the company of photographer Donald Buchanan. He will endeavor to help you capture that unforgettable picture of Scotland and you will have the opportunity to use the three different types of panoramic camera that are used to capture the photographs shown on the site.

Scottish Reunions specialise in small group tours, aiming for discovery and understanding. You will see behind the tourist façade visiting with “locals” and visit sites not normally seen by the regular tourist. Various types of tour are available. So, for example, you can spend time in a country farm house set in a Deer Park and then move on to a Highland Country Inn. Whatever your choice, Scottish Reunions can arrange it. To help you choose where to go, the associated Scottish Gatherings site has extensive descriptions of locations, culture and history.

Scottish Tour Guide - Kathy Cameron is a professional Scottish Tour Guide who aims to help you make the most of your Scottish vacation, to arrange your itinerary and to accompany you. Organises groups of any size, from independent travellers utilising comfortable modern vehicles, to larger coach parties for both English and Spanish-speaking visitors.

Scottish Tourist Guides Association will find the guide to meet your requirements for tours throughout Scotland, tour management, special interest and study tours in cities, towns and the countryside. They will also provide hospitality desk and conference services plus interpreting and translating in 17 languages.

Scottish Tours are personally conducted by William Bishop who is your guide and driver on tours which major on flexibility and meeting your requirements.

Scottish Tours organises programmes of tours from Edinburgh to many destinations around Scotland including Glen Coe, Loch Ness, Fort William, Urquhart Castle, Inverness.

Scot Tracks offers personalised tours with professional "Blue-Badge" Driver-Guides who will take you to the hidden gems of Scotland and secret out-of-the-way places - and introduce you to the culinary delights of Scotland.

Scot-Trek helps you to enjoy walking in some of the most beautiful areas of Scotland. Choose the ideal walk for you from a programme of day walks, weekend treks, walking holidays, charity walks and outdoor courses. Historic walks such as Robert the Bruce, Braveheart, Rob Roy MacGregor, 1745 are a speciality as the organiser is a local historian/librarian by profession.

Sea Canoe Touring provides kayak vacations in the sea lochs of Torridon, Kishorn & Lochcarron, together with the Inner Sound of Raasay. You can either be based in Applecross in a private holiday home or have a challenging traverse of the highlands through the lochs of the Great Glen via Loch Lochy, Loch Oich & Loch Ness.

Serenity Scotland offer private tours for up to seven people from any pick-up point in the UK, including Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. They can provide ‘one way' tours, and also free day and multi-day stop-offs at destinations en-route. Examples of private tours range from the classic ‘first trip, must see' tour of Scotland, to more specific tours featuring Scottish and Celtic folklore, traditional Scots folk music and contemporary ecology.

Sithean (The Fairy Knoll) leads tours in remote and magical Perthshire, including the fairy mountain Schiehallion. Exploring the fascinating history of early Christian (Culdee) settlements, myth and folklore, vestige of the past ( Black Castle), standing stones, cairns, churches, forts, ruins - and Europe's oldest tree at Fortingall. And the tours are also available in Italian"

Skye and Lochalsh Tourist Guides is an association of professional, accredited guides with expert knowledge and experience of working in this area. They can design individual tours to suit your interests and preferences, plan itineraries, arrange coach or chauffeured tours or take you on nature and wildlife, historical and scenic walks. They also conduct tours in English, German, Spanish and Finnish.

Skye Walks are based at Duntulm Castle Hotel on the northern-most tip of the Trotternish peninsula and arrange guided walks in dramatic unspoiled scenery at a leisurely pace with time to observe the scenery, history and wildlife. There are themed walks covering Gaelic music, whisky, wildlife or heritage for individuals and groups. Self-guided walking tours are also available.

Splash White Water Rafting is based in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, and offers a range of river running and white water rafting experiences on the rivers Tay, Tummel and Orchy. Also available are river bugging, canyoning, abseiling and multi-activity days.

Stirling City Sightseeing Tours run open top bus tours round Stirling throughout the season and are a highly popular attraction in with their familiar bright red double-deck buses. The fully guided tour goes round all the main sights of Stirling, including Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, Bannockburn Heritage Centre, Bridge of Allan and Stirling University.

Stornoway Cabs provides guided tours from Stornoway, the main town on the Isle of Lewis, to tourist attractions on the island such as the Callanish Standing Stones, the nearby Iron Age Brock and the traditional Blackhouses, driving through the spectacular scenery of this part of Scotland. Tours can be tailor made to suit you - and if you want to go climbing, walking or fishing, Stornoway Cabs will drop you off and/or pick you up. And don't forget to book a taxi to or from the airport!

Stravaig - Walking and Trekking Holidays are based in Peebles but offer hill walking holidays from the Southern Uplands to the North West Highlands and the opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life and discover complete solitude among wild places.

Tales & Tours has arange of coach tours of the Highlands of Scotland ranging fromd 1/2 day to 5 day extended tours. Specialist areas are Inverness, Loch Ness, Dunrobbin Castle, Dornoch, Shin Falls, Inverewe Gardens, Ross & Cromarty and Sutherland. The tours concentrate not only on the history, geography and geology of the area but on the folklore and stories which are an inherant part of the rural heritage of the Scottish Highlands.

Talisman Mountaineering is based in the Cairngorm Mountains and run by a qualified climbing instructor, Talisman provide multi-activity Holidays in summer and winter involving walking, trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing, winter skills.

Tartan Tours based in Montrose, specialises in in cycling, golf and historic tours of Scotland.

Taste of Scotland arranges personalised, flexible guided tours of Scotland in a Rolls Royce. Choose a route in advance or make it up as you go along. Stop where you please and for as long as you want.

Tee Time Scotland has information on every Scottish golf course that this tour company knows about (over 470: let them know if they missed any). You can then plan and book tee times at all of them - or use the sites vacation planning facility. There are also over 200 hotels and B&Bs included for overnight accommodation.

Thistle Chauffeur Service has an air conditioed Mercedes-Benz fleet with reclining armchairs, refrigerated mini-bar, computer plug-in points, fax, e-mail, TV and video on board. There are ready-made or customised tours.

Thistle Golf Scotland provides golf tours and package golfing vacations around Scotland.

Timberbrush Tours are based by the Castle in Edinburgh and they run one, two and three-day tours of the Highlands, including Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle, the west Highlands, St Andrews and the Isle of Skye. They have a four-star grading from the Scottish Tourist Board and have a fleet of Mercedes mini-coaches (16 and 24 seats) for smaller, more personal tours off the beaten track.

TLC Limousines offer chauffeur-driven luxury stretch limousines for Edinburgh City Tours and weddings, promotions, parties, corporate and business meeting and any other special occasion.

Tours of Scotland has a selection of guided and self-drive tours around Scotland. There are coach tours with durations of 1 to 6 days and a range of self-drive itineraries in the Highlands and Islands where accommodation (and car if required) can be provided - and you do the rest.

Tour Scotland is based in Glasgow and specialises in Scottish airport transfer services to and from Glasgow, Prestwick and Edinburgh Airports and the principal cruise ports. They also provide a range of touring services with experienced and knowledgable Scottish chauffeur guides, providing luxury Scottish golf tours, whisky trail to some of the best distilleries in Scotland, Robert Burns Experience and castles and monuments. The web site has an online reservations system to book your airport transfer.

The Transcotland Holidays self-guided walking and cycling holidays site provides descriptions of the West Highland Way, and Perth to Loch Rannoch via Aberfeldy and Fortingall and Borders Trail plus Road to the Isles (Pitlochry to Arisaig) and Atholl Trail (Dunkeld to Blair Atholl) which are useful illustrated guides.

Travel-Lite makes walking the West Highland Way from Milngavie to Fort William a lot easier by providing a daily service which takes your rucksacks from Milngavie (or any of their depots along the way) and dropping them off at your next overnight stay.

True North events provides corporate events, conference services and guided tours

David Vivanco is a tour guide for international students of English as a Foreign Language to the Highlands, Loch Ness, Ayrshire and the Isle of Arran. He is also a singer, presenter and provides voice-over tapes, so students can be sure there will be lots of entertainment on the tours!

Walkabout Tours are audio-based walking tours based in the very heart of Glasgow and St. Andrews. They provide an unforgettable introduction to these great Scottish locations. There's also discounted entry to the Cathedral and Castle and 2 for 1 entry to the golf museum for anyone taking the tour. Walkabout Tours are being developed for other towns and cities in Scotland.

Walkabout Auld Ayr with Donald Kay who will take you back to the 1200’s and show you how the town developed from two streets into the beautiful Royal Burgh you see today. Hear about Ayr’s many distinguished residents and visitors - Sir William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, Oliver Cromwell and many more facts about Auld Ayr.

Walkscotland.com site has walk routes, expeditions, hills, Munros, news, gear tests and photos for all those who love walking and backpacking in Scotland.

Western Edge Charters are based in Berneray (North Uist) in the Outer Hebrides from May to September. They run wildlife cruises to St. Kilda and uninhabited Hebridean islands such as Taransay, Flannan Isles, Scarp, Monach Islands, Mingulay and Barra. The crusies are on board a 40 ft. sailing boat, built as a modern, fast cruising yacht, offering comfortable accommodation.

Wilderness Scotland is a leading adventure tour operator, offering a wide range of inspirational walking holidays, adventure tours and wilderness experiences throughout the Highlands. Enjoy a self-guided walking holiday, or guided walking, hiking and adventure tours, or a sailing holiday to the mystical island archipelago of St Kilda or a kayak round Hebridean islands.

Wild in Scotland Backpacker Tours aim to provide good value mini-bus tours of Scotland for young independent travellers. They have smaller buses, widest range of routes and more flexible itineraries than many other similar companies.

Wildlife Wildshots Photographic Holidays provide a photographic adventure in friendly, informal surroundings for beginners and experts alike. The base in Glenfeshie in the Scottish Highlands is the foundation for all of the trips.

Wild on Walking Scotland - WOW run daily tours from Inverness to the surrounding hills which are perfect for those wishing to sample a taste of the true Scottish wilderness. Their aim is to give you an experience you will never forget!

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