Martin (and Sparkie the dog!) is a passionate hill walker and qualified ‘Mountain Leader’ guide,. Having climbed all 282 Munros, together with multiple coast to coast hikes, have revealed Scotland’s best kept secrets which now are presented in manageable excursions for people of varying abilities. He holds a current Mountain First Aid certificate and is fully insured.
Ancient hill forts, Celtic chapels and standing stones impress with their sense of mystery. Martin is willing to share, though wary not to bore, about Pictish warriors and Celtic saints who once peopled these ancient sites. He is a published author, and of relevance in this fusion of interests, is his title, ‘A Clearing of the Mists’. The book draws on the spiritual connection with the landscape and the past, and the lessons learned from hill-craft, which he applies to inspire meaning and wholeness in our lives.
Before Roaming Scotland, Martin and his wife, Alexandra, travelled extensively overseas and lived 14 years in the Middle East and in South East Asia. They have appreciated kind hosts on these travels and feel that they better understand what it takes to make your visit that much more memorable. Having run two guest house businesses in Scotland for 9 years, they very much want you to get the most out of your visit to Scotland, so be assured of a genuine and warm welcome.