The Fascination of Mystery

Scotland has a proliferation of ancient sites that inspire wonder and curiosity. Many are well documented attractions today, with information boards and entrance fees, selling their guides, souvenirs and coffee. But I’m drawn to …….

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Celtic Christian Retreat

The early Celtic Christian period was a golden age, full of adventurers who abandoned themselves wholly in pursuit of the divine, crossing seas to unknown destinations in leather hide boats known as …………

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New for 2019

New for the 2019 season will be small group, hiking experiences based for a week in one centre. The advantage is light day backpacks (as opposed to having to carry all your needs for a week), kitchen and drying room facilities, and low cost accommodation in a good standard bunkhouse. The minibus will collect from and return you to Edinburgh and of course drive the group out ……………….

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Roaming Scotland's Top Single-Day Outing

Fife’s quaint fishing ports of Elie, St Monan’s and Pittenweem has been the most popular single day outing over the summer. And for good reason: it makes for a very enjoyable day trip, not that far out from Edinburgh, combining ………………

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Highlights from 5 days based in Torridon

Travel days to a distant destination can be tedious, unless interspersed with lots of walks. Exploring every nook and cranny of Dunkeld charmed with its white-washed houses and cathedral ruins beside the huge larches and the tranquil flow of the broad River Tay. After lunch, we hiked some pathless terrain in ………

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Inchcolm Boat Trip, Nr Edinburgh

Inchcolm is reputedly by far the most beautiful island in the Firth of Forth, just north of Edinburgh. It's main attraction is the very well preserved abbey dating from the 12th century. Occupation of the island goes back further with remnants of what seems to be an early Christian community and a Viking ………………

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Just East of the Capital

Preston Mill (pictured above) was an unexpected find in East Lothian, the county just to the east of Edinburgh. From sandy beaches and coastal woodlands, bird reserves and some quaint small towns and villages, this is definitely an area worth ……………..

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Wild Camping for the First Time

A 3-day hill expedition, provided Pablo and Lara with their first wild camping experience in the splendour of the Scottish Highlands in the midst of a rare 6 week long heatwave. "It's so green!" was an often-repeated remark looking on the new year’s growth of bracken climbing the hillsides. Although the  …………….

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An inspirational journey

Upon the hills above the River Tweed, Cuthbert had a vision of the passing of a great pioneer:  the spirit of Aidan being taken as a globe of light up into the night sky. This defining moment set his own life's course on a new trajectory, taking one from humble surroundings to fashion him into ………….

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Join us on our Torridon

Join a 5 day Scottish excursion to the dramatic Torridon, Loch Alsh & Skye region based in a beautiful sea lochside B&B in stunning Scotland. Basing ourselves in one accommodation slows the pace and enables getting to know one region better. You will encounter …….

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Journeying to the rugged North-West

A journey past steep-sided mountains, through wooded glens and along rugged coasts pounded by the Atlantic, brings together what is characteristic of the wild and rugged North-West of Scotland. A lovely time of year to be making this trip before the major influx of visitors and as spring is beginning to ……..

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Qualified ....!

I've been silent a long while. I had to validate a lifelong experience in the hills into a recognised and internationally approved qualification, without which Roaming Scotland would not be able to operate. So during this first quarter I've successfully completed a ……

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Beginnings

‘Roaming Scotland' was born out of doing adventure tours for volunteers of 'Latin Link', a charity I've been coordinating in Scotland from which I'll be stepping down at the close of 2017. The week-long adventures were

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