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Mythical Scotland, Mystical Journey   

The Highlands of Scotland conjure images of a mythical Celtic landscape imbued with an ethereal magical quality 

Rosslyn Chapel, the ancient capital of Dunfermline and the royal city of Edinburgh are shrouded in mystery and legends of former times

The dramatic Callanish Stone Circles await, located on the Isle of Lewis in the wondrously atmospheric isles of the Outer Hebrides

The Isles of Iona and Mull speak of spirituality within this magical landscape 

to whom do they call…

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The Call 

Do you have Scottish  ancestors who are drawing you? Or did William Wallace or Robert the Bruce reach out down the centuries to touch you? Maybe you've heard the call of Bonnie Scotland within your soul like the 'pipes' sounding down the glens... each of us is called for a different and personal reason.

Join us in exploring some of the stunningly beautiful Western Isles and remarkable and mysterious places in the Highlands and Central Lowlands of Scotland. We are offering this journey because some of the most powerful, dramatic and magical sacred sites in the British Isles are hidden away ‘North of the Border’.

Most of the western isles of Scotland are relatively small and off the beaten track yet their reputations around the world are impressive. Who has not heard of the Isle of Iona or Mull or maybe even the Callanish Stone Circles? Their stunning beauty and dramatic location certainly help, and so does another unseen mysterious quality – the power and energy in the land. 

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The Journey 

We begin our journey in the Glen Lyon Valley in the breathtaking natural scenery of the Central Highlands. You will visit sites from different periods in history that are empowered by earth energy currents and you'll get to see the Fortingall Yew, reputed to be the oldest living tree in Europe. We  will be based in Pitlochry for two nights as we explore this area.

Then we head towards the Royal capital city Edinburgh, stopping en route at the largest and most imprtant castle in Scotland, Stirling Castle. We'll then visit Dumfermline, the ancient Celtic capital of Scotland. Dunfermline Abbey was established almost a thousand years ago and became a centre of pilgrimage to St Margaret. Early kings and queens of Scotland were buried here, as was Robert the Bruce whose tomb we find located on an energy line. 

A highlight of the tour is always a special guided tour of the unique Knights Templar sanctuary of Rosslyn Chapel with its many secrets. In Edinburgh you'll have time to visit Edinburgh Castle and to experience a taste of royal Scottish city life.

Departing the cultured and historic sites of Edinburgh we travel to the wild west to the isles of the Outer Hebrides off the northwest coast of Scotland. They invite us to release our logical minds and immerse ourselves in the compelling natural beauty of the rugged and dazzling coastline of these stunning islands. As we spend four days traveling through the isles of Lewis, Harris, North and South Uist we will come to understand why the ancestors of these isles built their monuments here., While visiting the inspiring stone circles of Callanish and the understated eloquent stone cirlce of Pobull Fhinn, we'll see how they were honouring the rythms of the year and their deities and Gaia.

Our island-hopping also takes us to Mull and the renowned magical Isle of Iona with its active Abbey established by St Columba.The lovely sheltered harbour town of Oban, set in a dramatic location in the Firth of Lorn is our base for three nights as we explore these Inner Hebrides islands and some of the special places on the mainland in the Kilmartin Valley with the greatest concentration of sacred sites in the whole of Scotland. 

  

On route we visit stone circles, faery glens, chambered cairns, an abbey, a royal castle, early saints churches, lochs, glens, mountains, islands, beach and ocean!  Oh, and there's a warm Scottish welcome and maybe some live traditional folk music in local pubs on free evenings.


Tour price includes

  • Collection from & return to Glasgow airport
  • All land & ferry transportation
  • Flight from Edinburgh to Stornoway
  • 11 nights accommodation in quality hotels
  • All breakfasts, three lunches and five evening meals
  • All normal admission charges to sacred sites
  • All tour guide fees
  • Gratuities & taxes on accommodation & included meals
  • Third party liability insurance
  • All rooms have ensuite bathroom facilities and tour prices are based on sharing a twin/double room. 

A limited number of single rooms are available for which there will be a single supplement charge as specifed on the Prices & Booking page.

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Tour Leaders/Guides

Cameron Broughton

Glenn Broughton

    Mythical Scotland, Mystical Journey 

    Sept 23 - Oct 4, 2020


    Day 1 – Wed 23rd Sept

    Your guides, Cameron & Glenn Broughton, will meet you at Glasgow Airport and immediately your adventure begins as we travel through spectacular scenery to the Central Highlands. Our palatial hotel in Pitlochry in the Central Highlands is our base for two nights. 

    The rest of the day is free for you to explore Pitlochry; it has a good selection of shops and restaurants as well as two whisky distilleries (that offer guided tours & tastings!) and nearby Blair Castle. 

    We gather for an orientation to set the scene for the tour ahead and a welcome drink before dinner at our hotel (D)


    Day 2 – Thurs 24th Sept


    We are aware that we are in a place of power, mystery and magic, where several leylines cross and the oldest surviving goddess tradition in Scotland is still kept alive by the locals. Mt Shiehallion to the north is the protective guardian and source of power, a faerie-mountain and portal into the Otherworld. 

    Our first visit is to the sixteenth century St Mary's church at Grandtully, that has a wonderful ancient painted wooden ceiling and was built on a power centre originally used by the gnostic Culdee church. We then visit the energetic stone spiral of Croft Moraig, which is in reality a horseshoe of stones surrounded by a bank and a stone circle, a design that is reminiscent of Stonehenge in England. 

    Lunch at Fortingall Hotel included

    After lunch we'll visit the Fortingall Yew, believed to be the oldest tree in Europe at 5,000 years old. It is the entrance into the magical valley of Glen Lyon and provides us with a living connection to the ancient wisdom of this land, because this tree started its life when the stone circles were being built. 

    Heading west to the foothills of Mt. Schiehallion we'll walk up a hill track to the Praying Hands of Mary, a stunning 'natural standing stone' looking very much like it was placed there by our ancestors. It is well worth the clumb uphill to experience the serenity present and the spectacular views of Glen Lyon.   

    Free-choice dinner not included in tour price (B,L)


    Day 3 - Fri 25th Sept

    We start the day with another scenic drive to visit one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, Stirling Castle. This magnificent castle was home to most of the Scottish Royals until England and Scotland were united. Many Scottish monarchs were crowned at Stirling, including Mary Queen of Scots. We can't think of a better place to learn about Scottish history!

    Lunch at Stirling Castle

    After lunch we'll visit Dunfermline, the medieval capital of Scotland, where we find energy currents coursing through the Dunfermline Abbey. We will be happy to show you how to dowse for these energies with rods or pendulum. A leyline passes through here connecting it with many sacred sites further south in England including Winchester the medieval capital of England. Dunfermline Abbey is one of Scotland’s most important cultural sites housing the remains of many kings and queens of Scotland along with Robert the Bruce whose tomb lies close by the pulpit.  

    Our next port of call will be Edinburgh, the present day capital of Scotland, for a two night stay.

    Dinner at hotel (B,D)


    Day 4 - Sat 26th Sept

    This morning we'll have a guided visit to Rosslyn Chapel. Made famous by The DaVinci Code, it is a remarkable building full of secrets, Green man carvings and esoteric symbolism that our guide will tell us about. It is like no other chapel or church you have been to before. We’ll also visit the ruins of Rosslyn Castle across the valley from the chapel.

    This afternoon is free for you to explore the aspects of Edinburgh that appeal to you - Holyrood Palace (home of the Scottish parliament), Arthur’s Seat (with spectacular views over the city), Mary King’s Close (an underground labyrinth of seventeenth century streets), Scottish National Museum, Edinburgh Castle and shopping on The Royal Mile and much more.  

    Free-choice dinner not included in tour price (B)


    Day 5 - Sun 27th Sept

    This morning you will fly from Edinburgh Airport to Stornoway Airport on the Hebridean Island of Lewis. Go to hotel for a one night stay to rest up or explore the colourful harbour town of Stornaway.

    Free-choice dinner not included in tour price (B)


    Day 6 - Mon 28th Sept

    Today we explore 5,000 years of history through some remarkable sites. We start with a visit to the 'White House' and 'Blackhouse' at Arnol giving us an atmospheric glimpse into the lives of local Hebrideans through the centuries since Viking times. Then we visit Dun Carloway Broch overlooking Loch Roag. This is one of the best preserved round stone houses in the Hebrides built around the time of Jesus. We conclude this day as we explore the three stone circles of Callanish. This Neolithic complex is amongst the finest to be found anywhere and is known as 'Scotland's Stonehenge'. We'll learn about this spectacular site and experience the power within the land firsthand.

    We move hotel to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris

    Dinner at hotel (B,D)


    Day 7 - Tues 29th Sept

    We're in for a treat as we drive through the stunningly beautiful scenery of the adjoining isles of Lewis and Harris to begin our island hopping by catching the ferry from Leverburgh, South Harris to Berneray

    After lunch we'll discover Pobull Fhinn stone circle, a beautiful dreaming circle on the moorland, overlooking a sea-loch, a perfect place for a guided meditation connecting with the Spirit of Place. Upon further exploration we'll discover the nearby Barpa Langass , the best preserved Neolithic Chambered Cairn in the Outer Hebrides. 

    Dinner at a local restaurant (not included in tour price) on our way to our hotel at Lochboisdale, South Uist for two nights (B)


    Day 8 - Wed 30th Sept

    While exploring the natural landscape of South Uist we'll see the Lady of the Isles, a stunning 1960's statue of Mary holding the child Jesus aloft, it just so happens that this is on the Callanish energy line! 

    After lunch we'll visit Teampull Na Troin, a ruined church which was a former University in the Middle Ages; people came from all over Europe to study here. There is a beautiful feeling here on the edge of a sea-loch.

    Dinner at the hotel (B,D)


    Day 9 - Thurs 1st Oct

    This morning we catch the ferry from Lochboisdale, South Uist to Mallaig on the mainland, a four hour sailing that takes us across the beautiful Sea of the Hebrides. On the mainland we'll drive through the glorious scenery of Glen Coe, dubbed the most romantic glen in Scotland, and view the dramatically located Castle Stalker

    We arrive in Oban for our final three nights and enjoy gorgeous views of Oban Bay from our hotel that is situated right on the Promenade.

    Free choice dinner not included in tour price (B)


    Day 10 - Fri 2nd Oct

    We catch the early ferry from Oban to Craignure on Mull, a 45-minute sailing. We then have an hour’s scenic drive through Mull to the ferry terminal over to the sacred Isle of Iona

    Our day on Iona includes Iona Abbey, with its beautiful acoustic Chapel.  St. Columba established a monastery here in 563AD that was eventually destroyed by the Vikings. Following these raids a Benedictine Abbey was established over 800 years ago. Still an active Christian community today the Abbey is open to visitors and includes St Columba's cell and beautifully carved tombstones of many kings and chieftans. Close by, the Nunnery gardens, sublime and peaceful and with a sheela-na-gig set into the wall.  

    Lunch at St Columba Hotel included

    We also offer a hike up Dun I the only hill on Iona. This is a hike as there’s no footpath so good walking boots/shoes are required! Energy lines converge on the summit and the Pool of Eternal Youth is located there. We will meditate to connect to our spirit and angelic guides here. Iona is on a leyline connecting it to the energies of Callanish stone circle that we visited on day 6. 

    We catch the return ferry to Mull and return to Oban at the end of a long day.

    Free-choice dinner not included in tour price (B,L)


    Day 11 - Sat 3rd Oct

    We’re off to Kilmartin Valley with over 350 Neolithic and Bronze Age sacred sites! This entire landscape was held to be sacred and was the focal point for spirituality by our distant ancestors. We visit Nether Largie Standing Stones believed by Alexander Thom to be an astronomical observatory from nearly five thousand years ago. Close by are the twin Templewood Stone Circles set in a copse of trees. A short walk takes us to Nether Largie cairn, that we can enter, where we conclude our time in the Kilmartin Valley. Following our visit to the sites we'll have lunch at the Kilmartin cafe. On the way home we visit the Kintraw Stone, a site aligned to the solstices, located with wonderful views over the Sound of Jura. See if you think the stone looks like a wise old man…

    You have a free afternoon to explore Oban and prepare for your trip home or further destinations.

    Farewell dinner at local restaurant (B,L,D)


    Day 12 - Sun 4th Oct

    Departing Oban, we drive through the breathtaking beauty of the Trossachs National Park to Glasgow Airport, for your return flights home or further destinations, Bon Voyage! (B)




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    Mythical Scotland, Mystical Journey

    Sept 23 -Oct 4, 2020
    12 Days / 11 Nights

    £2795 per person, based on double occupancy
    Single occupancy supplement: £300
    Tour deposit: £450 (per person booked)

    All breakfasts and 3 lunches and 5 dinners are included in this tour

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