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Highlands & Islands of Scotland Tour - NOW FULL 
with optional Add-On - Orkneys' Secrets Revealed - NOW FULL

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

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 atmospheric Stones of Stennes and the Ring of Brodgar -

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? 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 ~

The lovely sheltered harbour town of Oban, set in a dramatic location in the Firth of Lorn is the gateway to the islands. It is also our base for three nights as we start our pilgrimage to some of the special places on the mainland in the Kilmartin Valley with the greatest concentration of sacred sites in the whole of Scotland. 

Its from Oban that we catch the island-hopping ferry over to Mull. After a scenic drive along the island we catch a short ferry ride over to the renowned magical Isle of Iona with its active Abbey established by St Columba

Moving into 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 touch 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 ancient Celtic capital of Scotland, Dunfermline. 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. 

Towards the end of this remarkable journey we will have a special guided tour of the unique Knights Templar sanctuary of Rosslyn Chapel with its many secrets. You'll also be escorted to a secret hillside cave and to Temple, the principal Templar preceptory in Scotland, granted to the order by King David l in 1127. The tour ends at Edinburgh with a visit to Edinburgh Castle and time to experience a taste of royal Scottish city life.

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
  • 8 nights accommodation in quality hotels
  • All breakfasts & four 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.


Orkneys' Secrets Revealed Add-On

Wow! For a small island Mainland Orkney is jam-packed with sacred sites! With new discoveries at the excavations at the Ness of Brodgar Orkney is being re-evaluated as the possible birthplace of the Neolithic culture in Britain! This 4-day trip is offered as an add-on to the Highlands & Islands of Scotland Tour although you can join us for just the Orkney trip if you like . Orkney, also known as the Orkney Isles, has some of the best examples of Neolithic structures in Britain. Being a small island we are able to visit all of the sites in a short visit. A flight from Glasgow is included in the tour price and saves two long road journeys. The historical and sacred sites on Orkney are part of a World Heritage Site.
The Ring of Brodgar and the Stenness Stones are two important and large stone circles set within henges, in fact Stenness may be the oldest henge in Britain. Did they have an astronomical prupose?
Maeshowe is a Neolithic chambered cairn of superb construction and Skara Brae is a remarkably well preserved Neolithic settlement. 

We'll go down into the Rennibister Earth House that is remarkably well preserved, we may even meet the cat who spends a lot of time in there! We'll also make a visit to the Italian Chapel, a remarkable place of worship built by Italian prisoners of war during the second world war. Built with love and dedication it is a very moving testament to the power of love over war! We'll also have time to visit the active Kirkwall Cathedral and the neighbouring ruins of the Bishop's and Earl's Palaces.

The tour includes-

  • Return flight Glasgow - Kirkwall
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation on Orkney
  • 3 breakfasts & 2 evening meals
  • All land transportation
  • Admission to Rennibister Earth House, Maeshowe, the Ring of Brodgar, The Stones of Stenness, Skara Bray


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Tour Leaders/Guides

Cameron Broughton

Glenn Broughton

Karyl Huntley

    Highlands & Islands Of Scotland tour - NOW FULL

    18-26 May 2017

    Optional Add-On - Orkneys' Secrets Revealed - NOW FULL

    26-29 May 2017 (see bottom of page for details)


    Day 1 – Thur 18th May

    Your guides, Cameron & Glenn Broughton, will meet you at Glasgow Airport and immediately your adventure begins as we travel along the banks of Loch Lomond through the spectacular scenery of the Trossachs National Park to our hotel in Oban. Oban is a small but bustling port town with a beautiful bay and a colourful history. Our hotel for three nights is right on the Promenade with gorgeous views across the Bay.
    We gather for a welcome drink before dinner at a local restaurant.


    Day 2 – Fri 19th May

    We start the day with an orientation meeting to set the scene for the tour ahead. 

    Then we’re off to the 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. It is a perfect location for our Intention Setting Meditation. A short walk takes us to Nether Largie cairn that we can enter where we conclude our time in the Kilmartin Valley. 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… 

    Free-choice dinner not included in tour price


    Day 3 - Sat 20th May

    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 are sublime and peaceful and will be full of colorful flowers.  

    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 further north in the Hebrides that we can detect by dowsing. 

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

    Dinner at a local restaurant


    Day 4 - Sun 21st May

    We start this day with a drive through the glorious scenery of Glen Coe, dubbed the most romantic glen in Scotland, and view the dramatically located Castle Stalker.

    Onward to our palatial hotel in Pitlochry in the Central Highlands, where we will stay for two nights. 

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

    Free-choice dinner not included in tour price


    Day 5 - Mon 22nd May

    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 fairy-mountain and portal into the inner Earth. 

    Our first visit is to 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. 

    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.  

    Finally we visit 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.  

    Dinner at the hotel 


    Day 6 - Tues 23rd May

    We start the day with another scenic drive to 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 the medieval capital of England, Winchester. 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.  

    After lunch we travel on to our hotel in the present capital city of Edinburgh to check in (for a three-night stay) before we have a guided visit to the historic fortress of Edinburgh Castle that has sat regally atop Castle Rock for 800 years. The Scottish Crown Jewels are on display in the castle and St Margaret’s Chapel, within the castle grounds, is the oldest freestanding building in Edinburgh, dating to the twelfth century.  

    Free-choice dinner not included in tour price


    Day 7 - Weds 24th May

    Today is free for you to explore the aspects of Edinburgh that appeal to you, from 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 to shopping on The Royal Mile and much more.  

    Free-choice dinner not included in tour price


    Day 8 - Thur 25th May

    This final day includes guided visits to Rosslyn Chapel and Temple.
    Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by The DaVinci Code, 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 and discover a secret cave close by. 
    Temple was once the main preceptory or headquarters of the famed Knights Templar in Scotland. Today the ruins of the church have a distinct atmosphere and Templar markings can be seen such as skull and crossbones on several gravestones.
    Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.


    Day 9 - Fri 26th May

    A one-hour drive to Glasgow Airport for return flights home OR to continue on with us to Orkney


    Optional Add-on - Orkneys' Secrets Revealed

    26-29 May 2017 (see bottom of page for details)


    Day 1 - Fri 26th May

    The group flies to Kirkwall, Mainland Orkney from Glasgow International Airport (included). After arriving we will check into our hotel in Kirkwall and then make a late afternoon visit to the Italian Chapel, a remarkable testament to the power of love over war. This labour of love was designed and constructed by Italian prisoners of war during world war II and still has a powerfully emotional effect on visitors. 

    Dinner at the hotel


    Day 2 - Sat 27th May

    Today we continue our pilgrimage of this sacred landscape, visiting Stennes Stone Circle and the Ring of Brodgar, Neolithic temples whose location and orientation made them perfect astronomical observatories. On our previous visit we dowsed strong energy currents connecting all these sites within the landscape. In between them is the ongoing excavation at the Ness of Brodgar that may well rewrite the Neolithic history of Britain. All these sites and Maeshowe are intervisible one from the other.

    We then visit the ancient Neolithic village of Skara Brae by the shore of the Bay of Skaill. This village is believed to have been inhabited for about 600 years between 3200BC and 2200BC. We will discover and see how developed our ancestors were with the architecture still preserved on site today. 

    Free-choice dinner not included


    Day 3 - Sun 28th May

    This morning we will visit the Rennibister Earth House, which is believed to be around 3000 years old, rediscovered in 1926 by a farmer. Was it a habitation, a storage place or an underground initiation chamber? You can decide for yourself. 

    Travelling down the road we will then have a guided tour of the impressive Maeshowe chambered cairn. The internal chamber is considered to be the best Neolithic tomb in all of Northwest Europe, over 5000 years old. The chamber is aligned with the midwinter solstice as the rising sun enters its passageway at this important time of year. Upon entering you’ll be in awe of the amazing stonework as well as the later twelfth century Viking graffiti!

    The rest of the day is free for you to explore Kirkwall, including its fine museum, St Magnus Cathedral, the Bishop's Palace, the Earl's Palace, to do last minute shopping or to discover the harbour area. They are all close by one another and walkable from the hotel.

    St Magnus Cathedral is a fine example of Romanesque architecture, started in the twelfth century and still an active place of worship today. The neighbouring Bishop's Palace, constructed at the same time, is now an atmospheric ruin with a tower from which you can look down over the cathedral and the town. The seventeenth century Earl's Palace, also now a ruin, is adjacent to both. 

    Farewell Dinner at the hotel


    Day 4 - Mon 29th May

    This morning we will catch a flight back to Glasgow International Airport for you to either catch a flight home, no earlier than 4:00 pm, or to stay on for personal post-tour time in Scotland.



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    The Highlands & Islands of Scotland Tour and Orkneys' Secrets Revealed Add-on

    May 18-26, 2017 9 days/8 nights
    & May 26-29 add-on 4 days/3 nights

    Main Tour

    £2095 per person, based on double occupancy
    Single occupancy supplement: £385
    Tour deposit: £450 (per person booked)

    All breakfasts and 4 dinners are included in the main tour

    All breakfasts ane 2 dinners are included in the Orkney Add-on

    For Add-On Options: You will need to enter the main tour and the the pre-tour and post-tour add-ons separately into the shopping cart. Click on one of them, then click on 'continue shopping' on the paypal page to return to this page to enter the next one before you check out. An additional deposit will be added for each Add-On.

    Tour Add-Ons:

    Orkney's Mysteries Revealed
    Orkney's Mysteries Revealed Add On Tour
    £995 based on double occupancy
    Single occupancy supplement: £80
    Tour Add-On deposit: £250 (per person booked)

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