Unforgettable journeys to the ancient sites
of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland
 
     
Castles
Iron Age Homesteads
Medieval Abbeys
Tranquil Lochs
Neolithic stone circles
Heather-clad hills
Mountains
Craft Galleries
 
The Spirit of Scotland -
Mystical Islands and Highlands
August 17th - 29th 2014


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mbark on an unforgettable odyssey to some of the most spectacular sacred sites of Scotland, including the beautiful Isle of Arran, the holy island of Iona, the faery glens of Skye, the mysterious stones of Callanish, the mountains and lochs of the Highlands, and the Templar chapel of Rosslyn!

The Pilgrimage

Travel with a small group of like-minded people to the sacred places of Scotland, a land of incomparable beauty and contrast, from the majesty of her mountain peaks to the gentle curves of her island shores. We will follow the ancient tellers of Scotland's unfolding story, who have left their signatures on the land in the form of Neolithic stone circles and cairns, iron-age homesteads, medieval abbeys, and splendid castles. As the landscape reveals the sacred ways in which our ancestors revered the many and varied faces of Spirit, our journey through sacred Scotland will truly be a pilgrimage of the soul.

Your experience will be deepened through ritual, meditation and attunement at the most evocative of Scotland's sacred sites . . . and you will also have plenty of time for peace and reflection as you wander on white sands and heather-clad hills, drink in the beauty of tranquil lochs, explore local shops and craft galleries, and listen to traditional music, stories and legends in a land that is sure to feel like your spiritual home.

This year's journey to Sacred Scotland will be led by Scot AnSgeulaiche (pictured), Scottish Highland tradition bearer and bardic storyteller. Scot is a native of the Highlands and storyteller to Sir Lachlan Maclean of Duart Castle, on the Isle of Mull. He is a tour guide of many years' experience, specializing in history, myth and legend, and has a magical way of making the landscape come alive with all its stories and secrets from ancient times. He has been a regular and popular presenter on the Spirit of Scotland tours since they began. Scot will be joined by his partner, Samantha MacKenzie, who is also an experienced and engaging guide.

Being on a tour with Scot & Samantha was like being invited to experience a beloved place with friends. … Never before have I had such a completely restful yet enlivening experience abroad. It’s the first time I actually felt bereft when leaving a place; it was as if I had to say goodbye to home & family. Part of this was due to the generosity of Spirit that defines Sam & Scot’s style; part of this was due to the intimate experience of the landscape and places that their energy and this tour/visit afforded. At the risk of being cliché: I felt so at home connecting to the woven layers of the sacred in Scotland that it feels like I will always carry a piece in my heart with me. Gina M., Suffern, NY

The trip exceeded my expectations! I’ve been home over a week and still expect to see Scotland’s beautiful scenery outside my window each morning. … Scot and Sam were fantastic. Just watching them work was eye opening to me as far as how much work goes into running a tour, and they were phenomenal! C.A., Pequannock, NJ

 
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Where will
we stay?


Accommodation that has been carefully selected for high standards of comfort, great food, and beautiful locations. You will be staying at 3 and 4-star country hotels and guesthouses. Fees are based on double occupancy, although there are some single rooms available on request for an extra fee.
Hearty Scottish breakfast and lavish three-course dinner every day (except one, when lunch will be provided.)

The fee includes:

All transportation in two comfortable, air-conditioned 8-seat vehicles, including service from and to Edinburgh Airport, plus all ferries between islands.

All presentations by tour leaders and guest speakers.

All guide fees and entrance charges to sites and museums.

All applicable taxes and cover charges.

Oh for the sun and the sigh of the seas,
The whispering winds through the whispering stones,
The cries of the curlew and the Birds of Bridie,
The friendships we found on those far distant islands –
All memories we treasure in the heart of our souls.

Poem written by a guest after Spirit of Scotland tour 2007

 
 
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