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 Treat yourself to a dream tour!  

Hike in the day; music at night

For musicians, dancers, listeners, walkers

 – limited to 7 travelers in each tour

Our hiking guide, Dorothy, has led walkers throughout Scotland for over 35 years, specializing in ecofriendly and comfortable B&Bs.  She is laid-back and accommodating but has tremendous knowledge of Scottish flora, fauna and history.

Our musical guide, Ed, has gained the respect and trust of top musicians from Scotland for over 35 years, playing music with them, bringing them to the US, distributing their CDs for 11 years, and interviewing and writing about them for 20 years in his regular music column in Scottish Life magazine.

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Trip 1 – Highlands & Skye – Niel Gow’s Scotland

Visit the Highlands and Skye, including amazing vistas in Glencoe, Skye, Loch Ness and more, plus unique experiences to several places off-limits to the public, relating to J.S. Skinner, and hearing Niel Gow’s fiddle at Blair Castle.  Meet and hear some of Scotland’s best musicians –Gaelic singers, fiddlers, pipers, and more.

Trip 2 – Burns & Borders

Walk in the beautiful home area of many great Scots, including Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, James Hutton (father of modern geology), and John Muir.  Visit Edinburgh, various Borders towns, Dumfries, and sites where Burns lived..  The Borders is full of great contemporary Scottish musicians; we’ll have private visits and sessions with some of them, including a borders piper, fiddlers, singers, and more.

Trip 3 – The Outer Hebrides

Journey through the Outer Hebrides from south to north, hear great music from the Barra Feis to individual musicians to the great Hebridean Celtic Festival in the Isle of Lewis.  See beaches of Uist, craggy hills of Harris, standing stones of Lewis; listen to Gaelic song, fiddle, traditional and contemporary bands, and lots more

Trip 4 – The Northern Tour

A visit to Caithness, Orkney, Shetland and Aberdeenshire.  Stunning sights, standing stones, and amazing variety of music from these very different areas, including a special festival, private and public music sessions with some of the best musicians in Scotland.

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