About Us


My name is Alastair Cunningham and I formed Scottish Clans and Castles in 2000. Our company is based near Hawick in the Scottish Borders.


Our principal activity is bespoke tours of Scotland. We also arrange castles for groups and those looking for a weekend break. We offer personal driver-guided tours throughout Scotland and specialise in taking people to see their traditional clan lands and castles.


Clans and Castles tent at The Gathering 2009 in Edinburgh

Grandfather Mountain Games 2007


Grandfather Mountain Games 2007

Clans and Castles tent at The Gathering 2009 in Edinburgh


We are expanding steadily and have recently moved to larger premises; but we are acutely aware that our reputation for quality, in which much time and effort has been invested, is our best ambassador. Most of our customers we never see, but - as you may detect from the client comments - they often feel like good friends!


The other members of the team from whom you may hear are Violet Lovatt, who ensures that your holidays all run smoothly, Fiona Elworthy (Castles for exclusive use) and Ulrike Davies who looks after the German language side.


I do most of the research for the clan land tours myself and will also lead them personally where possible. My enthusiasm for castles and Scottish social history came relatively late in life, following an earlier career as an officer in the King's Own Scottish Borderers, and ten years in the ski holiday business.


In May 2010 Alastair Cunningham answered questions about his company at the Highland Tourism Innovation Day ...



For details of our environmental policy and tree planting at the Teaghlach Wood, click here.


If you would like to know anything else about the company, just email us at info@clansandcastles.com.


We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland!


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Dunnottar Castle guidebook cover


Alastair has written two guidebooks, one for Dunnottar Castle, the other a general introduction to Clans and Tartans.


If you would like to buy a signed copy of either publication, the cost is GBP 6.50 including postage and packing -

just email us

Contact us ...


Scottish Clans and Castles

Coille House,

Appletreehall, Hawick,

Scottish Borders TD9 8RS

T: +44 1450 371719


E: info@clansandcastles.com


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