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We much appreciate the many complimentary remarks made by our clients since 2000. If you would like to contact any of these people, we can pass on an email address.


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Honestly, this was the best vacation we've had.  I hope to come back again in the near future.  Actually, my husband and I have discussed moving to Scotland within the next few years if we can make it possible.  Thank you so much!!!!  Please stay in touch.  And thank you for everything!  You and your company are amazing. 


Misti Schielie (June 2015)



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Arrived back home incident-free but missing beautiful Scotland already!  You were the ultimate hosts; thanks for all your efforts to make our trip truly "bucket list" worthy.  You exceeded all my expectations, especially the wonderful accommodations!   Well, all except for finding Sam Heughan but those odds were pretty much against us anyway.  You definitely scored extra points for taking us to Lallybroch!

Barbara Bell (July 2015)




I have meant to write you long before now to thank you for the wonderful Outlander tour you took my parents on earlier this month. They have talked at length about things they saw, people they met, stories they heard... just last night I was at their house and they were showing me pictures and recounting things to me in great detail. It was the trip of a lifetime for them. I can remember my mother wanting to go to Scotland since I was very young, and she finally got to do it exactly as she wanted. You clearly know your audience and I'm so thrilled that things both met and exceeded their expectations. I've overheard them remarking to friends (and strangers alike) that if they're interested in Scotland, they must go through you. I hope that it results in some happy referrals. Thank you again for all your hard work and such a wonderful time. I can't tell you how much I (or they) appreciate it).

Katie Allie (Outlander Tour 2015)


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Thank you for helping us have the most amazing trip we could have imagined! It was the trip of a lifetime!

Ruth Ann Carr (July 2015)



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Hi,Alastair!  Sorry not to have responded sooner - but I definitely wanted to let you know how very much I loved and appreciated the tour you arranged for us - I say appreciated because it was very evident that you gave great thought to our comfort and the places that would be significant in my quest of your Scottish history.  I loved the places linked to Mary Queen of Scots - I may have spouted a little more of her history to poor Diane than she really wanted to know!!  But it was absolutely thrilling to be in places where she lived out her life story.  And as for the castles - magical!  This experience was something that I still can't truly believe we were able to do - I enjoy relaying our adventures to all my friends and now have several who are begging me to take them on my next trip - because I will be returning to Scotland and I know that when I'm ready you will be there to help plan more of your special magic!!

Laurie Krynock (June 2015)



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In all the trip was truly amazing and we are so thankful for the planning that you did to make it happen. Thank you so much for planning this trip for us. 

With many thanks,

-Matt Cumming (June 2015)



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Dear Alastair,

First of all I want to tell you, that we have had a really good time in Scotland.

My wife and myself enjoyed the journey in all the facets we expected. We want to thank you for your engagement concerning our holydays.

The different views of Scotland you proposed were exactly what I hoped to experience!

Philippe Pulsfort, Switzerland


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Wow, the trip was fantastic! Alistair, I would like to thank you and your company for providing just the right balance of structure and freedom to enjoy Scotland. We were able to see everything from prehistoric to modern times and get a sense of the 'real' Scotland.

On behalf of all of us, Thank you and Scottish Clans and Castles very much.

Hal Skelly, USA


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Hi Alastair,

Our trip was wonderful and so was Scotland. Scotland will stay best in our memories as it welcomed us friendly in any places and the nature was beautiful!!!

With respect to Scottish Clans and Castles - I am more than grateful for your quick, easy, warm and tailor-made service. The hotels were very good choices. I loved the hotel on the Isle of Skye most - especially its charm, its location and its landlady.

Tina Kiessling, Germany


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Hi Alastair,

We had a wonderful time! Your planning did match exactly.

Borthwick Castle was magnificent. A romantic candle light dinner and a real scottish castle ghost tour. On our way to Inverness our timing was so perfect that we turned up exactly for the Atholl Parade at Blair Castle. Celebrating this with an Edradour afterwards and in happy Whisky mood moved slowly towards Inverness.

Thank you very much for the planning.

If you want pics or more reference to support your business, donīt hesitate to contact me!

Peter Spoljaric, Germany


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I want to thank you for giving us a wonderful tour on your country. I didn't expect to find Scotland so BEAUTIFUL!! The people was great, food delicious, the venues that you choose for us very good. We enjoyed every place we went.

The weather was another marvel to us. Every single day beautiful!! When it rained was at night, next morning sunshine! I think we took the sun with us to Scotland!

All and all, a great holiday and I hope I will be able to go back for more of your amazing country!

Dalma Postigo, Canada


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Good morning, Alastair,

Clans and Castles made this year's holiday one that far exceeded any expectations we could have had. The ease of your planning left us hassle free from the time we arrived until we left. More importantly, with a minimum of communication, you sensed exactly our needs: two nights in Edinburgh, three nights in the Inverness area, and three nights on Skye which allowed us to explore and to move at our own pace and to take advantage of opportunities we never anticipated.

The accommodations were not only conveniently located but were comfortable, most friendly and accommodating, and uniquely memorable. And your phone call was greatly appreciated.

Alastair, please accept our heart-felt thank you for everything, and if there is anything we can ever do for you, please don't hesitate to ask.

George Wearn, USA


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