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Getting to your walking holiday in Scotland

All our holidays start and finish in Glasgow. We will meet you in the city centre (Queen Street Station) or at Glasgow International Airport.


Getting to Glasgow

From Edinburgh International Airport
Take the tram from the airport to the city centre. The tram runs every 10 minutes. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes and get off at Haymarket railway station.
Trains from Waverley Station, stopping at Haymarket Station, to Glasgow Queen Street Station run 3-4 times an hour and the journey takes 50 minutes.

We will meet you at Glasgow Central or Queen Street Station.

Travelling around Scotland
If you want to travel around Scotland by public transport before or after your holiday with us, you can plan your journey on Traveline Scotland


Travelling to Scotland

From Britain with public transport
There is a regular train service from all major train stations in England to Glasgow Central Station. Journey from London to Glasgow is about 5 hours. It is a 10 minute walk to Queen Street Station where we will meet you.
You can also travel by Caledonian Sleeper train from London. More information on sleeper trains at www.sleeper.scot
You can plan your journey from England on National Rail Enquiries or Traveline

From Europe with public transport
You can travel by high-speed train from Belgium, France, Germany and The Netherlands. There are direct Eurostar trains to London from Brussels and Paris. For details and prices, go to www.eurostar.com
Continue your journey from London by (sleeper) train to Glasgow (www.scotrail.co.uk).

From The Netherlands, you could also take the overnight ferry to Newcastle (www.dfdsseaways.com) and from there the train to Glasgow (National Rail Enquiries).

From (Northern) Ireland: take the ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan (Stena Line) or the ferry from Larne to Cairnryan or Troon (P&O Ferries) and from there the train to Glasgow (www.scotrail.co.uk)

By air
There are direct flights to Glasgow Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Aberdeen Airport (Orkney & Shetland holidays) from a number of airports in Europe and North America. Please check the airport websites for details.


Reduce the carbon footprint of your journey

Wood of Cree, Galloway
Wood of Cree, Galloway

When you live in Scotland you learn how precious our environment is. During your holiday with us, you can be assured that the activities have minimal impact on the environment and wildlife. In order to reduce the impact of the carbon emissions of our minibuses, we give a donation to Trees for Life for every holiday we run.
However, one single short-haul flight produces roughly the same amount of the global warming gas as 3 months worth of driving a 1.4 litre car. And most of you will fly to Scotland.

You can't do much about the fuel efficiency of aircraft, but if you book a holiday with us, please help reduce your personal contribution to global warming by planting trees. By supporting forest restoration, you will be helping to absorb some of the excess CO2 in the atmosphere, as well as providing habitat for a wide range of very special wildlife, and giving it a better chance of adapting to climate change. However, it is essential that this be combined with effective action from each of us to reduce our CO2 emissions.

You can donate for planting trees that will be grown to maturity in a forest of your choice or donate to protect wild places. The costs are only £5.00 per tree.

The further you are flying, the higher the impact. We recommend the following minimal donation to reduce the impact of your flight to Scotland:

Travelling from Number of trees
England and Europe 1 £5.00
USA and Canada 3 £15.00
Australia and New Zealand 5 £25.00

Where to buy
There are several organisations that are working to restore the natural forest:

  • Trees for Life:
    The vision of Trees for Life is to restore a wild Caledonian forest, which is there for its own sake, as a home for wildlife and to fulfil the ecological functions necessary for the wellbeing of the land itself. The main focus of their work is to assist the natural regeneration of the Caledonian Forest which once covered a large area of the Highlands of Scotland as extensive stands of majestic Scots pines, interspersed with birch, rowan, juniper and aspen trees.
  • John Muir Trust:
    The Trust owns wild land to protect it from inappropriate development, to repair the damage that humans have done to wild land and to prevent future harm. Wherever possible, they let nature take its own course and heal itself. The John Muir Trust’s Wild Land Management Standards are the principles that guide the management of the properties they own and and they try to encourage other wild land managers to adopt the same standards and take an ecosystem approach to the management of wild land.
  • Tree Aid:
    Tree Aid is enabling communities in Africa's drylands to fight poverty and become self-reliant, while improving the environment.
    It is the UK's only forestry focused development charity providing funding, on the ground training and support to local organisations in the Sahel of Africa. Tree Aid's work, which also strengthens villagers' resilience to the impact of climate change, has never been more important.