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