Many Scottish tourism businesses have close working relationships with the international travel trade. In this section you’ll find a comprehensive directory of all those companies who have stepped forward and committed to special rates, discounts and commissions exclusively available for the travel trade.
From whisky distilleries to airlines and from language courses to barge tours – search our database to complete your itinerary or simply browse for new ideas! You’ll not only find the service you are looking for, but also an indication of the commission levels granted as well as full contact details for the business in question.
The Albert Hotel
Located in the center of Orkney's ancient capital Kirkwall. Maximum group size 30 pax, min stay - 2 nights. Your guests will have the option of a full cooked Scottish breakfast and 2 or 3 course dinner options available. Coach may park at side of hotel for disembarkation, no overnight coach parking at hotel. All rooms are accessed by lift or stairs, no ground floor rooms.
I offer driver-guided tours for up to four in a Ford Galaxy and tours for larger groups in a hired coach. Tours can be one day or longer and are designed around the guests’ interests. Having grown up on a small farm beside our World Heritage Site, my tours offer an insight into Orkney’s ancient and more recent past. Any family connections with Orkney can be researched before the tour, which will then be planned around my findings.
I research Orkney’s history and our connections with the wider world and give talks at the Orkney International Science Festival. American guests can learn about Orkney’s part in the American Revolution and Canadians can hear about the Hudson’s Bay Company.
Prices £440 per day for up to four people, including any entrance fees but not lunch.
Prices on application for larger groups or for tours including lunch and airport transfers. £50 deposit secures the booking.
Personalised Orkney Tours
Tailor-made guided tours of the Orkney archipelago in English or French from 1/2 day [4 hours] to 2 weeks, to suit clients’ interests.
World Host and STGA qualified Green Badge Guide for Orkney. Step-On Guide in your vehicle or as a Driver Guide for F.I.T. [minimum 1, maximum 4]. Fee includes entry to all Historic Environment Scotland sites for the 1st 2 adult guests. Refreshments and other site entry fees are extra. Airport and Ferry Transfer available.
The Royal Hotel
Bestowed it's name by Queen Victoria this charming small hotel nestles in the riverside village of Comrie, near Crieff amidst the splendour of Strathearn and the Southern Scottish Highlands. Lovingly restored by its owners with the aim of creating "a beautiful, luxury boutique hotel in Scotland", this really is the place for that special break. A perfect location to discover the Southern Highlands, or stop off en route to explore further North or if heading to Oban to reach the Isles Whether fishing, walking, playing golf, sightseeing or just relaxing, The Royal offers that special, intimate ambience, with eleven beautifully appointed bedrooms and fine dining options alongside a vibrant Brasserie.
The Scottish Tea Factory
This is a unique small-scale working tea factory on the edge of the Scottish Highlands near Crieff. The factory has been set up and is run by Tea Consultant Beverly Wainwright who specialises in artisan tea making and advises tea growers and makers world-wide. The tea factory is at Comrie Croft which has an on-site café from Easter to September, lovely walks and mountain bike trails. Beverly is a U.K. Tea Academy licensed trainer and runs various tea courses and tea experiences for small groups of up to 6 people by appointment. The Tea Tasting experience offers people a chance to taste 6 different teas from around the world, learn how tea is made and about the Scottish pioneers who influenced the development of the tea trade. The Tea Blending experience gives people a chance to create their own tea blend using various fruits, herbs or spices. Tea and food pairing experiences can also be arranged. The experiences usually take up to 2.5h but a full day experience with a visit to a small local tea garden is also possible.
Edinburgh Tours and History
I offer private history walking tours of the following parts of Edinburgh;
The Old Town
Ghosts and Horrors Tour (minimum age 15)
Greyfriars Kirkyard (graveyard)
The New Town
Dalkeith Park and Restoration Yard
A few miles from Edinburgh you’ll find Restoration Yard Store and Restaurant, set in a perfect 1,000 acre estate for groups of 12-80. Opened in 2016 following an £8.9million restoration project, we’re the perfect stop for breakfast, tea and cake or a two course menu. Your guests can shop in The Store, an experience in itself with a foodhall selling local Scottish produce, fashion, homewares and more or take a leg stretch on one of our waymarked walks.
This beautifully renovated historic manse in south Perthshire is set in its lovely garden in the pretty conservation village of Dunning. With many local attractions it’s also easily accessible to the main routes to the highlands. As a 5 star Gold B&B it has two elegant double suites including private lounges. It has a reputation for warm and caring hospitality and excellent home-cooked local food for breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner.
A charming end-terraced cottage perfectly situated to enjoy the little village of Craigellachie in Speyside, Moray and all it has to offer - from fishing on the River Spey, simply relaxing, dining out in the Copper Dog or the Highlander to enjoying a dram in the Fiddichside Inn, Quaich Bar or at Macallan Distillery. All within walking distance. With so many other distilleries to visit nearby on Scotland's original Malt Whisky Trail we recommend you stay around longer.
Located in St. Marys village, Holm, these newly refurbished seafront properties boast wonderful views over Scapa Flow and to the Italian Chapel. There are 5 chalets available with a max group size of 16 pax. Minimum stay – 3 night. Please note no food served on the complex, however there are eateries a short drive away and a local shop in the village. Directly located on main bus route. Free onsite parking for cars and minibuses. Your guests will enjoy this perfect retreat after exploring all that Orkney has to offer. Group bookings taken all year
Private and fully customizable tours of Scotland, the Scottish Highlands and the isle of Skye. Our Day and Multi Day tours can take a maximum of 8 passengers, larger groups can be accommodated on request. See Scotland your way with Adventure Alba.
136 Ledaig Street,
Go-Where Scotland are a multi award-winning B2C/B2B Scotland-wide cycle guiding & package holiday tour operator offering attractive trade rates on off-road cycling itineraries for small groups of any age or ability. We work with agencies, groups and individuals around the world, we would be delighted to create unique itineraries to suit your customers or make our current tour inventory available to your company. We offer flexible, scalable commission rates commensurate for travel trade.
Maclean and Bruce
MacLean & Bruce is one of Scotland’s leading whisky-focused travel company, creating personalised itineraries for guests which combine luxury travel, exclusive accommodation and unique adventures throughout Scotland. MacLean & Bruce operate at the highest level for VIP guests, offering privileged access to people, places and experiences not available through other channels.
Airport Transfers Scotland Ltd
Airport Transfers Scotland is a professional and reliable online transportation service with over 10 years’ experience. We provide a reliable service at competitive fixed prices to and from airports,ferry and Train Stations in Scotland. We operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We Have it covered Whisky, Lochs,Golf and Castle tours.
Private Chauffeur Scotland
Full Service Private Tours of Scotland. Enchanting castles, breath-taking scenery, the world’s finest whisky distilleries, majestic mountains and fairy-tale stories of battles, romance and warlords all wrapped in a journey of luxury. An experience like no other. Let us take you on a journey across Scotland where you will cruise through the rich layers of Scottish history and culture in our unrivaled chauffeur service.
6 Dryden Road,
DeVere Chauffeur Drive & Private Tours
DeVere were established in 2004 and have fast become a leading chauffeur service throughout Scotland. Our chauffeurs are retired traffic Police officers, so clients enjoy the benefit of the highest standard of driving ensuring safety & comfort at all times. Our tours vary to suit clients' needs and can be tailor-made to suit interests, schedules, age/ability and budget. We will provide a variety of tour options, can assist with accommodation, attractions and dining experiences. We cater for individual parties, groups or large events with single day or multi-day options.
Your transport solutions made easy. We work with a network of transport partners who supply executive coaches, luxury minibuses and cars, providing a full tailored transport solution to suit your client. With the support of our 24 hour control room, our service will ensure you are in safe hands.
36 Renfield Street,
When travelling to Scotland, Simpliciter’s Destination Management services are tailored to your needs infused by the regions Royal heritage including Whisky, Golf, Castles and any other attraction of interest offering quality delivery.
Blue Sky Experiences
BlueSky Experiences is one of Scotland’s leading event companies. Every year we welcome groups from across the globe who are looking for authentic and unique Scottish experiences. With our exclusive use venue in Perthshire, secondary site in Edinburgh and partnerships with venues across Scotland, We can deliver tailored activities both indoor and outdoor, and cater to small and large corporate, incentive and leisure groups and can deliver events on a budget to VIP Scottish experiences. Activities include Scottish-themed adventure races, Highland Safari, Highland Games, Falconry, 4x4 Driving Experience, Whisky Tasting, Ceilidhs, and many more.
Ossian is Scotland’s leading sporting and unique adventure specialist. Ossian has unrivalled and exclusive access to the finest sporting estates and private properties in the country. Our in-depth and unsurpassed knowledge of Scotland enables us to tailor each trip so that your clients fully experience the country’s sporting secrets. We pride ourselves on creating and executing unique trips with unparalleled attention to detail.
Unlock Your Past
Unlock Your Past offers a professional and personal family history service to suit your needs. We can research your Scottish ancestral roots prior your trip or guide you through the research once in Scotland if you want to do it yourself. Sarah at Unlock Your Past is a degree qualified genealogist and an accredited member of the Association of Scottish Genealogists & Researchers in Archives.
Why not book your clients/customers onto this sympathetically restored former fishing boat? We offer Bed on Board along with dining in the Oakwood Restaurant Captain's Table aboard. For 2020 we will be moored on the Caledonian Canal just 5 miles out of Inverness. In 2021 we will take to the sea and will be offering multi-day cruises round the West Coast of Scotland. More info available on request.
Fisher’s Hotel Pitlochry
The current owner, Fionn MacCumhaill purchased the hotel in 2012, & has since been restoring the hotel back to its former glory, this has been a multimillion pound project. The hotel has 141 guest rooms, 2 restaurants: Castle & Ballroom, 2 bars: Coach House & Gladstone’s Whisky and Mr Fisher’s Coffee Lounge. We have a mix of singles, twins, doubles and upgraded rooms. The Restaurants have the traditional Scottish touch, the food menu has been designed with Scottish local produce. Fisher’s Hotel is in a great location for car, train or bus being right in the centre of Pitlochry and the heart of Scotland.
Scotlands Spa Hotel
Fionn MacCumhaill, the owner of the hotel purchased the hotel in January 2019. He has invested in the hotel to make a unique modern hotel with a touch of tradition. The hotel after the renovations will have 75 bedrooms this will be a mix of singles, doubles, twin/family rooms, 1 restaurants, 1 bar, 1 coffee lounge, Spa and leisure facilities with treatment rooms. Scotlands Spa Hotel is in a great location just off the main street of Pitlochry.