Highlander Tours is proud to partner with businesses that provide high quality services. Please check out our partners below, and feel free to get in touch if you are interested in a partnership as well!
Leodamais - Luxury on Islay
Leodamais is situated overlooking the stunning Leodamais beach in Port Ellen, Islay. The Wee/Big House is an exclusive house-hotel, home to six luxury bedrooms split over two impressive properties – The Wee House & The Big House. The luxurious and sophisticated family friendly properties have had absolutely no expense spared in creating these elegant homes in one of the most famous locations in Scotland.
The Wee House & The Big House at Leodamais, Islay affords a unique opportunity for those looking to escape the city noise. Offering chic & distinctive luxury self-catering holidays in one of Scotland’s most famous Isles, catering for guests seeking all kinds of adventure; guests needing a little downtime & guests simply enjoying time together.
We are excited to announce that we will soon be offering a special tour of Islay in partnership with these stunning accommodations at Leodamais!
For more information please visit the Luxury on Islay Website!
Luxurious, relaxed and unlike anywhere you’ve ever stayed before, the Dunstane Houses is a family-run boutique hotel that brings a breath of fresh Orkney air to the heart of Edinburgh.
In a peaceful corner of Edinburgh’s West End, The Dunstane Houses is an independent, 35-bedroom boutique hotel spread over two stately Victorian townhouses on opposite sides of the road: Dunstane House and Hampton House. Dating back to 1865, but inspired by the best of modern-day Scotland, the family-run hotel combines heritage good looks with warm, personal service and a fresh, contemporary outlook. The bedrooms and interiors throughout Dunstane House and public areas of Hampton House have been stylishly redesigned to pay tribute to the building’s neoclassical character and the owners’ Orcadian heritage, without compromising on modern comfort.
The newly opened Ba’ Bar & Lounge specialises in food made with local, seasonal Scottish produce from small suppliers, and hosts relaxed but refined all-day dining, including daily afternoon tea. It offers a wide range of fine wines, craft beers, artisanal spirits and one of the most extensive rare-whisky selections in the city, with more than 70 varieties in its vintage wall cabinet.
Within easy reach of all the attractions of old-town Edinburgh, the Dunstane Houses is a stylish and welcoming city retreat with an authentic Scottish soul
For more information please visit The Dunstane Houses website!
Hollybank House and Hollybank Lodge offer fantastic views across Loch Lomond providing elegant, spacious and stylish waterfront accommodations, set in the idyllic Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Both are within a private gated driveway, six miles north of Luss facing Ben Lomond and the mountains beyond, providing beautiful and scenic views.
Hollybank House includes 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 people with the fifth bedroom comprising of twin beds or a queen bed upon request. The stunning large contemporary house is thoughtfully designed and finished to the highest standard. Set in the idyllic National Park within a private gated driveway, six miles north of Luss facing Ben Lomond and the mountains beyond, providing beautiful and scenic views.
Hollybank Lodge offers a romantic getaway offering privacy and seclusion ideal for honeymooners or those who want to relax.
We are excited to announce that we will soon be offering special Loch Lomond based tours in partnership with these stunning accommodations!
For more information please visit the Hollybank House Website!
Scotland Travel Consultant
Lilly is a blogger and Scotland Travel Consultant. One of her biggest goals for her blog has been to turn it into a way to help others realize the dream of visiting Scotland. Her passion for Scotland and desire to get people there within their budgets, partnered with the expertise and resources of a travel agency makes her the perfect resource for planning your trip.
Lilly will do her best to help you get to Scotland within the parameters you set. No up-selling, no fees (travel agencies make their income through their partnerships, not client fees.) Everyone has difference preferences when they travel, and what matters most is that your trip is tailored to you. If you want to do big bus tours, great! If you're an independent traveller like Lilly, a trip full of group tours isn’t your thing... but if you could use some help finding the best airfare, accommodation and travel insurance, great!
For more information please visit the Find Her in the Highlands!
Matt Smith at Primal Adventures has brought together professionals from civilian sectors and experts from the military Special Forces environment. The team are passionate about outdoor learning and will ensure the delivery of bespoke training to suit your individual needs. They will give you the knowledge, skills and training which can help save and preserve life. With the right mental attitude a positive mindset, practical training and experience you can greatly increase your chances of survival. Primal Adventures will show you how. They pride themselves on having the highest standards of safety and professionalism creating a positive atmosphere to help everyone who comes to Primal enjoy their experience and have an unforgettable time.
Houston Kiltmakers are a fourth generation family run business with over 100 years experience as gentlemans outfitters, Highlandwear & Tartan Specialists. They do a massive range of tartans, having the capability of producing or designing any tartan to buy.
Using only the best materials, every kilt is hand made and tailored specifically for you by craftsmen and women ensuring it lasts a lifetime. Houston's emphasis is on individuality of service, with first class personal service guaranteed, whether in person or by their online mail order service.
Houston Kiltmakers offer the best Highlandwear money can buy. So whether you wish to purchase a complete highland outfit or just start with a kilt and build your outfit up gradually, Houston's have a choice to suit all budgets and tastes. You only buy a kilt once in a lifetime, it's worth getting it from a reputable kilt outfitters. With all the professional service you require, even aftercare back-up if you need it.
For more information please visit the Houston Kiltmakers Website!
Since 1998, sword maker and master-at-arms Maestro Paul Macdonald has been making high-quality reproductions of edged weaponry for historical fencers, collectors, museums and theatre companies. As one of Europe's leading researchers and instructors of traditional martial arts, Maestro Macdonald is in a unique position to understand and craft the tools that professional warriors staked their lives on. Weapons from Macdonald Armouries are high quality, functional reproductions that replicate the same dimensions, form, weight and balance as their original counterparts. While a sword can only be as effective as the hand that wields it, these pieces are worthy instruments with which to honour past and future generations.
Maestro Paul Macdonald was born in 1972, and raised in the West Highland village of Glenuig, Moidart, Scotland. He began his study of fencing in the 1992 at Napier University, in Edinburgh, founding and running the University club as President and principal instructor for two and a half years. With an ever-growing interest in historical swordsmanship, he founded the Dawn Duellists Society in 1994, and ran the DDS as President until 2006.
Since 1994, Maestro Macdonald has dedicated his path to European martial arts, travelling throughout the UK, Europe, Canada and the US to research, study, practice, present seminars and demonstrations and teach. He has studied most styles of historical European combat and revived the methods and techniques of several lost systems, such as the medieval duelling shield, spada in arme, dusack and backsword. In 1998, Maestro Macdonald founded the British Federation for Historical Swordplay (BFHS), serving as its President from 1998 - 2004.
For more information please visit the MacDonald Armouries Website!