Amazing new tours ideas have become a reality!

Im so excited to announce we have put together yet another 2 new tours!!! This year its all about trying to make sure there is an amazing tour for everyone, we are really using this expansion to the fullest and making it the best we possibly can. Both tours are on the stunning Isle of Skye how ever they are completely different tours and like nothing we have done before.

Traditional Craft work shop tour

We have never done a tour like this and have had the privilege of working with an amazing person to make this happen. So like the other Isle of Skye tours we leave Inverness at 9am but unlike the other tours we don’t make all the other stops along the way, other than Eilean Donan Castle which lets face it if you go to the Isle of Skye you have to visit first! Having said that we might not be able to do all the stops but there is still so much to see along the way. Our amazingly talented tour guides know most to the places where they can slow down long enough for you to take a photo out the window and will tell you in plenty time to get your camera out so you don’t miss the perfect photo.

We arrive at the work shop around 12pm where you will have 4 amazing hours to try your hand at weaving or spinning or maybe even both! There is also Dying on request. If you don’t want to try your hand at it your more then welcome to come along and see how they do it. The weaving and spinning process really is fascinating to see. You are supplied with all the materials you will need to make a beautiful creation and a wonderfully talented teacher to show you how its all done. Once you are finished your creation you are able to take it away with you too show everyone back at home and makes a fabulous souvenir. Worried you might work up an appetite? You get a very tasty lunch included in the course.

We understand that not everyones interest lies in the traditional crafts so we have come up with an alternative for the ones that don’t wish to take part. While the others are at the works shop we can take you to the Tailsker Distillery for a tour and a dram. Unfortunately we can only offer this is they have availability.

We return in Inverness around 6pm after a full and interesting day of either creating crafts or seeing how the famous whiskey is made. Either way it will be a great day and we can’t wait to start take the bookings for these the back end of July. I know that my husband Mark is particularly looking forward to the distillery.


Kilt Rock and Fairy Pools Tour

We have given this so much thought over the past few months and have finally come up with a route that works. We can now finally do both in one very full and fun day!! The new tour will still have all the incredible stops that  the other tours have in when done separately but now you can see everything in one day!!

The stunning Isle of Skye has so much to offer and is truly magical. With this new tour you can go from having a dip in the cool mountain water that has formed in the amazing fairy pools to feeling like your on the edge of the world while standing on the side of the mysterious Kilt Rock. This really is an action packed day with so many stops along the way. We start by picking you up in inverness at 9am before traveling onto get the best photo of Loch Ness with the ruins of Urquhart castle in the back ground. From there we travel though to Kintail for a picture opportunity at Loch Cluanie. No trip to the Isle of Skye would be complete without stopping at the stunning Eilean Donan castle first. Here we have a 45 minute stop which is enough time for you to go explore the castle and grounds. Some of my most favourite photos have been taken here. After your stop at the castle we go on to the magical Island over the stunning and well known Skye bridge before heading onto the Fairy Pools though the heart of the Cuillins. At the Fairy Pools you will have the time to explore as much or as little as you like (within the hour). You can go on just a small hike to the bottom pool or you can explore even further up and go to the very top pool with its spectacular views. After you have gotten tired from exploring it time for a little relaxing drive to the other side of the island going through Portree with a fantastic photo opportunity of the Old Man Of Storr on the other side. The mysterious Kilt Rock is next on the agenda. Here you will have a 15 minute stop for you to see the beauty it holds as well as take breath taking photos of the kilt coloured rock side and lovely water fall running off the side. After an action packed day its time to head home via the Wester Ross coastal road. Don’t worry thought there are still a view more stops for photos along the way home. The first of these are the Five Sisters which have a different views every where you look. The last stop on our whirlwind tour is the lovely Loch Carron. This is the final photo stop but most defiantly not the least. Its breath taking and one of my all time favourites.  You will arrive back in Inverness around  8pm.

There are a few choices of places to stop to have the quality picnic lunch that we provide for you depending on weather, timings and personal preference.We have had to extend the tour from 9 hours to 11 hours just to make sure we can fit everything in and theres enough time to enjoy the stops without rushing. We are now takings for booking for this and have a feeling its going to be very popular so book your space now.

I hope you enjoyed reading about the new adventure we are creating, I will keep you updated with the progress along the way.

Thanks for reading.

Mary 🙂




Even more tours to explore

Once again it is update time. I have tried not to leave it so long this time but we have been equally as busy. This last couple of weeks we have done a little rebranding and changed the picture on all the stationary. We have also added a few new exciting tours to our range as we have learnt more about our guests.


So lets start with talking about the new stationary. Trying to get the new leaflets right has probably been the toughest challenge I have had to date while I have been part of the company. I very quickly did some about a month ago using the old leaflets as a template and just changing the bits that needed doing before sending them to be printed. I was quite proud of this until they arrived a week later. The first thing we noticed was that the computer had change the world Beauly to beauty. Then we noticed that all the Eilean Donan castles where spelt incorrect due to my dyslexic brain telling me that the one that was wrong on the original leaflets was correct so I changed all the others to match… opps  so all in all we had 5000 leaflets that were rendered useless and  £300 down the drain that we would never see again. Needless to say I spent a good few hours on the next lot.

On the new leaflets we added a picture that I took of Eilean Donan castle (photography is a passion of mine) while I joined the team on tour last month. That wasn’t the only change that we made. We added a whole new evening tour in as well as changing the text to a more readable and modern style. We added little more about us and injected the teams personalty into them. The most important thing was the fact we got 3 people to proof read them before sending off for a measly 2500 but now they have arrived and look amazing!! we will be ordering some more very soon.

While we changed the picture on the leaflets we decided to order some more business cards at the same time. So I also changed the picture on them and moved the text a bit so again they look clearer and more modern. I am most defiantly very proud of the way they have turned out and hand them out any chance that I get. I’m thinking of getting some made with my name and role on them just so I can hand them out at meetings and look important hehe.

I am very excited to inform you that the first of our two vans will be getting sign written this Thursday. I can’t wait to see how the new design turns out. Once again we have decided on a modern look with the new picture we have changes the rest of the stationary to. We have also included the symbols for all the social media platforms that we use, Facebook, Instagram (my favourite) and Twitter. We have also started a new website which is that one Is marks baby that he has built from the blank screen up. I have to admit he has done a cracking job, that reminds me I need to add a blog on there too….


New Tours

We started the expansion with the plan of making things simple and only use the tours that have proven to be popular in the past 4 years that Wendy has run the company and tours her self. However as, many businesses do we have changed our plans and business model as we go along. We now have a total of 5 tours and have 2 more in development. We started with just the 2 Isle of Skye tours which have been popular for many years. However we have discovered that more companies have now cottoned on to this and have set them as their main tours. So even though we offer extras that they don’t, the picnic lunch for instance, we don’t like to be the same as others. Which means we have expanded even further and added tours that suite different people. At the end of the day its our guests holiday and we want to be the highlight that they remember when they go home.

So our tours we now offer;

  • Isle of Skye, Kilt Rock – 9 hours and lunch included
  • Isle of Skye, Fairy Pools – 9 hours and lunch included
  • Local evening Tour – 3 hours
  • Ship Excursion – 6 hours
  • Walking/Hikeing – 6 hours and lunch included

We have tried to accommodate for everyones individual tastes so now we have tours that involve a lot of walking and ones that focus more on the history of the highlands. Mark has taken on the walking tours as he loves to be in the outdoors. Wendy is a much better story teller when it comes to the history side of things. We do still have Eddie as part of the team but he has taken a little step back due to other commitments so he mainly takes on the role of the evening tours.

Mark and Wendy took Bella the company’s mascot and our middle child, Faye 6, to explore the walking tour of Plodda falls and Dog falls. They had such a good day discovering the paths with the waterfalls and steams. We always test our routes to make sure they are suitable for people of all ages and abilities and Bella always loves an adventure.

As I said we have 2 new tour routes in development at the moment so make sure you stay tuned to find out what the exciting new routes area and what adventures we go on along the way.

Thank You as always for reading

Mary Craven