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Meet Kirsty

Founder of An Turas Heritage Expeditions

Growing up in the Highlands of Scotland, I have always loved exploring the mountains, lochs, rivers and forests of Scotland and further afield. Over the years I have become fascinated with the remote ruined villages and crofts of the Highlands and Islands and I’ve developed a passion for our amazing Neolithic sites (of which we have many).
My love of learning about Celtic history and heritage continues to grow the more I learn and explore.

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After 8 years working for a renowned UK-based tour operator and laterally with a focus on delivering bespoke private tours, I have a wealth of experience in all that Scotland and Ireland have to offer.

Favourite regions: Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland, the Orkney Islands – each has their own character and unique landscape.

Favourite Sites: Kilmartin Glen, Maes Howe, Bosta Bay & Arichonan

Why Book With Us?

With An Turas you will be working with in-country experts who live and breathe Scotland and Ireland, destinations we know intimately. We know your time is precious and that a visit to our beautiful country may have been a life-long dream for you. Travelling with An Turas will give you peace of mind that you are tapping into our in-depth knowledge of the destinations that we love so much.

It may be that your ancestors emigrated from Ireland or Scotland and you want to reconnect with your roots, see what life may have been like for them and find out the reasons they may have left. Perhaps you just love exploring historic sites, from the ancient to the more modern. Scotland and Ireland have it all, dating back thousands of years!
We will take the time to get to know you and understand your reasons for travelling to our ancient and inspiring lands.

Trip Planning Process

Every journey with An Turas is entirely customised to your own unique wishes so that you know that you will experience all that you dreamed of, making the most out of your vacation. Each tour is private, meaning you and your traveling companions will be paired with one of our experienced and knowledgeable guides and private transport.

History, heritage and culture are at the heart of what we do and what we want to share with you. If you like to be active on vacation we can also include some beautiful hikes, tranquil sea kayaking, sailing or biking.


In the early stages of planning your trip we want to get to know about your interests and what you look to get out of your tour. We will discuss your goals for your trip and discuss itinerary ideas. We also want to make sure that as a company we are the right fit for you.

Trip Design

Now that your trip designer knows your trip ideas and aspirations, we will get to work on designing your personal trip proposal. 


We will work with you to fine-tune your itinerary and make sure you are 100% happy with the style and flow of the trip. 

Confirming Your Trip

When you are ready to commit, you’ll pay your deposit and we start to make the trip arrangements. At this point you can book your travel then sit back and look forward to your bespoke trip to Scotland or Ireland.


Are all of your tours private?

Yes, we only offer private multi-day tours. Each itinerary is designed just for you based on your interests and your reasons for visiting Scotland.

Can I self-drive?

We specialise in providing guided tours as we feel that this is truly the best way to make the most of your time in Scotland and the way we can add the most value to your tour. Our guides are our greatest asset that will bring our unique culture and history to life.

What will the weather be like?

We wish we knew the answer to this!

To ensure that you are able your trip as much as possible we highly recommend you come prepared for sun, wind and rain! A waterproof jacket, waterproof over-pants and good sturdy footwear are an absolute must, but hopefully you’ll also need your sunscreen too. We will provide an essential kit list prior to your travel to Scotland.

In the words of the great Billy Connelly ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes’.

How active are your tours?

It all depends on what type of tour you’d like to have. If you are comfortable with hiking a couple of miles it means we can take you to some of the more remote sites and provide a somewhat more immerive experience, away from the busier sites.

If you love to be active just let us know and we will make sure we weave in some beautiful hikes or even some sea kayaking or cycling.

If you are less mobile or don’t like to hike don’t worry, there are plenty of sites that are accessible for most abilities and require minimal effort to get to.

Plan Your Trip

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