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Wool & Whisky
Our Signature Tour

September 2023

(tentative dates)

Rowan Tree Travel & Fibercraft has its origins in creating trips to Scotland. Almost a decade later, it’s still our favorite destination. We love introducing our travelers to the country’s stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, friendly and irreverent residents and longstanding wool traditions. Our Wool & Whisky tour provides busy days and relaxed evenings at authentic Scottish inns and small hotels. We will visit a whisky distillery or two, wander through picturesque villages, including visits to our favorite fiber artisans on Skye and time in the quaint town of Pitlochry - and we will enjoy farm-to-table (or sea-to-table!) meals all along the way. Sometimes our tour will coincide with the Perth Festival of Wool or the Highland Games, but as dates are not yet set we cannot guarantee these activities. We will, most definitely, visit Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. It’s a beautiful city, full of stunning architecture and bustling city life. We simply cannot wait to take you to Scotland. See you there!

 

This trip can be combined with our Wool & Whisky: Highlands & Islands trip that will take place immediately following to this trip.

Trip Activity Level: Touring
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Highlands and Islands

September 10 - 23, 2023

(tentative dates)

Our much anticipated Highlands and Islands Edition of our signature Wool & Whisky tour will explore the most northerly regions of mainland Scotland - from Inverness to Dunnet Head, around the spectacular coast to Ullapool.  We will venture to the Orkney Islands, head by ferry to the Outer Hebrides, then fly to Glasgow.  This tour will cover a lot of ground, a lot of history, a lot of textile traditions - and just a wee bit of whisky!  Small yarn producers, indie dyers, tapestry artists and that iconic Harris Tweed will all be featured, along with farms keeping rare breed sheep!
Trip Activity Level: Touring
Trip Cost:
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Knitting in the
Northern Borders

Not Yet Scheduled

Join us for a jaunt through The Scottish Borders and Merry Old England!  We will visit farms, manor homes and castles, walk in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter, and cruise the beautiful Coniston Water as we knit our way through The Scottish Borders, Northumberland, Yorkshire and The Lake District!
Trip Activity Level: Touring

If you would like to be notified when
this tour is scheduled and open for registration, please click below to be added to the early contact list. 

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Walking Adventure in Scotland's Outer Hebrides

Not Yet Scheduled

Off the west coast of Scotland lies an archipelago of islands, known to Scots as “the Western Isles”. These islands, from tiny Barra in the south, to the more well known islands of Lewis and Harris in the north, are home to the largest population of Scottish Gaelic speakers and are the only place allowed to produce the famed Harris Tweed. The landscape varies greatly, from soft, white beaches to rugged mountains, fields of flowering machair, bogs and lakes aplenty. Days of hiking alternate with time at local crofts, ferry crossings, farm-to-table restaurants, seasonal events and the unforgettable Callanish Standing Stones.
Trip Activity Level: Walking

If you would like to be notified when
this tour is scheduled and open for registration, please click below to be added to the early contact list.