Explore Scotland

Escape to the enchanting Western Highlands of Glasgow, a land of mystical beauty and captivating landscapes. Just a short drive from the bustling city, you’ll find yourself immersed in a realm of ancient castles, misty mountains, and shimmering lochs.

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond, nestled just 45 minutes from Glasgow in the picturesque Western Highlands region, offers a tranquil oasis where you can discover the true essence of Scotland. With its breathtaking scenery and rich history, Loch Lomond is a must-visit destination for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and history enthusiasts alike.

Ben Nevis

Towering majestically in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Ben Nevis beckons adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. With its rugged beauty and mystical allure, this iconic mountain offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Embark on the ultimate outdoor adventure as you hike to the summit, where breathtaking vistas will leave you in awe. Immerse yourself in the rich history and folklore that surrounds Ben Nevis, and discover why it has captured the imagination of explorers for centuries. Whether you’re seeking a thrilling challenge or a moment of tranquility amidst nature’s grandeur, Ben Nevis is sure to leave an indelible mark on your soul.


Humans have used the site where Oban now stands since at least Mesolithic times, as evidenced by archaeological remains of cave dwellers found in the town. Visit Dunollie Castle, a hidden gem that awaits your exploration. With its rich history and breathtaking views, this medieval fortress offers a glimpse into Scotland’s past. Discover the secrets of its ancient walls, wander through its stunning gardens, and feel the echoes of centuries gone by.

The River Coe

Prepare to be mesmerized by the majestic beauty of the River Coe in Glen Coe, Scotland. As you meander along its banks, you will be captivated by the enchanting symphony of rushing water and serene tranquility. This hidden gem nestled amidst the timeless landscapes of the Scottish Highlands beckons to all seekers of natural wonder. Lose yourself in the awe-inspiring views of towering mountains, lush greenery, and cascading waterfalls.

Loch Ness

Embark on a legendary adventure to Loch Ness, a place where ancient tales come to life. Nestled in the mystical Western Highlands of Scotland, Loch Ness captivates with its breathtaking beauty and mysterious allure. Delve into the depths of the loch’s fabled waters and immerse yourself in a realm of wonder and enchantment. Whether you’re searching for the legendary creature or simply seeking tranquility amidst nature’s grandeur, Loch Ness promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you spellbound.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle, located in Stirling, is one of the largest and most historically and architecturally important castles in Scotland. The castle sits atop an intrusive crag, which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position.Uncover the secrets of Stirling Castle’s storied past, and discover the legends and myths that have shaped this historic landmark. From the stirring tales of Scottish heroes to the intrigue of royal courts, every corner of this castle holds a story waiting to be told.

Local Excursions - Rabbie's

Rabbie’s small group tours are driven by curiosity and guided by storytellers. They find the stories that go deeper and live longer in travellers’ minds. To see the best that Scotland has to offer, Visit rabbies.com to find out more.

If you have time in your schedule and are interested in a tour, be sure to contact us for a 20% discount code as an ICIS delegate.

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