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Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum

A network of organisations and individuals committed to developing routes for off-road pilgrimage travel across Scotland

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Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation - Charity No. SC045212

The diary of events for 2017 is now confirmed. Access these dates and events by clicking on this link.

The latest award of funding was from Scottish Natural Heritage to undertake a Capacity Building Pilot Project. This is related to the National Walking and Cycling Network and SPRF's focus will be on the development of pilgrimage walking routes.
Over the next few months there will be questionnaires and workshops where SPRF will work with as many of our route development volunteers as possible to support them in their steering group work.

The workshops are now underway and we will shortly be loading much of the material from these events to the website.

The "Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum" (SPRF) was established in February 2012 following a meeting of interested persons and organisations held at Culross Abbey. This follows a period over 2 to 3 years of seminars and meetings where ecumenical church groups and individuals, Scottish Parliamentarians, SNH, Visit Scotland and walking enthusiasts, to mention but some, have been looking at the potential for growth and development in "Faith Tourism" and Pilgrimage routes.

Since its establishment its membership and influence has expanded and by 2014 SPRF became a Scottish Charitable Incorported Organisation (SCIO).

This SCIO aims to be a focal point for discussion and development of Pilgrim Routes within Scotland.

To download a copy of our leaflet click on this LINK.

For fuller information on the background to the SPRF development and to understand what SPRF is planning to do link to the article written by Nick Cooke and published in "OPEN HOUSE" in the April/May 2012 edition.

To learn more about membership and how to become a "Full" or "Associate" member click on the "Members' section" or on this link then download a PDF constitution and application form.

2016 Programme of Meetings

  • Thursday 28th April we will meet at the Grassmarket Centre in Edinburgh, closely associated with the famous Greyfriars Kirk led by Rev Richard Frazer, which is developing its own distinctive approach to modern day pilgrimage.
  • Wednesday 28th / Thursday 29th September at Craig Lodge House of Prayer, Dalmally a meeting for members with a specific interest in faith tourism and pilgrim routes in Argyll.
  • Friday 21st October hosted by Comrie Croft in Strathearn, Perthshire our Gathering Meeting 2016 incorporate a walk along a section of the Three Saints Way ( Iona St Andrews) route as well as the 2016 AGM.
All meetings have been successful and the Trustees are now working on the programme for 2017. This will be shortly posted on the website.
For news of the 2016 events link to the Events page.

Norwegian Pilgrim walkers at Kirk Hill
Norwegian Pilgrim at Horsecastle Bay

Norwegian Pilgrim walkers at Kirk Hill, St Abbs
site of St Aebbe's monestary

Norwegian Pilgrim at Horsecastle Bay, site of
St Cuthbert & the two otters

Pilgrim walkers leaving Melrose Abbey
Northern Cross Pilgrims on route to Lindisfarne

Pilgrim walkers leaving Melrose Abbey

Northern Cross Pilgrims on route to Lindisfarne

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