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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

Wishing all our members and associate members Best Wishes for the New Year.
2018 should see many further enhancements in our route development programme and the introduction of monthly guided walks over the spring to autumn period.
We also hope to welcome many more members to the Forum
Check out the Events Page for new activities from both the Forum and its members.

Patron Launches the Forth to Farne Way
Sunday 15th October 2017

Lord Wilson of Tillyorn, Patron of the Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum and former Lord High Commissioner of the Church of Scotland launch this new 72 mile pilgrimage route between North Berwick and Lindisfarne.
This took place at Whitekirk St Mary's Church in East Lothian, this being directly on the line of the walking route.
For more inforation on this link to the News Section.

Reviving Scotland's 'Pilgrim Kingdom'
15th September 2017 - Markinch, Fife KY7 6DT

This year's Pilgrimage Gathering followed the same format as in recent years, focusing on the Fife Pilgrim Way long distance walking and cycling route.
The morning session of the Gathering was a walk along an attractive and interesting section of the Pilgrim Way starting in Riverside Park, Glenrothes and returning to Markinch Parish Church where lunch and the afternoon presentations took place. Finally there was the SPRF AGM to which all Associate and Full Members were encouraged to attend.
For a report on this event link to the News Page.

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 request a copy of our leaflet click on this LINK and type in your mailing address.

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.

2017 Programme of Meetings
We are able to announce that following details so that they can be put into members diaries. More details for each of the events will follow along with any other dates that may still be arranged.

  • Thursday 27th April - Old Govan Kirk, Glasgow - Spring Forum Meeting
  • Sunday 21st May - Heart & Soul 2017, Princes Street Garden, Edinburgh
  • Friday 15th September - Fife (location to be confirmed) - 2017 Pilgrimage Gathering and AGM
In addition to the above there is an onging programme of meetings related to all of the developing pilgrim route steering groups.
For more information on these meetings use the contact links on the relevant "Projects" section.

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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