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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Links

This page is divided into two section, the first relating to sites that are of general interest relating to the subject of Scottish Pilgrimage, and the second relates to the interests of some of the SPRF members and organisations.

General Pilgrimage Links

"Scotland's Pilgrim Future" is a YouTube film that has been produced by Duncan MacLaren and looks at the history of Pilgrimage in Scotland and its revival over the last few years. This 23 minute film features many of the persons who are now active in the Forum and features items such as the Ayrshire Pilgrimage route and the potential of an Iona to St Andrews route.
Duncan MacLaren has granted us permission to link directly into this YouTube film and we would recommend that you view this thought provoking video. To view click on this link to access.

The very first Pilgrim route that was established with a Scottish element was the St Cuthbert's Way.
Set up in 1999 as both a general Long Distance Walking route and pilgrimage it links the spiritual homes of St Cuthbert (7th Century Saint) at Melrose and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
This route is walked by hundreds each year as a Pilgrimage, especially around Holy Week and by a large number of international pilgrim throughout the spring to autumn seasons.
For details on this walking route link to the website www.stcuthbertsway.net

The Borders Abbeys Way was opened in 2008 and it links the sites of five 12th century Abbeys (4 only remain as ruins).
This route speaks of the great growth of monastic life under the patronage of King David I and Queen Margaret.
For details on this walking route link to the website www.bordersabbeysway.com

Many walking on pilgrimages are interested in visiting Sacred Building as they pass by. The Scotland's Churches Scheme has a website and a series of publications that detail such churches.
The website to access is www.sacredscotland.org.uk.

SPRF Membership Links


Walking Support - John Henderson
We deliver planning, booking and other support services to long distance walkers on a range of Ways / Trails throughout Northern Britian. Additionally we specialise in supporting Pilgrim walkers and groups, many of them arriving from international countries.
www.walkingsupport.co.uk


ACTS - Action of Churches Together in Scotland
www.acts-scotland.org


Forth Pilgrim Ltd - Roger Pickering
Forth Pilgrim passions:
Connecting people with amazing stories on location, outdoors.
Getting all ages exploring history, active in body mind and spirit.
Pilgrim Routes. Walking. History. Education. Drama. Events. Fun.
Contracted to Historic Scotland - School 'pilgrim adventures' to Dunfermline Abbey
www.forthpilgrim.org


Iona Community
Most weeks from mid March to early November there are two pilgrimages around the island, usually on a Tuesday. These are primarily for guests of the Iona Community staying at their islands' centres, but are also open to members of the public. The on-road pilgrimage is about 2-3 miles and starts at approx 12noon. The off-road pilgrimage is about 6-7 miles long over sometimes boggy and difficult terrain. It starts at approx 10.15am.
www.iona.org.uk



Comrie Croft - Andrew Donaldson
www.comriecroft.com


Craig Lodge Trust
Craig Lodge is a Catholic retreat centre set amid the lochs and glens of Argyll, Scotland. We offer themed retreats or simply come for quiet, peaceful break. Guests are welcome to join the Community in their daily prayers.
www.craiglodge.org


Scotland's Churches Trust
Scotlandís Pilgrim Journeys, part of Scotlandís Churches Trust, promote an initial six ancient pilgrim routes which can be accessed on www.scotlandspilgrimjourneys.com and travelled in various ways and stages, identifying significant churches and sacred sites to be visited. Pilgrims and visitors are able to search and download information on Scotlandís churches and historic sacred sites featured on the Journeys.
www.scotlandspilgrimjourneys.com



The Saint Andrew's Way - Cameron Black
www.thesaintandrewsway.com


Luss Parish Church
www.lussonline.net


Walk the Camino Ltd.
Scottish based Camino specialists, we devote all our time and expertise to walking the Camino in France and Spain. Our first hand specialist knowledge comes into its own here, helping you plan your walk with the minimum amount of bother and the maximum amount of personal care. We will gladly create a personalised Camino tour designed specifically around your needs and interests.
www.walkthecamino.com



Scotways - Heritage Paths
www.heritagepaths.co.uk


The Whithorn Trust
www.whithorn.com


Scottish Churches Rural Group - David Atkinson
www.acts-scotland.org


Scottish Episcopal Church - Home Mission Committee
www.scotland.anglican.org



Whitekirk & Tyninghame Parish Church
joanne.evansboiten@gmail.com


St Ternan's &Christ Church, Kincardine O'Neil
www.christchurchkon.weebly.com


Sannox Christian Centre
The vision of the SCC reflects the ethos of the Celtic Mission Ė Christ at the centre but open to all. It is founded on the three areas of Celtic Christianity Ė devotion to God, hospitality and service to the community and mission to the world.
www.sannox.org



Tom Jennings
tomjennings77@gmail.com


Kenneth Spittal
ken.spittal@btinternet.com


Dunfermline Heritage Community Project
clivewillcocks@btopenworld.com


David Langworth
david@maps.myzen.co.uk


Alan & Ruth Forsythe
ruthfor04@yahoo.co.uk


Paisley Abbey - Church of Scotland
Paisley Abbey has celebrated its 850 anniversary and a part of the celebrations has been a Pilgrimage Walk from the Abbey to Whithorn Priory.
The event was such a success that there are now plans to extend the route to Glasgow Cathedral and to re-establish this as a permanent pilgrim route.
www.paisleyabbey.org.uk



Peter Joynson



John Woodside
christianpict@gmail.com


H Dane Sherrard
dane@mountpleasantgranary.net


Holy Socks
Holy Socks started in 2000 and they have always emphasised life as a journey and Christian life as a pilgrimage
www.holysocks.co.uk


The Church of Scotland
The Church of Scotland is a member through the interests of their "Church and Society Council".
www.churchofscotland.org.uk



The Way of St Andrews
hugh@hjlockhart.co.uk


The St Cuthbert's Coffee Shop
staidans@me.com


Society of Friends of
Glasgow Cathedral

gifforda@sky.com


Geoffrey Hardman Carter
geoff.h.carter@btinternet.com


Richard Murray
murrayrichard@mac.com


Fife Coast & Countryside Trust
We are an independent environmental charity committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to experience Fife's great outdoors.
www.fifecoastandcountrysidetrust.co.uk


The Three Saints Way
A walking route under development linking Killin with St Andrews with links to St Kessog, St Serf and St Fillan.
www.threesaintsway.com


Clear Services Ltd
An independent consultancy that supports action and organisational change for a more environmentally sustainable society.
www.clearserv.co.uk



Margaret Colquhoun
margaret.private@pishwanton.com


Elie & Earlsferry History Society
A society that is working to maintain and develop the local history and build up digital records for future generations to enjoy.
www.eliehistory.com



Eric & Catherine Simpson
cmsimpson10@btinternet.com


Hazel Anderson
handerson@btinternet.com


Sister Margaret Ann Minards
margaretannminards@yahoo.co.uk


Lynne Collinson
lynncollinson3@gmail.com


Discover Dunfermline Tours
Dunfermline, Scotlands old capital city has such a rich history it has to be experienced to be understood. With Discover Dunfermline come and walk Scotlandís other Royal Mile.
www.discoverdunfermline.com


Confraternity of Saint James
A UK-based charity established to promote the pilgrimage to the shrine of St James in Santiago de Compostela.
www.csj.org.uk


Cheviot Churches : Church of Scotland
We are a grouping of originally three separate parishes to to the south of Kelso. Each of our ancient parishes has a tale to tell. We have nearly a 1000 years of history to offer.
www.cheviotchurches.org


Cappella Nova
Cappella Nova has an unrivalled reputation as champions of Scotlandís unique treasury of early vocal music.
www.cappella-nova.com



Gilbert markus
gilbertscm@aol.com


Jill Baker
ejillbaker@btinternet.com


Strathearn Episcopal Churches
Our three congregations, St Columba's, Crieff, St Serf's, Comrie and St Angus's, Lochearnhead, serve people in the beautiful area of Strathearn, which stretches from Crieff, through Comrie to Lochearnhead.
www.strathearnchurches.org.uk


YWAM Ignite
YWAM Ignite has the desire to reach out to the travelers in and around Oban; whether they might be tourists scouting the land, or pilgrims on a spiritual journey. We want to ignite the flame of the Holy Spirit through several ministries and using the gifts and talents God has given us
www.ywamignite.com


Heart of Argyll
Heart of Argyll Tourism Alliance (HOATA) was formed as a co-operative in 2010 with the purpose of actively marketing the Dalriada Heart of Argyll region as a credible tourist destination.
www.heartofargyll.com


Christian Heritage Edinburgh
The vision of Christian Heritage Edinburgh is to inspire and challenge todayís generation by bringing the extraordinary spiritual history of Edinburgh to life.
www.christianheritageedinburgh.org.uk



Marion Bowman
marion.bowman@open.ac.uk


Sheilagh Kesting
smkesting@btinternet.com


St Mirin's Pilgrims
gerrymurdoch@hotmail.com


Sarah Akehurst
sarahakehurst7@googlemail.com


Valentine Bold
valbold@yahoo.com


Aberlady Conservation & Heritage Society
The Society aims to research, conserve and promote the villageís historic and natural environment. We do this by organising local archaeology and conservation projects, and by a monthly programme of talks.
www.aberladyheritage.com

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