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First 5 innovations for 2016

donkey trekking

On November 24, 2015 By Andy Bateman

We asked our guests and the loudest voices spoke out requesting a trip for the Black Cuillin. We’ve also acted on our past recommendations and started work on a Dads and Lads wee break (which will be device free – a chance to bond over a fire) plus new cultural tours with wee wanders rather than mountain marches and to top it all off, we’ll be going international by offering some hiking in France, supported with a donkey! Read on for full details

1. Skye Black Cuillin

Skye Cuillin

It’s booked in the programme. We’re heading to Skye in May to tackle the Black Cuillin. We’ll be staying at Sligachan Cottages. Only 6 places available.

Pencil it in the diary: May 21st to May 28th. Contact Andy for full details of the programme of walks and a price.


2. Snowshoeing in the Cairngorms for Easter


Early Easter holiday this year – so we’re going to put it to good use and turn the Easter break into a snow shoeing adventure. Andy has the details in hand and will be posting up the itinerary and price by the end of the month. Keep your eyes peeled.

3. Trekking with a donkey

Donkey Trekking

If you like hiking and have a young family this really is a must for you. We’ve been over to France twice now on 2 different treks with donkeys and we enjoyed it so much we’re offering the chance for our guests to have a go. We’ve removed the hassle for you and you won’t even need to struggle with the translation part as Rebecca has done that for you and our hosts in France (especially Pascal) are very welcoming and speak enough English to for you to get by.

Coming soon for summer 2016 – just the final translation to do and it will be available on our newly designed website.

4. New winter expedition – Southern Cairngorms (Braemar)

There’s a big forestry scheme starting in March in Knoydart this year so we’re unable to run the Knoydart Winter Wilderness. The accommodation isn’t available and we don’t want to get in the way of the reforestation. So we’re drafting up a new option, which will go live any day. The route takes in the southern Cairngorm peaks: Beinn Bhrotain, Carn a’Mhaim, Derry Cairngorm, Benn a’Chaorainn. This trip is by invitation only. You will need to contact Andy or be on our newsletter list to receive full details. This trip will not be publicly available on our website.

Winter expedition Cairngorms

5. Loyalty Scheme

Our sincere thanks go to those of you who have been impressed enough by our trips to recommend them to your friends. It is always good to hear that you’ve done a good job. To this end we’ve taken the decision this year to try out a new Loyalty Scheme.

We will offer you a £50 credit* to use against a future trip with Scot Mountain Holidays if a friend of yours books a trip with us (please make sure they mention your name when booking). This offer is not limited to just one friend, the more friends you recommend to us the more vouchers you’ll receive.


1. The credits are not redeemable against weekend courses or accommodation only bookings or self-guided packages.

2. Your friend must not have travelled with Scot Mountain Holidays before.

3. Your friend must mention your name at the time of booking.

4. For each of your friends who books & pays in full for a trip with Scot Mountain Holidays, £50 will be credited to your Bonus account.

5. Accrued Bonuses are redeemable against a future trip with Scot Mountain Holidays, at the end of the year in which your friends have travelled with us.

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