About Us

My name is Alastair Cunningham and I formed Scottish Clans and Castles in 2000. Our company is based near Hawick in the Scottish Borders.

Our principal activity is bespoke tours of Scotland. We also arrange castles for groups and those looking for a weekend break. We offer personal driver-guided tours throughout Scotland and specialise in taking people to see their traditional clan lands and castles.


We are expanding steadily and have recently moved to larger premises; but we are acutely aware that our reputation for quality, in which much time and effort has been invested, is our best ambassador. Most of our customers we never see, but - as you may detect from the client comments - they often feel like good friends!

The Team

The other members of the team from whom you may hear are Violet Lovatt, who ensures that your holidays all run smoothly, Fiona Elworthy (Castles for exclusive use) and Ulrike Davies who looks after the German language side.


I do most of the research for the clan land tours myself and will also lead them personally where possible. My enthusiasm for castles and Scottish social history came relatively late in life, following an earlier career as an officer in the King's Own Scottish Borderers, and ten years in the ski holiday business.

Highland Tourism Innovation

Alastair Cunningham answered questions about his company at the Highland Tourism Innovation Day ...

Environmental Policy

For details of our environmental policy and tree planting at the Teaghlach Wood, click here.

Additional Information

If you would like to know anything else about the company, just email us at info@clansandcastles.com.

We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland!