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Ancestry & Clan Tours & Research
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Ancestry & Clan Research Tours

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Ancestry & Clan Research Tours: Work with Professional Genealogist APG & SGS Member & qualified STGA Tour Guide, for family and/or clan research . Then bespoke a memorable private tour to allow you ‘to walk in the footsteps of your ancestors’.

Ancestry & Clan Research Tours

Work with our Professional Genealogist and qualified STGA Tour Guide, for your family and/or clan research – then bespoke a memorable private tour to allow you ‘to walk in the footsteps of your ancestors’.

RobbieMac offers professional Scottish and colonial genealogy services and has worked with numerous clients worldwide to:

  • Research their family ancestry and / or clan history.
  • Compile Family History Reports.
  • Organise bespoke Ancestral and Clanlands Tours.
  • Provide advice & guidance on organising Family Reunions & Clan Gatherings.

Robyn is lead researcher and is a professional genealogist and tour guide:

  • Professional genealogist for over 20 years specialising in Scottish Families, Highland Clans and the Returning Scots Diaspora.
  • Member of Scottish Genealogy Society.
  • Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
  • Scottish Tour Guides Association (STGA) registered and insured Tour Guide.
  • Highlands of Scotland Tour Guides Association (HOSTGA) registered and insured Tour Guide.

Robyn brings vast professional expertise and local knowledge to your ancestral tour or clan enquiries. We will work with you via email, telephone, Facebook or Skype to carry out research before your tour. to ensure you get the most out of it.

It is important to us that we ensure our personal Family History Report is comprehensive, and that the bespoke ancestral or clan tour, and/or family meetings or gathering, make your trip to Scotland very, very special! We create a ‘personal bespoke package’ to suit individual interests and research outcome depending on the results of your research.

Research can be challenging in some instances. Many are surprised to find they have Scots-Irish or colonial connections – and this opens up a whole new avenue of research and family history for them.

Local knowledge makes a world of difference. Tailor-made tours are crafted by trusted local experts, once your family history has been researched and your tour outline agreed. The big question is: how long do you want to spend on your ancestry tour?

Be warned, it will be a very emotional tour when you walk in the ‘footsteps of your ancestors’!

Pick up

  • Thurso, Scrabster, Wick, Castle of Mey, John o'Groats, Invergordon., Inverness or Dornoch – or location agreed when booking.
  • Cruise Ship and Ferry passengers are met by the guide outside service port gate, a short walk from the gangway.
  • Train passengers are met by guide at Wick or Thurso Rail Stations.

 Tour duration

  • Half Day; Day; or Extended Multi Day Tours - to be agreed when finalising tour.

Pickup Time: 09:00

Dropdown Time: 17:00 or flexible (tours for cruise ships, ferries and trains will be aligned to times in port or station).

 Things to bring

  • Windproof/rainproof hooded jacket
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Ancestry Report and notebook.
  • Camera


  • Professional driver-guide
  • Indemnity insurance
  • Modern sedan, fuel & parking
  • Small Group Tour (3 max sedan or 7 MPV)
  • Personalised ancestry tour


  • Meals - Food and drinks, unless agreed
  • Admission fees to attractions and personal shopping
  • Local Whisky/Gin/Beer Tours and Tastings
  • Personal travel and loss insurance

 Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

 Additional Info

  • We attempt to provide accessible locations in our tours, however due to the antiquity of some sites, not all are wheelchair accessible.

Responsible Travel & Tourism

We commit to making our world a little bit better, one step and one experience at a time by:

  • Membership of: Green Tourism, National Trust, RSPB, World Wildlife Foundation
  • Working with ‘local businesses and services’ to build our tours
  • Raising the % of meals on offer, based on local cuisine and local produce
  • Regular rubbish pickups at the local scenic point

RobbieMac Tours © 2020

Mobile: (0044) 07854638268 / (0044) 07799688379 / (0044) 01955611522



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Key facilities

Accessible Parking and Dropoff Disabled Parking
Dornoch Invergordon Inverness John o' Groats Mey Thurso Wick
Coach Driver guide Minibus Small coach
Bespoke Large Group (31+) Medium Group (17-30) Private Small Group (1-16)
Ancestry Family History


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RobbieMac Tours

We are ‘Good-to-Go’. RobbieMac Tours has achieved certification & has redesigned our current tours to comply with COVID restrictions with the need for social distancing, lots of fresh air, sanitising and the wearing of facemasks – and frm this our 'Wee Walks Tours' were born. Great Scottish Highlands 'Experiences' with: -Bespoke & Custom Tours & Walks -Ancestry & Clan Research & Tours -Corporate & Events Management Tours -Step-on Guiding

Opening times

Monday - Sunday GMT 06:30 - 21:00

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