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Scottish Borders

Whisky, Wildlife and Gin Tour Full Day Edinburgh

Welcome to The Bigger Tour. Fully licensed and insured. Be driven through the stunning scenery of the Southern Uplands. Later I can drop you off to visit a Distillery producing Whisky and Gin or a museum if you wish. A packed lunch can be arranged.

Pick up Edinburgh Coates Crescent Gardens by William Gladstone statue (Tram Station: West End) then onto the historical towns of Biggar and Hawick.

​We will  stop in Biggar for a while learning about the history of the Burgh town.

We will then travel to St Mary's Loch looking for wildlife such as Osprey summer visiting, Brown Hare, Golden Eagle or Deer.

​Once we arrive at Hawick a number of options are available either tour the local Whisky and Gin Distillery (extra cost) , tour Johnston's of Elgin and learn about the manufacture of Knitwear such as Cashmere (free admission) , visit Wilton Lodge Park museum TT bikers paradise or Borders Textile Towerhouse (free admission) ,look for wildlife such as otters or kingfishers along the river banks with me or just stop for a coffee at one of the many independent coffee shops.

Finally, we will  return to Edinburgh via an Old Stage Coach Road. Hot drinks, shortbread and a 'wee Dram' included. 

​A packed lunch arranged additional cost applies. 

​​Binoculars and spotting scope included for the duration of the tour. 

​This tour will depart Edinburgh (Coates Crescent West End Tram Station) 09:00 returning around 17:00. Cost from £75.00 per adult.

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From £75 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

The Bigger Tour

49 Main Street
South Lanarkshire
United Kingdom
ML11 8JU

Tour information


  • Edinburgh


1 Day


  • Minibus


  • Bespoke
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • Gin
  • Landscapes
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Whisky
  • Wildlife

Covid 19 Facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Contactless payment only
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Socially distanced spaced seating

Tour prices

From £75 Per Adult £65 Per Child

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The Bigger Tour

Tour company information

The Bigger Tour

The Bigger Tour showcases the scenic Southern Uplands in the South of Scotland whilst travelling in an 8 seat minivan. Day trips from Edinburgh/Glasgow incorporate visits to distilleries, factories or museums, whilst stopping en route in the Southern Uplands looking for wildlife. Lunches can be arranged refreshments provided. Half day tours feature the Southern Uplands looking for the rich diversity of wildlife refreshments are provided en route. Local pick up possible. Private tours arranged. Binoculars supplied per person and spotting scope for use during the tour.

Opening times

Wednesday Thursday Friday. Other days by arrangement

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