Experience Scotland like your ancestors
Whether you've got your full family history and ancestry traced, want to find out more, or simply feel a connection with Scotland, come and discover first-hand the spirit of Scotland and the fascinating ancestral experiences the country to enjoy.
All you need to know on ancestry
Discover how your ancestors lived and follow in their footsteps as you explore Scotland.
Explore your unique ancestry on holiday in Scotland
Your Scottish ancestral journey starts now! Discover how your ancestors lived and follow in their footsteps as you explore Scotland. Find everything from historic castles and battlefields to immersing yourself in our unique events and traditional music. Soak up the fascinating atmosphere and history that each location offers.
Discover your clan
Many people across the world are lucky enough to have ancestral ties to Scotland – are you one of them?
Learn about where in Scotland the clans have their ancestral roots, or find which castles are connected to which clans and discover these stories for yourself. Plan the holiday of a lifetime where you can visit the towns, villages and streets where your Scottish ancestors would have once travelled.
Find out what life was like
Feel connected to your ancestors by discovering more about their professions, language, culture and landscape.
There are also plenty of great events and festivals with ancestral connections to enjoy, including clan gatherings and Highland games.
Tracing your family tree
There are lots of great resources available when looking to research your Scottish ancestry DNA. Get inspiration by checking out excellent online resources
Join a guided tour to really get to know Scotland.
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