The HAGGiS Passion
Here at HAGGiS, our connection with not only the land, but the amazing people on it is everything.
The locals in Scotland have captured our hearts and the wildness of the rugged Highland and Islands has been imprinted on our personalities.
That is why it is our responsibility to nurture it.
WHAT IS MAKE TRAVEL MATTER?
We are mindful of our impact. MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experiences are our very own, unique and conscious travel experiences that we are committed to including on our tours. This is a force for good.
We have chosen with great care, some legendary experiences that aim to have a positive environmental and social impact on Scotland for one generation and the next.
6 Day Wild Skye Volunteer Adventure
Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime volunteer adventure on the beautiful Isle of Skye. This legendary experience provides the best mix between adventure and volunteering; all while making a difference on Scotland's magical landscapes and communities.
Between tree planting, path building and repair; You can expect stunning scenery, romantic castles, awe-inspiring waterfalls, legendary tales of our bloody history, whisky, and all-round guaranteed belly laughs.
The Sleat Community Trust
To create our inspiring volunteer project we teamed up with our mates at the Sleat Community Trust - one of Scotland’s best recognised charities in supporting the economic, environmental, and social development on the stunning Isle of Skye.
In partnership with the Sleat Community Trust we help to make a positive impact on Scotland's nature and community for generations to come.
Gaelic School Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
Dive into Scottish culture and speak like a local Scot as you visit the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. During an awesome Gaelic tutoring session you will not only learn about the founding language of Scotland but also help to keep an endangered cultural heritage of our homeland alive!
Why Tormore Forest needs people like you
Tormore Forest is a community-owned forest on the beautiful Sleat peninsula of the Isle of Skye; with jaw-dropping views to the Scottish mainland and stunning wee isles. The forest contains the remains of historical settlements that have huge potential to be used by Skye's residents and visitors to the island - but the community needs more helping hands to make the forest more accessible.
By helping to create a new fascinating site of interest you support the development of an amazing local-driven project. Being a part of this will tremendously benefit both locals and visitors for years to come.
Passionate about making a difference to the places you visit? Our Volunteer Adventure has an abundance of culture, history, nature and sustainable travel all rolled into one.
Eilean Donan Castle
Not only is this the most photographed castle in Scotland but it has also been a popular filming location. It has featured in movies such as: James Bond - The World is not Enough, Highlander and Made of Honour to name a few.
Whisky Distillery Tour
Experience the joys of Scotland's 'water of life'. Learn about how whisky is made with our golden barley and crystal clear water at Torabhaig Whisky Distillery and sample its fiery warmth yourself. Love it or hate it, whisky runs through our veins and is a must when visiting Scotland.
The Skye Inn Accommodation
Cosy up by the fire at our very own guest house accommodation in the quaint island village of Portree on the Isle of Skye. Share stories with fellow travellers and enjoy a dram or two. Only a short walk to the heart of the village where you'll find local shops, cafes, and of course pubs all around a beautiful harbour.
The Fairy Pools
The Fairy Pools are a series of wee waterfalls and turquoise pools, which have been risen to internet fame thanks to their natural beauty and magical charm. Sitting against a backdrop of stunning Cuillin mountains, you will lose yourself in your imagination; it truly is a one of a kind, spellbounding sight.
We'll show you the best of Scotland's wild side, and help you find yours too. The stories of your life are here in Scotland. We cannae wait to show ye!
A degree of physical fitness is required. Physical work will consist of activities such as tree planting, path building and repair, so you should be comfortable with this. This tour is the perfect split between some physical work and time to explore the island.
This tour includes: Local HAGGiS guide, 5 nights B&B accommodation (Single travellers will be allocated a twin room to share with another member of the group), Gaelic language workshop, transport in Mercedes Sprinter.
Inverness Bus Station
Stance no. 6
Please check-in from 08.15am for 08.30am departure.
Tour returns approx 5.30pm Inverness.
Predictably unpredictable. The Highlands wouldn’t be so green, and the lochs so magnificent, if it didn’t rain occasionally. Scotland has a worse reputation than it deserves in terms of weather but you should come prepared for a bit of everything. Wet weather gear, sun cream, t-shirts and jumpers are all recommended.
You can book this tour here.
(Please note that we are running this tour in conjunction with our sister company Highland Explorers).
This tour is running from the 24-29th of October 2022. The perfect time to experience autumn in Scotland!
A range of cooked and fresh breakfast options are included in this tour and will be provided at your accommodation.
Absolutely. All our tours are perfectly suitable to those of you travelling solo. You’ll be part of a small group, so it’s a great way to meet others and make new connections.
Rooms are on a twin share basis. Solo travellers will be allocated a twin room to share with another member of the group.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips.
We have discounted prices for students. You can view our full range of savings here.
The minimum age to join all our tours is 18 years old. As long as you are physically fit to participate in the Volunteer Project, we don’t have a maximum age.
Our mini bus is a 16-seater, perfect for a small group tour.
As of January 1st 2022, all our tours are carbon neutral. The carbon footprint of our tours includes emissions from all included transport, accommodation, and meals. Read more about how we measure our tour emissions here.
We are constantly assessing and following the government guidelines for any COVID-19 related restrictions. It is your responsibility to adhere to these requirements to ensure your arrival is not impacted and you can join your tour without issue.
You can check your country-specific visa requirements and travel restrictions on our Travel Requirements page.