Pilgrim Journeys

What are the Pilgrim Journeys?

Scotland’s Pilgrim Journeys bring together the travels of Scotland’s Celtic Saints and Medieval traditions of pilgrimage with modern faith journeys.
A network of Pilgrim Journeys crisscrosses the whole of Scotland, encompassing many local routes and sites. Scotland’s network is part of a growing international renaissance of pilgrimage connecting us with the islands of Britain and Ireland, with Europe and with other continents.
You can follow the Journeys by road transport, by bicycle, and by walking the parts where safe paths are available. Each Journey is divided into meaningful stages which enables different parts to be enjoyed in different ways, as your time and choices allow. Each stage also has its own interpretative themes which can be followed in either direction, by simply reversing the route information.

Philip Smith, St Margaret Journey

“A personal favourite is St Margaret’s Chapel at Edinburgh Castle. Incredible simplicity but very spiritual.”

Tue, 06 Nov 2012

Scottish Pilgrim Journeys

Travel through Scotland and through time.
Scotland’s Pilgrim Journeys connect ancient traditions with contemporary life.
You experience historic pilgrim centres and hidden places of peace and beauty.
Travelling with a purpose you discover the layers of meaning in Scotland’s landscape, and encounter Scotland’s sacred places at first hand.
Follow the footsteps of many generations on a way of faith.


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