Wildlife & Habitat Charity of 2024: Supporting Marine Conservation

Dolphin at Aberdeen Harbour

Exploring the Buchan Coastline: Supporting Dolphin Conservation Nestled along Scotland’s pretty Buchan Coastline is a hidden gem dedicated to the protection and study of marine life: the Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit (CRRU) in Gardenstown. They are our chosen Wildlife & Habitat Conservation charity for 2024, and we are thrilled to highlight their invaluable work […]

Exploring Pictish Heritage & Folklore

Pictish Symbol stone at the foot of Tap O'Noth

Aberdeenshire has an abundance of Ancient Pictish Heritage ready to be explored. Welcome to Aberdeenshire, where every town tells a tale, and the hills whisper secrets of times long gone. As you travel on your journey around the northeast of Scotland, prepare to be charmed by the rich legacy of Pictish history that left its […]

Our guides tell all… why you should visit Aberdeen

Our meeting place on Rosemount Viaduct

Sometimes it is nice to hear from the experts why planning a visit to Aberdeen in the northeast of Scotland is a good idea. So we asked our guides… Alex, where is your favourite place to visit? Aberdeenshire is a very special and somewhat undiscovered area of Scotland, although my favourite place is extremely well […]

Supporting Wildlife in Aberdeenshire

Red Squirrels are protected species

A new tour season and a new opportunity to support the wildlife in our beautiful Aberdeenshire. Our charity for 2023 is The North East Wildlife and Animal Rescue Center Last year we introduced our Wildlife and Habitat Support Fund to increase our efforts to support nature and wildlife charities which protect and restore the landscape […]

Grampian Escapes is expanding

The Watchers at Corgarff

Grampian Escapes and Tours ran its first tour season in 2018, and after a few interesting and challenging years, we are pleased to announce we are expanding! Grampian Escapes and Tours was founded by Jacqueline van den Akker in 2018. After moving to Aberdeen in 2002, she spent a lot of time exploring Aberdeenshire at […]

4 Tips when visiting Scotland

Sightseeing in Scotland

A trip to Scotland is for many a dream. People spend months dreaming of places they want to visit. There are a few things to be aware of when travelling around our beautiful country, they can either be a frustration or part of our quirkiness. Many of our cities and towns will have a good […]

Aberdeenshire’s Balmoral & Royal Deeside

Balmoral Castle on Royal Deeside

Aberdeenshire was thrust onto the world’s stage, with the passing of our beloved Queen Elizabeth II. When the Queen stayed in Aberdeenshire last September, no one anticipated this was to be her last visit to her beloved Balmoral. Our Majestic Aberdeenshire & Deeside After the news broke many felt and mourned the loss of Her […]