Scotland Retreat Travel

We’re so glad that you will be joining us for our retreat in Scotland! She’s a beautiful, rugged and welcoming country and we hope that you will fall in love with her as much as we have. This document will cover travel and suggestions to make your time in Scotland spectacular.

Airlines & Airports

Glasgow Airport (GLA) is the country’s main airport and is closest to our retreat centers. It is well served by flights from the East Coast, check for charter flights which are less expensive from the following carriers:
Thomas Cook

AerLingus, Icelandair and Norwegian Airlines also offer good deals.

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is another option, sometimes with better savings. While this is on the east coast of the country, it is only 70 miles from Glasgow and the airport has a good shuttle service to Glasgow.

Prestwick Airport (PIK) This is on the west coast and is a small airport, but also with good rail and bus connections to Glasgow. Rail travel takes about 40 minutes to the center of Glasgow.

Inverness Airport (INV) This is the closest and easiest option for those heading straight to Alladale Wilderness Reserve.

Travel to the Retreat Centers

For our Magic, Medicine and Myth retreats at the Ecoyoga Centre:
From Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, take service 926 to Lochgilphead (the bus continues to Campeltown). Bus schedule can be found HERE

If you can let us know which bus you are taking we can pick you up in Lochgilphead.

For our Rewilding retreats at Alladale Wilderness Reserve:
From Glasgow Queen Street Station or Inverness take the train to Ardgay . Train schedule can be found HERE

If you let us know which train you are taking we can pick you up in Ardgay. You can check in as early as 12pm on the 11th.

Of course, we recommend you arrive in Scotland a few days prior to the retreat and explore this beautiful country. Ideas for side trips and explorations will happily be supplied.

For each retreat we will have a group chat or WhatsApp group to share travel details and times.

What To Bring

Our retreat locations are on the same latitude as Moscow and the Alaska peninsula, but thanks to the Gulf Stream and our maritime climate, not quite as cold! However our summers tend to be cool and wet compared to the rest of Europe. July averages about 59F to 63F, though temperatures can be higher or lower. Scotland also enjoys changeable weather, meaning it can be sunny, windy, rainy and stormy all in the space of an afternoon. Days are also long in July, with about 16-18 hours of sunlight.

With this in mind, we recommend:
Layering clothing, it can be warm and sunny and then cool winds, so bring lots of layers.
• Rain gear
• Good walking shoes, ideally waterproof
• If you have trouble sleeping when it’s light, an eye mask will help.
• Insect repellent which works for no-see-ums. The Scottish midge is famous the world over. They are active early in the morning and at night.
• Adapter for your charger. Uk electricity is 240v.
• Swimwear for the ‘Magic, Medicine and Myth’ retreat.

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