Royal Scottish are pleased to have been accoladed with a recent nomination in the 2019 Scottish Highlands and Island Rural Enterprise Awards (SHIRE) for our support of rural and local communities throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. As part of our trading ethos we are always particularly keen to work with local indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs, if you are one of those working in the West or North of Scotland please do not hesitate to get in touch
We were delighted to hear this month that Royal Scottish have, for the second year running, been awarded best Scottish Cruise operator by Scottish Enterprise. Having first received this award in 2018, we take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for us, and we also wish to thank all our hard working team, in the office and onboard, together with all our suppliers and partners for making this possible. Thank you again and let’s aim for a hat trick next year!
Welcome aboard! Our season is just around the corner and the team are hard at work making a few changes to The Spirit of Fortitude for 2019.
Amongst which she is now resplendent with her dark blue hull but guest can be assured of the same exceptional standards for which we have become renowned.
Whether you are looking to venture to new areas among fellow travelers or go on a family adventure by choosing our private charter option, we will succeed in matching expectations and even more.
We are happy to announce that we have won this fine award.
We would like to thank our many guests from all over the world who have experienced the best that can be offered.
Tour to the world heritage conservation site St Kilda, known to many around the world for its representation of man’s ability to survive for almost 4000 years perched right at the very edge of the world! The party aboard where a cotectic mix from all differing regions, as settle into the cruise they all started to form a bond. Bound by their interest and hopes to be one of life’s very few to reach St Kilda and experience the land where time literally stood still. The journey was exhilarating and the party where thrilled to see a shawl of dolphins including 2 very small young.
When arriving at St Kilda the sun was glorious which set the scene for a perfect day. Nothing quite prepares you for the vast stacks, covered white with the breading birds and the array of hand built little cottages identifying not one but 2 bygone dates. Perched in between the roofed cottages where the old cottages which must have continued to be used. The sheer scale of the village street in St Kilda is much larger than most people imagine and really sets the tone of how life was back in the day when it was populated. Man’s determination to carve out a life is in my opinion most demonstrated when you visit such a place as the use of tools and resources would have been very much restricted yet St Kilda is packed with structures made with huge rocks that must have been incredibly hard to move let along build with. These are for living accommodation and the drying huts for fish and birds etc.
Superyacht cruises will soon be coming to Scotland next season. We will soon be bringing a charter ship to the West Coast of Scotland in order to increase the offering within marine tourism. The west coast of Scotland has always been know and talked about for being one of the best places in the world to sail! This is not just fluff, this is a true statement of fact which has now been backed up by so many and votes and given Sailing Today one of the best loves sailing magazines has recognized this.
Currently on offer for sail chartering and whole boat private chartering is a tremendous offering! You can see this in the different companies available and the growth in both their fleets as well as repeat business. We like being part of this offering and to create a different size on offer seemed like the best way forward, as there is a gap in this offering, both size and luxury are paramount but not too big as to not get into important anchorages.