Tailored Ancestry Tours in Scotland

People move from one country to another for myriads of reasons. This has been the case throughout mankind’s history, and is probably even more so today. The result of all this migration is that numerous people live in countries different from that of their ancestors. Certainly people from Scotland, generally easily recognizable by their distinctive accent, have settled all over world. Many of their descendants travel to Scotland and, by means of Ancestry Tours, get to see where their forebears lived and learn more about their roots.


Throughout Scotland there are tour guides who specialize in Ancestry Tours and understand that there are various reasons that people make this trip in the first place. The reasons for the visit often depend on the strength of affinity the person has with Scotland. This can be related to the number of generations ago the ancestor left Scotland, although even with a gap of many generations, some people have a strong emotional attachment to the country. Some tourists may have a passing interest in their family tree which they incorporate into an overall tour of Scotland, while others visit the country for the specific purpose of tracing their ancestry.

Whatever the reason is for the visit, it is essential to book an Ancestry Tour well in advance of leaving home. The tour company then has the time to investigate their extensive resources and compile an itinerary to ensure that they take their clients to all places of interest relating to their specific request. Realistically, tracing ancestors very often involves visits to ancient graveyards in small, virtually unchanged villages. Understandably, this is can be an emotional issue for some folk – a situation that a good tour guide will treat with compassion. Of course, there is always the chance that some distant living relative will be found, sparking off a family reunion with lively discussions relating to common ancestry. Very often a tour is a bit of both.

Scotland is a country of great beauty, with a rich cultural heritage and history that attracts millions of tourists every year. Visiting Scotland for an Ancestry Tour adds a whole new dimension to the experience for some of those tourists.