About Capercaillie Escapes

Helping create your perfect adventure


We are passionate about inspiring travel, great seasonal Scottish food and appreciating the natural beauty and hospitality of Scotland.

Established in 2014, Capercaillie Escapes offers a uniquely tailored travel advisory and itinerary planning service for trips and events across Scotland.

Everyone needs to escape now and then and there is no better place to try than here in Scotland.  We are here for people simply looking for some inspiration and fun for their holiday to Scotland, as well as for those living busy lives who may not have the time to plan a trip themselves.  We welcome groups of friends and family as well as corporate and team-building parties looking for a Scottish experience.

Holidaying in Scottish highlands and islands for more than 30 years.

Having holidayed locally in Scotland for more than 30 years to the highlands, islands and the west coast in particular, company founder Jane Carswell has always loved home; however only when she returned from living abroad did she appreciate how varied, vibrant and world-class Scotland really is!

jane-carswell-director-at-capercaillie-escapes-inspiring-travelThe feeling of escaping, switching off and exploring has always had an appeal; however the pace of life, calm and quality which Scotland can bring inspires me to share with others what I have found on my own travels.  I’ll never bore of finding a quaint wee restaurant in the middle of nowhere that serves up some of the best seafood or local meats you’ll find in any great city around the world….crashing waves on a stormy day, blue sky days in the heather covered mountains, views across the water to islands shrouded in a morning mist, or pristine white beaches that could compete with the Caribbean.

Originally from Perthshire, a keen golfer and making the most of the great outdoors, Jane is now based back home in Scotland.  She studied at the University of St Andrews in Fife (the home of golf) and now after time in Australia, London and our vibrant capital city of Edinburgh now lives back in the pretty coastal town with her husband Ian and young Black Labrador Hugo.  Jane has long had an eye for detail and organising numerous events and trips for family, friends and colleagues before establishing Capercaillie Escapes in 2014…

Founded on values of simple and inspiring travel, great seasonal Scottish food, appreciating the natural beauty and hospitality of Scotland, alongside sharing our local network of trusted suppliers Capercaillie Escapes aims to make your escape to Scotland memorable for all the right reasons.

Make the best of your time on holiday in Scotland

  • Let us plan your itinerary so you can enjoy your trip
  • We’ll use our expert knowledge to give you the best experience
  • We’ll book your accommodation and you just turn up
  • Let us book your day trips in advance so you don’t have to wait at popular attractions

We’ll put all of it into a personalised guide that you can take on your travels.

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