with Jackie Queally founder of Celtic Trails and Earthwise, accompanied by insured highly experienced driver of Mercedes coach. Jackie has been to the sites many times over with clients.
This tour new for 2017 gathers many gems from my past tours in Scotland. The Templar Scotland tour 2017 will give you a spiritual insight into how Templars, early monks and royalty worked together. They displayed aspects of a Scottish character that is both noble and independent in nature. It will take you to castles, beautiful glens, ancient graveyards, divinely feminine landscapes, intricately carved stones and more. This is a tour for all – for groups from Nova Scotia, for those living in Scotland who are interested in ley lines and their purposes, and indeed for anyone looking for fresh insights into the mysteries of this ancient land. Just let the themes sink in as you travel from site to site and to absorb it in your heart rather than try to mentally hang onto the details. I will present an overview of each day from both a historical and energetic viewpoint.
The Templar Scotland tour includes all paid visits to places of interest, two evening meals, myself as guide and a driver. It passes through beautiful scenery in the Borders and Perthshire Highlands and also visits rare sites that are relatively unknown.
€1655 Terms and conditions sent upon request. All payments to Jackie Queally who will send you her bank details upon request. Her email is email@example.com Based on a minimum of 10 people. All deposits of £500 per person to be in by 18th November in order to secure the hotel rooms. Remainder of money to be in by 1st March 2017. Deposits returned if numbers are not sufficient.
Sunday May 21st
For those travelling from Halifax,Nova Scotia you arrive at 08.05 a.m into Glasgow Airport where you will be met.
Free time in Edinburgh after dropping off luggage at hotel (Jackie available to advise you on where to go, what to see and gives you a pass to Edinburgh Castle.)
Early Evening meal for whole group – Braids Hill Hotel Edinburgh
Monday May 22nd
Ancient Edinburgh and its environs, including Templar and Cistercian sites, ancient holy wells and sites of Celtic monks and women healers
Visit to secret garden on edge of Holyrood Park to discuss significant ley lines of area
Optional visit to Inveresk to learn of Cistercian role in area
Visit Collegiate chapel at Seton East Lothian
Stay in same hotel
Tuesday May 23rd
Roslin has many traditions displayed by its carvings including Celtic, Devic, Templar, Micmaq/Devic, pre-Masonic, Hebrew mystical symbology
Walk in Roslin Glen (where William Wallace hid in cave during Battle of Roslin) and visit Rosslyn Chapel and Castle (Jackie was the original external guide to Rosslyn)
Stay in same hotel
Wednesday May 24th
Sites closely associated with Rosslyn via ley lines and Templar history – learn how Celtic sites and beliefs were incorporated into old and new sites.
With an early start, we can visit Melrose Abbey where Robert the Bruce’s heart lies, and the serene Dryburgh Abbey on the river Tweed, Enjoy the carvings and see fantastic scenery along the Tweed valley. Both these sites were early Druid sites. Then visit Temple (Ballintradoch) HQ of Knights Templar, and St Mary’s priory at Mount Lothian.
Visit Cairnpapple, a very significant megalithic ceremonial site. Nearby lies the village of Torphicen where William Wallace had his last parliament and Linlithgow Palace, the home of Marie de Guise (married to King William 4th) who was very close to the Sinclairs of Rosslyn, and apparently aware of how Templar Scotland was in spirit still.
Drive to Stirling for overnight stay in the Old Churches House Hotel, Dunblane
Thursday May 25th
Continuing the theme of Templar sites and history, and also learning of the knights’ reverence for the divine feminine represented in nature, we explore the elementals (nature beings) role in connecting people to higher levels of reality, as exemplified in Roslin Glen and now expanded in scale in Glen Lyon that we visit.
Visit the Bannockburn Centre with its interactive display, to learn of Templar influence on the great Scottish battle against the English. Then visit the wonderful Stirling Castle nearby, with its unicorn tapestries and historical links with Marie de Guise
Drive past Gleneagles Golf Course to Aberfeldy, home town of JK Rowling and a delightful scenic town Aberfeldy, home town of JK Rowling and a delightful scenic town. Visit en route St Mary’s “Masonic” surprise painted ceiling at Grandtully.
We are now in the Perthshire Highlands close to Glen Lyon and Loch Tay, so Jackie will speak on the energies and share the history of this remarkable glen, which was home to early Scottish Templars and even earlier Celtic monks. If the vehicle can travel up the glen we will do so as there is only a one track road suitable for local vehicles.
Stay in Aberfeldy.
Friday May 26th
Visit ancient sites in vicinity of Vale of Fortingall, old Crown lands in medieval times, and learn of the Culdees (early mixed sex groups of monks)
Visit Menzies Castle near Aberfeldy to visit its old mausoleum with enigmatic carvings on stones inside that relate to special history of area
Also visit Croft Morag stone circle, other standing stones near Fortingall, and the old yew of Fortingall, reputed to be the oldest tree in Europe.
Gift shopping and free time in Aberfeldy.
Stay in Aberfeldy
Saturday May 27th
Drive to Kilwinning Lodge in operation from 1150 until 1560 in Ayrshire: no 0 Lodge in Scotland (http://www.mk0.com/index.htm) a private visit of museum and temple- an extension of the Templar Scotland theme
Hotel to be decided- final meal
Sunday 28th fly home from Glasgow Airport nearby at 9.30 a.m if going to Nova Scotia