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A network of organisations and individuals committed to developing routes for off-road pilgrimage travel across Scotland

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Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation - Charity No. SC045212

Inaugural Meeting of the Argyll Pilgrim Ways Steering Group
To access the the news on this meeting held in Oban on the 21st June clicking on this link.

The latest award of funding was from Scottish Natural Heritage to undertake a Capacity Building Pilot Project. This relates to the National Walking and Cycling Network and the SPRF's focus is on the development of pilgrimage walking routes.
Over the last two months there have been questionnaires and workshops where SPRF worked with as many of our route development volunteers as possible to support them in their steering group work.
The workshops are now completed and we will shortly be loading much of the material from these events to the website. These will be accessed from the Events page where there are already some images and downloadable material.

The "Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum" (SPRF) was established in February 2012 following a meeting of interested persons and organisations held at Culross Abbey. This follows a period over 2 to 3 years of seminars and meetings where ecumenical church groups and individuals, Scottish Parliamentarians, SNH, Visit Scotland and walking enthusiasts, to mention but some, have been looking at the potential for growth and development in "Faith Tourism" and Pilgrimage routes.

Since its establishment its membership and influence has expanded and by 2014 SPRF became a Scottish Charitable Incorported Organisation (SCIO).

This SCIO aims to be a focal point for discussion and development of Pilgrim Routes within Scotland.

To download a copy of our leaflet click on this LINK.

For fuller information on the background to the SPRF development and to understand what SPRF is planning to do link to the article written by Nick Cooke and published in "OPEN HOUSE" in the April/May 2012 edition.

To learn more about membership and how to become a "Full" or "Associate" member click on the "Members' section" or on this link then download a PDF constitution and application form.

2017 Programme of Meetings
We are able to announce that following details so that they can be put into members diaries. More details for each of the events will follow along with any other dates that may still be arranged.

  • Thursday 27th April - Old Govan Kirk, Glasgow - Spring Forum Meeting
  • Sunday 21st May - Heart & Soul 2017, Princes Street Garden, Edinburgh
  • Friday 15th September - Fife (location to be confirmed) - 2017 Pilgrimage Gathering and AGM
In addition to the above there is an onging programme of meetings related to all of the developing pilgrim route steering groups.
For more information on these meetings use the contact links on the relevant "Projects" section.

For news of the 2016 events link to the Events page.

Norwegian Pilgrim walkers at Kirk Hill
Norwegian Pilgrim at Horsecastle Bay

Norwegian Pilgrim walkers at Kirk Hill, St Abbs
site of St Aebbe's monestary

Norwegian Pilgrim at Horsecastle Bay, site of
St Cuthbert & the two otters

Pilgrim walkers leaving Melrose Abbey
Northern Cross Pilgrims on route to Lindisfarne

Pilgrim walkers leaving Melrose Abbey

Northern Cross Pilgrims on route to Lindisfarne

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