Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum

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

Telephone : 01786 841809       E-mail :
Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation - Charity No. SC045212

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.

Recent information on the work of SPRF and the organisation's priority pilgrim route development programme was published in the "Times" newspaper on Saturday 6th August 16.

This article was written by one of the SPRF members, the Rev Dr Ian Bradley, Principal of St Mary's College, University of St Andrews.

To read the article click on this link or on the small image. To make any comment on the article's content e-mail

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.

2016 Programme of Meetings

  • Thursday 28th April we will meet at the Grassmarket Centre in Edinburgh, closely associated with the famous Greyfriars Kirk led by Rev Richard Frazer, which is developing its own distinctive approach to modern day pilgrimage.
  • Wednesday 28th / Thursday 29th September at Craig Lodge House of Prayer, Dalmally a meeting for members with a specific interest in faith tourism and pilgrim routes in Argyll.
  • Friday 21st October hosted by Comrie Croft in Strathearn, Perthshire our Gathering Meeting 2016 incorporate a walk along a section of the Three Saints Way ( Iona St Andrews) route then afternoon presentations finishing with the 2016 AGM.
    For details and a booking form click on this link.

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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