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 : info@sprf.org.uk
Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation - Charity No. SC045212





The most recent forum meeting was held on Thursday 28th April 2016 at the Grassmarket Centre, Edinburgh EH1 2QA.
This was a full day event open to both members and non-members.
For a detailed report on this event click on this link.


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.

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 as well as the 2016 AGM.

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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