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SCOTTISH PILGRIM ROUTES FORUM

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation: Charity No. SC045212

Welcome to the website of SPRF:

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

The Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum is a charitable organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting pilgrimage routes across Scotland.

SPRF brings together individuals, organisations, and communities interested in preserving, promoting, and developing these historic routes for modern pilgrims and walkers.

We collaborate on initiatives such as waymarking, infrastructure improvements, and raising awareness of the spiritual and cultural significance of these remarkable routes.


 

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

We are a national network of organisations and individuals committed to developing outdoor pilgrimage routes across Scotland and meeting the needs of pilgrim walkers and cyclists, encompassing people of all faiths and none. SPRF works with local communities to promote, sustain and improve routes in the public interest. 

As a member, you can directly enable SPRF to provide this vital service and help us improve the infrastructure of Scotland’s outdoor pilgrim routes. We have much still to do, particularly in terms of hostel accommodation and pilgrim support services, especially when compared to well-established pilgrim routes like the Caminos in Europe. 

SPRF has no parallel in the other UK nations. We are not a religious body, but are proud to celebrate Scotland’s unique, rich Christian heritage. We represent a 21st century movement rooted in an ancient tradition, meeting social, environmental and health needs that are widely seen across today’s society.     

Come and join us on a journey of discovery! Scotland offers a unique range of ten spectacular routes over 1,000 miles in length, spanning the country from Orkney to the Solway coast and the Inner Hebrides to Fife. These connect historic centres of worship like Iona, Whithorn, St Andrews, Kirkwall, Dunfermline and Tain, dating back to the early Scottish saints over 1,500 years ago.   

Share your own outdoor pilgrimage experience with us on our Facebook and Instagram pages and enjoy our regular online podcasts and videos.

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FOLLOW OUR LATEST NEWS ON THE SPRF FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM PAGES

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SCOTTISH PILGRIM WAYS™ 
ACCREDITATION SCHEME

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THE JOHN HENDERSON AWARD

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Scotland's pilgrim routes are at various stages of development, based on gold, silver and bronze standards

This annual memorial award, in the name of one of our founding members, recognises an outstanding volunteer contribution

Discover more about the membership of SPRF, and learn more about how you can get involved and support our work

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