Traveling with Clan Irwin


Clan Irwin Association has a proud history of sponsoring trips to Scotland for members and friends. Our most recent trip was in celebration of Drum Castle’s 700th anniversary in 2023. If you are a member of the Association, you have read the reports from some of those in the tour group in the Holly Leaf Chronicle.

 At this time, we will sponsor our next trip to Scotland in late May 2025. The tentative dates are May 23 – June 2. This could change plus or minus a day on either end of the trip. We are negotiating with a tour operator and tour guide right now, March 2024. There has been a suggested itinerary with more items than we can possibly visit each day, but lots of good ideas from which to make excellent choices. Clan Irwin Association will always visit Bonshaw Tower and Drum Castle.

If you have ever traveled in a group, you know that prices vary based on the number of participants. Please submit your information in the form below to add your name to the list of interested members who want to go on the tour.

Mary Erwin, Chairman

Potential Itinerary - Scotland 2025

Day 1. Sat – May 24

1. St. Martin’s Kirk, Haddington - As an alternate - Rosslyn Chapel 2. Sea Bird Center, North Berwick 3. Thirlestane Castle, Lauder 4. Melrose Abbey, Melrose 5. Abbotsford House, Galashiels 6. Traquair House, Traquiar 7. Hotel - The Tontine or Peebles Hydro, Peebles

Day 2. Sun – May 25

1. Bonshaw Tower, Kirtlebridge - 3 hrs 2. Lockerbie Pan Am Flight 103 memorial, Lockerbie 3. Ruthwell Cross, Ruthwell 4. Caerlaverock Castle, South of Dumfries 5. Kirkconnell Lea - Must see 6. Hotel - Dumfries

Day 3. Mon – May 26

1. Burns House, Dumfries 2. Threave House, Castle Douglas 3. Mull of Galloway Lighthouse & Visitor Center 4. 5. Culzean Castle, Near Ayr 6. Hotel - Not sure where

Day 4. Tues – May 27

1. Isle of Arran - maybe 2. Town of Irvine - drive thru only 3. Paisley area - lots to see there 4. Hotel - Glasgow

Day 5. Wed – May 28

1. Dumbarton, Glasgow 2. Maybe Loch Lomond and Trossachs and Stirling Castle 3. Stirling for the night?

Day 6 – Thur – May 29

1. Wallace Monument, Stirling 2. Battle of Bannockburn, Bannockburn 3. Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk 4. Kelpies, Falkirk 5. Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow 6. Blackness Castle, Linlithgow 7. Hotel in Edinburgh or Perth or Stirling for a 2nd night

Day 7 – Fri – May 30

1. Stone of Destiny, Perth 2. Drum Castle, Drum Oak 3. Hotel - Aberdeen

Day 8 – Sat – May 31

1. Aberdeen area 2. Kingcausie House 3. Dinner with friends? 4. Hotel - Aberdeen

Day 9 – Sun – June 1

1. Donnottar Castle, Stone Haven 2. Arbroath Abbey, Arbroath 3. V & A Museum, Dundee 4. St. Andrews - drive through - ice cream? 5. Hotel - Edinburgh

House of Burnett

Ceilidh Dancing


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Past Member Pictures from Past Tours!