About McKinlay Kidd

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  • Personally Researched

    We won't send you anywhere we haven't been ourselves: here is Robert admiring Kiloran Beach on the Isle of Colonsay.

  • Unexpected Combinations

    Our intimate knowledge of Scotland and her islands means we can create surprising and unusual holidays - and we always make sure these unexpected combinations work!

  • Award-winning

    We have won the Guardian and Observer Best Small Tour Operator Award four years in a row, as voted for by customers.  We've received Scottish Thistle Awards from VisitScotland too.

  • Guaranteed Value

    We guarantee to refund our service charge if you do not think you have had value from McKinlay Kidd.  Fortunately, 99.6% of customers rate their holiday with us as special.

  • Tailor-made Just for You

    We love a challenge - whatever your personal circumstances or holiday requests, we will do all we can to craft an experience that is unique and just right for you.

  • Rely on Us

    We provide a 24 hour contact number for customers during their holiday - so if you miss a ferry, it is our problem, not yours.


Robert's favourite experience in Scotland is collecting beaches. Some of the most beautiful, unexplored beaches in the world dot the coastline if you only know where to look: Kiloran on Colonsay, Ardalanish on Mull, Redpoint in Wester Ross, Cullen on the Moray Coast, and many more on the Kintyre peninsula.  If you're lucky, he'll share his secrets!

Heather loves the breathtaking views and scenery in Scotland, especially driving along remote, single track roads. The ever-changing weather means you can drive the same road time and again, yet it never looks the same: sometimes the sky is pink from a beautiful sunset, other times the water is cascading down hillside gullies, or a big, full moon is reflected in a shimmering loch.

McKinlay Kidd Ltd is a limited company registered in Scotland (see below for our company details) and based in Glasgow city centre.

We are a fully bonded tour operator, and comply with all aspects of the UK's onerous Package Travel Regulations, through our ATOL (Air Tour Operator Licence 9481) and TOPP consumer protection insurance.

McKinlay Kidd is also a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators. The Association represents Britain’s leading independent tour operators and encourages high standards of quality and service. McKinlay Kidd abides by the Association’s Code of Conduct and adheres to the AITO Quality Charter which can be viewed on www.aito.com. Visit the website to find out more about the Association or call 020 8744 9280.

We are also members of the Scottish Destination Management Association - the nationally recognised body for inbound tour operators in Scotland.

Company information

McKinlay Kidd Ltd

Registered in Scotland no. 250017

Registered address:
7-11 Melville St

Directors: Heather McKinlay and Robert Kidd