posted: June 9, 2022

“They are extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy.”

Working with Jimmy and Helen Fisher of Reformation Tours was simply wonderful! It was very easy to work with Helen to set up all the many things that we wanted to see and do on the west coast of Scotland. Then Jimmy took us (group of 12) on a day tour with a wealth of […]

posted: June 3, 2022

“This is a must do!!”

One of our favorite parts of our two tours with Jimmy and Helen Fisher, was the perspective they gave to the history of the Scottish Reformation, the faith and perseverance of the Covenanters as they bled and died for their faith. Our half-day tour with Jimmy Fisher was both intimate for we were the only […]

posted: June 3, 2022

“We felt more like friends than clients”

We recently had an amazing walking tour through Edinburgh with Jimmy. His knowledge of Scottish Reformation history was vast, and he made it come alive to us. We spent several hours with Jimmy, and it felt like no time at all because he was considerate of our need to rest periodically. He kept us interested […]

posted: May 25, 2022

Eye-opening, Historical Delight

Our half day walking tour with Jimmy was an eye-opening, historical delight.  We viewed the history of Edinburgh from a Reformed Christian perspective which was both sobering, and spiritually encouraging. Jimmy is an expert in the theology of the Covenanters and the First and Second Scottish Reformations. We also took a trip with Jimmy and […]

posted: May 18, 2021

Houston, Texas And Its Covenanter Connection.

Did you know the city of Houston in Texas is named after a man descended from Scottish Covenanters? At the Reformation in Scotland the Houston family had embraced Protestantism. In the 17th Century they moved from Scotland and settled in the North of Ireland. Young David Houston became minister to the Presbyterians at Glenarm then […]

posted: January 20, 2021

The Skull of George Buchanan

Did you know the skull of one of Scotland’s Reformers, George Buchanan, is on display at Edinburgh University? Skull of George Buchanan: © The University of Edinburgh   George Buchanan was born in 1506 in Killearn, Stirlingshire to a rather poor family. His father died young and his mother, Agnes Herriot, brought up George and […]

posted: January 8, 2021

Dunrobin Castle, Montrose, and the Battle of Carbisdale

Dunrobin Castle is one of Scotland’s finest castles with a history stretching back over 700 years. It has been the home to the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland since the 13th century. It also has connections with the Covenanters. Dunrobin Castle The execution of Charles I in Whitehall in January 1649 caused much indignation to […]

posted: September 8, 2020

The Gallowlee Execution Site and Janet Fimerton

At Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, a former place of execution, there is a plaque which lists the names of some Covenanters who were executed at various locations around the city. Part of the plaque reads, “THE FOLLOWING LIST, THOUGH NOT COMPLETE, GIVES SOME INDICATION OF THE NUMBER AND ALSO THE VARIED WALKS OF LIFE REPRESENTED BY THOSE […]

posted: August 22, 2020

Battle of Dunkeld

The Cameronian regiment were raised from the ranks of the Covenanters at the end of the persecution in 1689, taking their name from the Rev Richard Cameron. Their first engagement was at the Battle of Dunkeld and the man who was in charge of them at that time was Lieutenant Colonel William Cleland. With the […]

posted: August 10, 2020

Adam Wallace, Scotland’s Lesser Known Reformation Martyr

The Priory of the Black Friars in Edinburgh is long gone, destroyed at the reformation, but it once stood between the Cowgate and Drummond Street, close to the Pleasance. In the summer of 1550 the trial of a man by the name of Adam Wallace took place within the Church of the Black Friars (or […]

posted: July 23, 2020

Scotland’s Second Reformation Begins

On this day, 23rd July 1637, Scotland’s Second Reformation began, but what kicked it off? Since the Reformation in Scotland in 1560, the church here had been Presbyterian, which means it is ruled by elders. The Church in England was Episcopalian after their Reformation, which meant the monarch was the head, and it was ruled […]

posted: March 4, 2020

Rich History! Inspiring

I was provided the tour by Jimmy. I must add correspondence with his wife was very kind and welcoming. Jimmy was very knowledgeable and passionate about the reformations in Scottish History. Those who suffered, were tortured, and ultimately died for their religious belief that ” CHRIST” was their one true king. I was shown the […]

posted: March 4, 2020


We learned so much during our morning with Jimmy in Edinburgh. We would highly recommend this well planned and delivered tour to any individual or group that is interested in walking in the footsteps of the early Presbyterians and understanding the amazing story of the Reformation of the Scottish Church. The places we visited and […]

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posted: March 4, 2020


Jimmy and Helen are amazing! Our tour was perfect and took us to the heart of the Scottish Reformation sites. We are returning for a second visit this summer!! Lisa M.

posted: March 4, 2020

Excellent, Informative, and Spiritually Enriching

Scottish Reformation Tours are excellent, informative, and spiritually enriching. I highly recommend them. I’ve been on several day tours and have never been disappointed. Jimmy really brings the history alive with his unique gift of story telling. Many thanks! Stephen M.

posted: September 17, 2019

Wakes You Up to History

It’s informative, wakes you up to history that you didn’t know existed, great company with those of a like mind and a great way to see Scotland and learn true history. Sharon S.

posted: September 17, 2019

Tour that encourages the love of Jesus Christ our Savior

Toured Scotland 7 days with group. Then 6 days my wife and I with Jimmy and Helen seeing additional sights in Scotland and 4-day automobile trip to London. Delightful Christian fellowship. Learning about people who loved their Lord and His glory more than life. Encouraged to love and good works. Tour customized to the maximum […]

posted: July 29, 2019

Meaningful and Enjoyable!

Jimmy and Helen have the gift of hospitality and kindness. Jimmy knows an immense amount of Reformation history and imparts it in an engaging way…. My 18 year old daughter came along and she was as inspired as I was. Our tour was moving and definitely a major highlight of our trip. Thank you, Jimmy […]

posted: July 16, 2019

Memorable and Meaningful!

Thank you, Jimmy and Helen, for a wonderful day out! We appreciate the special care you took to personalize around our Covenanter-related family history, taking us off the beaten track to learn things we’d never encounter at the main tourist attractions. You are gifted at storytelling and hosting – the time flew by. Hope to […]

posted: July 16, 2019

Would Recommend to Everyone

We so enjoyed our time with Jimmy & Helen. Everything was very well co-ordinated, and Jimmy is so very informative. Would recommend to everyone. We will be touring with them again. Marshall was awesome too! C. White

posted: June 26, 2019

Best By Far

Thank you, Jimmy and Helen. I have been on quite a few guided tours and this was the best by far. Jimmy took great care in connecting my family’s story to the Covenanters. My life is forever changed.  Margaret K.

posted: June 13, 2019

Scottish Roots

First – If you are interested in simply visiting Scotland for nearly any reason, Reformation Tours led by native local Scots Jimmy and wife Helen cannot be recommended highly enough. They are lovely people, easy to work with, know the history & culture from the inside out, and will assist with planning & recommendations for […]

posted: June 13, 2019

“Priceless, Rich Treasure”

Personalized tour of your Covenanter ancestor by professional historian team Jimmy and Helen Fisher. They did the research and took me to the place of my ancestor, a Covenanter James Renwick, to his birth place, where he preached, where he was killed, and where he is buried. Priceless, Rich Treasure they are… thanks so much!!! […]

posted: May 24, 2019

You Need This Tour!

I cannot express my gratitude more to Jimmy and Helen with Scottish Reformation Tours. First of all, from the first meeting Jimmy, within seconds, I felt that we have known each other for a long time. Secondly, Jimmy’s knowledge will astound you. I am grateful to the Lord for the knowledge of the Scottish Reformation […]

posted: May 24, 2019

Wonderful Tour of Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Sites

Scottish Reformation Tours took me on a full day tour of Covenanter sites in Lanarkshire and Ayrshire, places I would never have found on my own or left to public transportation alone. Also, the Fishers are very knowledgeable about not only the places themselves, but the larger history of the Covenanters and the Reformation in […]

posted: May 24, 2019

Scottish Reformation Tour (Edinburgh)

Jimmy was incredible. He doesn’t have a script memorized. He possesses an admirable command of (and love for) the history of both Scottish Reformations. I was by myself in the UK, and they accommodated a several hour tour just for me. I have a D.Min. in Expository Preaching, and I was speechless as we discovered […]

posted: May 6, 2019

“Superb tour”

Had an absolutely fantastic time with Jimmy this afternoon. His knowledge of this time in history, was great, and he presented it to us in a very understandable way. Would love to go on other trips with this company. James G.

posted: May 6, 2019

“We got so much out of four days!”

Jimmy and Helen were great to plan with and to tour with. Plenty of communication, responsive, helpful suggestions, flexible, not pushy. Jimmy had a good balance between guided time and free to explore time. We ate very well (maybe too well) with packed lunches and dinners out. We came away with a much better framework […]

posted: April 24, 2019
posted: April 19, 2019

“This is a tour we have wanted to do for many years.”

Joined Jimmy and guests on 6th April. Jimmy is an excellent guide. Warm, friendly and very informative. This is a tour we have wanted to do for many years. Jimmy spoke with us in a way that was informative and easy to follow and understand. We cannot recommend this tour highly enough, more so if […]

posted: April 19, 2019

“I’d even do the tour again”

Did the Covenanters tour round Edinburgh today and have to say that it was very interesting and informative. Jimmy was a superb guide: his knowledge and enthusiasm meant we were all engaged and learned a lot, especially around the timescale of events, for me anyway. I’d even do the tour again and will certainly be […]

posted: April 19, 2019


Quality people running a quality tour with top quality — and always pleasantly insightful — rundowns on each of the places one visits. Dr. Jonathan Watt

posted: April 12, 2019

A Great Guide!

Jimmy was a great guide for our family’s time in Edinburgh.  Anyone who doesn’t want to miss out on the reformational history of Scotland should get in touch with Jimmy Fisher from Scottish Reformation Tours. Without him, we would have been stumbling around in the dark! N.D. Wilson

posted: December 21, 2018

A Fascinating Historical Experience

My wife and I did the seven day Scottish Reformation Tour which included day trips to Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Ayrshire, and Glencoe, as well as other places of historical interest, from a base at Bothwell Bridge Hotel. We were the only customers that week and were driven around each day by Helen Fisher, accompanied […]

posted: December 21, 2018
posted: December 21, 2018

Great, Knowledgeable Tour

My family enjoyed a week-long tour of Scotland led by Jimmy and Helen Fisher. They were a font of knowledge about Scotland and especially Reformation history. We saw both the more famous and also more obscure sites. Jimmy and Helen were gracious hosts who helped in every conceivable way possible. I would highly recommended them […]

posted: December 21, 2018

Great Trip

Our family of five took a five day tour of Scotland with Jimmy and Helen, and it was outstanding. Each day we toured a different part of Scotland. They arranged our lodging and would pick us up around 9 each morning and return us to our inn around 5 PM. They are delightful people and […]

posted: December 21, 2018

Passion and Purpose!

Jimmy Fisher guided us for four hours in mid-May for our family regarding the history of the Covenanters and their persecution for the purity of the Gospel message. Jimmy has passion, purpose but also extreme accuracy of the historical events of the Scottish Reformation. He moves through the town easily, in and out of buildings, […]

posted: December 21, 2018

Wonderful Edinburgh Tour!

My wife and I had the privilege of taking a 2-hour Reformation Tour of Edinburgh with Jimmy Fisher two weeks ago. What a treat! He met us at St. Giles Cathedral, and took us to many fascinating sites within the Old Town. Jimmy is supremely knowledgeable about Christian Scottish History, and knows the city like […]

posted: December 21, 2018

A Tour Worth Every Minute

This is a tour that anyone can enjoy, but it is definitely something I would recommend if you love history. Jimmy was able to talk at length about almost every location we visited, and my sister and I learned a lot about the Scottish Reformations and the country as a whole. Both Jimmy and Helen […]

posted: December 21, 2018

Amazing Tours!

I did a week-long Reformation tour with Jimmy and Helen a few months back, and it was incredible. The wealth of knowledge that both Jimmy and Helen have about the Scottish Reformations is amazing, and having grown up in Scotland they know so much about the country as well. Jimmy also took my family on […]

posted: December 21, 2018

Wealth of Information about the Reformation in Scotland

My wife and I had two days in Edinburgh, and fortunately found this gem of an experience. Helen and Jimmy suggested a full day touring Reformation sites up to St. Andrews, and back, and a half-day walking tour in Edinburgh. We stood at the places where martyrs from the First and Second Reformation were executed, […]

posted: December 21, 2018

Truly a Bucket List Tour!

Because we were on a British Isles cruise we only had 1 day to spend in Edinburgh, so we wanted the day to be as full as possible. 2017 is the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, so our small group of four was especially interested in the Reformation and Covenanter history of Scotland. All […]

posted: December 21, 2018

Excellent Experience

Our day with Jimmy and Helen in St. Andrews and Edinburgh was both entertaining and educational. We were so impressed with the wealth of knowledge our tour leaders shared with us concerning the Scottish Reformation. Despite the rainy weather and heavy traffic across the new bridge we were able to visit a variety of sites. […]

posted: December 20, 2018

Scottish Reformation Tours

Scottish Reformation Tours offers a tailor-made tour and travel itinerary that meets the unique needs and individual interests of your tour group. Our group of 6 ranged in age from 50 to 80 years of age, and everyone was extremely impressed with our tour guide, Jimmy Fisher and his wife and driver, Helen. Mr. Fisher’s […]

posted: December 20, 2018

Fantastic Tour of Edinburgh and St Andrews

Jimmy led us on a Covenanter/Reformation tour of Edinburgh. We had toured the city the day before and when we went with Jimmy it felt like it was totally new. He pointed out so many fascinating things. Our tour of St. Andrews was even more amazing. Our two day tour was humbling and informative. To […]

posted: December 20, 2018
posted: December 20, 2018

Great Tour of Reformation Events in Edinburgh

This was my first time in Scotland and was delighted to be on this tour while in Edinburgh. I learned a lot about the history of the town as well as the Christian events during the time of the Reformation. I highly recommend this tour! Seth C., Tennessee, USA

posted: December 20, 2018

Third Time’s the Charm

Most tour guides are professional; many are warm and friendly. Having been on the Scottish Reformation Tour three times now, I can testify that Jimmy and Helen are professional in every way, and at the same time treat tour members like family. (Enjoying a meal together at the end of a day’s excursion is a […]

posted: December 20, 2018

Best Vacation Ever

Jimmy and Helen gave us the tour of a lifetime. Jimmy’s knowledge of the Scottish Reformation was amazing. They took care of us as if we were their own family driving us all over the country. We didn’t have to worry about a thing. I would HIGHLY recommend Scottish Reformation Tours to anyone going to […]

posted: December 20, 2018

Incredible Tour!

I have experienced many tours, but none could compare with Reformation Tours. The knowledge and expertise of Jimmy was only surpassed by the hospitality and humility of this very sweet couple. The passion they have for God and the history of the Covenanters came through at every turn. We personally witnessed where Jimmy and Helen […]

posted: December 20, 2018

St. Andrews in Perspective

Simply put, Scottish Reformation Tours far surpasses its billing! To say our tour guides (Jimmy and Helen) were knowledgeable is the proverbial understatement! From St. Salvator’s chapel to St. Andrews Castle and Cathedral, our hosts were more than a wealth of information – they were keenly aware of the impact this community has had on […]

posted: December 20, 2018

A Hidden Gem

This tour was an incredible way to explore Scotland and see places which were very important to the Reformation and the history of the Covenanters. With our week-long Scottish Reformation Tour we were able to see places and learn about people who truly shaped Scotland and impacted the world. Jimmy is an excellent tour guide […]

posted: December 20, 2018


Simply the most comprehensive and informative tour available for anyone interested in our country’s Reformation past. A real eye opener and a great insight into a part of the country’s sometimes forgotten past. Colin F., Scotland

posted: December 20, 2018

Engaging, Interesting, Enjoyable, Challenging

I have gone on several Scottish Reformation Tours, sometimes with the church, with youth groups, or even with our Primary School group. Each time I learn something new about the history of the Scottish Reformation. The life and the piety of the common folk is challenging and provokes thought for today. Other groups would highly […]

posted: December 20, 2018

A Great Way to See Scotland and Learn about the Scottish Reformation.

Tour guides Jimmy and Helen Fisher picked us up at our hotel and for the next four days deepened our understanding of the Scottish Covenanters and the sacrifices they made in the cause of religious freedom. They were knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. They even went out of their way to help us explore where my […]

posted: December 20, 2018


We had the good fortune and the privilege of going on a Scottish Reformation tour with Jimmy and Helen Fisher as our guides. They quickly became our friends!! Being descendants of Covenanters, as are Jimmy and Helen, they knew exactly where to take us — including sites where our own ancestors were known to have […]

posted: December 20, 2018

An Outstanding and Moving Experience! A MUST if you visit Scotland!!

Our experience with Scottish Reformation Tours was outstanding! My husband and I enjoyed every minute of our tour. We were able to see sites of Scottish history many people never see. Not only are Jimmy and Helen amazingly knowledgeable about the history of the Scottish Reformation, they are welcoming and super people to spend time […]

posted: December 20, 2018

Amazing Tour with Exceptional Value and Content

The tour guides, Jimmy and Helen, took us on a fascinating tour of Scotland which included all of the traditional destinations (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Ness, etc.). In addition they took us out to the places with great historical and religious significance which travelers on a traditional tour would never see. They were very gracious and […]

posted: December 20, 2018

One-of-a-Kind in Every Possible Way

Jimmy and Helen Fisher are providing, through Scottish Reformation Tours, a unique and incredibly worthwhile experience that has something to be gleaned for the historian, the parent, and the schoolchild. Going on my own Reformation Tour with the Fisher’s was surreal. I had read about these places for years, and knew the history well enough, […]

posted: December 20, 2018

An Amazing and Eye-opening Experience

The Scottish Reformation tours with Jimmy and Helen were amazing! We spent one week traveling around and visiting sites of the Covenanters. I loved learning about the Covenanters and hearing Jimmy tell about the events that happened at each of the sites. I especially liked hearing the stories of those who were killed for their […]

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posted: October 26, 2018

Excellent Historical Overview

We brought a group of friends for a week-long tour designed to meet our particular requests. Every need that we would have was planned for ahead of time and met. Scottish Reformation Tours did all the work (our travel in Scotland, accommodations, food, entry fees, etc.). All we had to do was sit back and […]

posted: September 18, 2017

500th Anniversary of the Reformation

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther beginning the Reformation in Europe. Why not come to Scotland to see how the Reformation affected Scotland? We can take you to visit the locations where many were martyred for their faith and where great events happened that would not only change the church here but […]

posted: April 21, 2017

New Review On Tripadvisor

We recently had the pleasure of taking a small group from a Christian School in the USA on a tour, not only of the Reformation and Covenanter sites in Scotland but of different locations in the whole of the UK. Here’s the review one of the chaperones had to say about their tour. “This tour […]

posted: January 3, 2017

Old Mortality

When on our tours you will see many martyr graves, but what you may not realise is that a good number of them were carved by the one man. A staunch Presbyterian, Robert Paterson (1715-1801) was a stonemason who spent around 40 years of his life travelling around Scotland lovingly and steadfastly making the memorials to […]

posted: December 13, 2016

The Unknown Covenanter

This is the grave of an unknown Covenanter who was wounded at the battle of Rullion Green. The stone on the left is the later one, the one on the right is the original one. Making his way home to Ayrshire after the Battle, the nameless Martyr was suffering badly from his wounds when he […]

posted: November 15, 2016

Rullion Green, 350th Anniversary

This November is the 350th anniversary of the Pentland Rising and Battle of Rullion Green, the first resistance by the Covenanters. In 1666, Sir James Turner was sent with 140 soldiers to the south-west of Scotland to fine anyone who wouldn’t take the oath of allegiance to the king or speak against the covenants. This […]

posted: October 31, 2016

Tour Reflections By A Student.

Books are sources of massive amounts of information, based upon the experiences and research of others. This is a good thing. It means that we in the modern age have the diverse perspectives of other people to inform our historical knowledge. As a college student devoted to the study of history, I have always felt […]

posted: October 11, 2016
posted: September 5, 2016

The Covenanter Oak

This oak tree on the Dalzell Estate in Motherwell is over 800 years old and formed part of a deer park planted by King David I. During the late 1600’s when the Covenanters were being hunted, the Hamilton family who held the estate at the time (unofficially) gave permission for worship services to be held […]

posted: August 5, 2016

Review from TripAdvisor

“I have experienced many tours, but none could compare with Reformation Tours. The knowledge and expertise of Jimmy was only surpassed by the hospitality and humility of this very sweet couple. The passion they have for God and the history of the Covenanters came through at every turn. We personally witnessed where Jimmy and Helen […]

posted: June 27, 2016

Scotland’s National Covenant!

Come and hear why the nation of Scotland drew up and signed the National Covenant. Learn all about it’s history and see for yourself the original ram skin parchment with over 4000 signatures signed in Greyfriars in Edinburgh in 1638 The National Covenant pledged those who swore it to defend the true religion against innovations, […]

posted: May 25, 2016

Stobo Kirk in the Beautiful Borders

Nestled amongst stunning countryside lies Stobo Kirk. Most of what you see dates from around 1120, but the lower wall below the little window of the wee building you see attached to it possibly belonged to the ancient Christian cell that was founded by St Kentigern around 585. Fast forward to the Pre Reformation period […]

posted: May 9, 2016

Little Church, Big History

This is Biggar kirk. It’s pre-reformation and was built in the mid 1500’s, parts of the original 12th century church which stood on the site were used in it’s rebuilding. In 1560 The local people embraced the Reformation and it became a Protestant place of worship, all idolatry being removed. When the National Covenant came […]

posted: March 25, 2016

Tall Oaks Classical School Tour

Last week we had the pleasure once more of taking 15 students and 2 parent chaperones from Tall Oaks Classical School in Delaware on a reformation tour. It was a fantastic week and went past too quickly. Here is some parting words from one of the students. “Jimmy and Helen have been our kind hearted […]

posted: March 1, 2016

Historic Anniversaries

The past few days have been important anniversaries of major events in Scotland’s Reformation and Covenanter history. For it was on the 28th February 1638 that the National Covenant was read out and signed in Greyfriars in Edinburgh. Upwards of 60,000 people had gathered in the city for the event. On a ram skin parchment, the […]

posted: February 9, 2016

Review from TripAdvisor

More than a vacation. Our 12 day tour in 2014 with tour leaders Jimmy and Helen Fisher was fast paced and loaded with information about the Covenanters and Scottish Reformation. Each tour is uniquely planned according to what you want to see and do. Very reasonably priced, one of the best tours we have ever […]

posted: January 28, 2016

Rev Alexander Henderson

Come with us and hear about the life and work of one of Scotland’s greatest Covenanter Ministers, the  Rev Alexander Henderson. And visit the locations where he lived and laboured for Christ’s kingdom here in Scotland. Alexander Henderson was minister at Leuchars, near St Andrews, and then in St Giles in Edinburgh. He has been […]

posted: January 12, 2016

Drumclog Battlefield

When you come on a Reformation Tour to Scotland, you will visit places that barely change with time. Here is an old photo (mid-late 1800’s) next to a modern day one of the memorial on the battlefield at Drumclog . It was on this spot on the 1st June 1679 that the Covenanters had gathered […]

posted: December 29, 2015

Review from TripAdvisor

A recent review from our new TripAdvisor page. “My husband and I chaperoned a high school group hosted by Reformation Tours. We visited historic sites and had our imaginations filled with our guide’s stories of what had happened in each place. History came alive! All the details of our trip were flawlessly worked out by […]

posted: November 4, 2015

New Location About To Be Investigated.

There is a monument on top of a hill a short distance outside the town of Newmilns in East Ayrshire. The hill is called Gallowhill and the monument is to a man who occupied a farm near the site called Wee Threepwood farm. The farmer’s name was James Smith and he had given assistance to […]

posted: November 3, 2015

Sunrise Christian School Reformation Tour of Edinburgh

On Monday 26th October several children from Sunrise Christian School joined us for a Reformation tour around Edinburgh, the children’s ages ranged from 4-10 years old and it was part of their annual Reformation Week. We began with a visit to John Knox’s house where they learned all about Scotland’s great Reformer. Afterwards we went […]

posted: October 13, 2015

Semester in Scotland Students Reformation Tour

Each Semester in Scotland student studies Scottish Church history as part of their course, a key part of this class includes a week long Reformation Tour with Scottish Reformation Tours. Our most recent tour was with four girls from Geneva College in the U.S.A. Here’s what one of them wrote about their time with us. “Last week was […]

posted: September 14, 2015

The Rev James Renwick and the Killing Times!

One of the locations we visit on our tours is the memorial at the birthplace of the Rev James Renwick, which is located in the little village of Moniaive in Dumfries and Galloway. Here’s a little bit about him: James Renwick had been 18 years old when he saw Donald Cargill executed in 1681. By […]

posted: June 11, 2015

The stunning Glasgow Cathedral!

After the National Covenant was signed in February 1638, the first free General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for 36 years was held in Glasgow Cathedral in November with Alexander Henderson as moderator. The Assembly began a complete reformation of the church. It declared the “popish” Five Articles of Perth, the Book of Canons, […]

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posted: June 11, 2015

The beauty is greater even than the land of Scotland itself

Scottish Reformation Tours arranged a pleasant introduction to Scotland for us through a series of emails, helpfully sorting itinerary details, including warm and comfortable bed and breakfast accommodations in Edinburgh. During the tour, Helen Fisher did a fine job piloting us, and her husband, Jimmy, edifying us with a running narrative of Covenanter history. We enjoyed […]

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posted: June 11, 2015

The tour was very moving

“It is very moving to hear of so many people risking their lives, and many losing their lives, just to be a Christian and worship God. This is something we take for granted as we are able to attend church and various church-related activities throughout the week without worrying someone will come in and take […]

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posted: June 11, 2015

The tour was the highlight of our visit to Scotland

Please accept our thanks once more for the great Reformation Tours you provided, both in St Andrews as well as in Edinburgh. It was definitely the highlight of our two week visit to Scotland, and I can highly recommend it to anyone visiting your beautiful country and who has any interest in the Reformation history […]

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posted: June 11, 2015

Scotland has an influence on the rest of the world

“It is inspiring that in God’s providence, as the Scottish would say, a wee country like Scotland would have such a far reaching influence on the rest of the world. Aye, Reformation Tours helped me see how the Covenanters and blood of the martyrs became the seeds of the church.” – James Sauereisen, Pennsylvania (Tour date: June […]

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posted: June 11, 2015

“Puts our struggles into perspective”

“To hear about the Scottish Covenanters defending their faith to the point of death puts our struggles into perspective and helps us to realise the brevity of life.” – Eleanor McCollum, Northern Ireland (Tour date: April 2013)

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posted: June 11, 2015

“The Reformation became personal in my life”

“Eleven years ago in St. Andrews, I had one of those rare “aha” moments in life. The Reformation grew into something more than history in my life; it became personal. As Pastor Quigley explained the domination of St. Andrews Cathedral in the 1500’s, both in size over the city and power over the people, I […]

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posted: June 11, 2015
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posted: June 11, 2015

Thankful, humbled, and stimulated

We were ready for a very interesting Covenanting Tour which included a visit to Leuchars Parish Church, Magus Muir and St Andrews. The glorious sunshine, the Christian fellowship and singing and our competent Covenanter Guide, Mr. Jimmy Fisher, made the day a most memorable occasion. We feel thankful, humbled and stimulated as we reflect on […]

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posted: June 10, 2015

Learned not to take this period of history for granted

“Thank you very much for a wonderful experience touring some of the key Reformation locations in Scotland. To learn of the events and faith of our spiritual fore-fathers and mothers was moving. I have often taken the history of this period for granted, but not any more. The faithfulness of the brave men and women […]

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posted: June 10, 2015

Soul provoking and very encouraging tour in Edinburgh

After a brief visit to the Grassmarket, where Jimmy Fisher gave a talk at the site of the executions, we made our way to Greyfriars Kirk. This I think was a highlight for many of us. To be on the site where thousands of Christians gathered, at a time of apostasy, to clearly proclaim what […]

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posted: June 10, 2015

Beauty, climbing, inspiration, and ever-changing light

After a long flight from Alaska it was truly wonderful to be picked up at the airport by Jimmy & Helen and taken to a comfortable B&B in Lanark. This was my first time in Scotland, so I had a customized trip planned out by Scottish Reformation Tours. We basically made a big loop around […]

posted: June 9, 2015

Travel Tips: Preparing to come on a Scottish Reformation Tour

When preparing for such a trip, there are several things that the participant must do beforehand. Apply for a passport If you have never had one, it’s time to apply! If you already have a passport, make sure your current passport will still be valid for the duration of this tour. If you need to […]

posted: June 6, 2015

Church Reformation Tour to St Andrews

Our church had a Reformation Tour of St Andrews today. Here’s what those joining us got to see: The Rev Richard Cameron’s house where he was brought up Various martyr sights in St. Andrews Kirk O Shotts, scene of the great revival in 1630; Richard Cameron’s house in Falkland; The martyr graves at Magus Muir […]

posted: May 30, 2015

The blessing of the Lord’s Day

The tremendous blessing of the Lord’s Day is almost upon us again folks. Give thanks to God for our freedom to worship freely, to never take that freedom for granted. Remember that it was bought at a price. I Corinthians 6.20 says, “You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour […]