30 for 30


As Rabbie’s celebrates three decades of small coach tours, we look at the small businesses that have made our journeys what they are

2023 marks 30 years since our founder Robin led the very first Rabbie’s tour in an old sherpa van.
As we’ve grown over the years (and decades), we’ve not only been able to visit more incredible
destinations with more guests, but also work with an ever-growing number of fantastic small businesses.
Whether it be village pubs, family run B&Bs, or the local distiller, our guests are always welcomed with warmth and a smile at
businesses up and down the UK. They enhance our tours, and often provide that magic moment – an introduction to the wonder of whisky,
a fascinating historical insight, or gorgeous hotel room view - that lives in guests’ memories forever.
To help mark our milestone year, we want to celebrate the fantastic businesses that make our tours what they are.
So, we’re spotlighting 30 brilliant businesses that we regularly work with and from 1 September we will highlight the
people and the stories behind these great businesses across our social media channels – one a day for the whole month.
Here’s a sneak preview…

Dalmore Guest House

Eden Green Guest House

One of our longest-standing partners is the wonderful Dalmore Guest House in Inverness, owner Dave explains how this partnership began:

"Our relationship with Rabbie’s began 30 years ago, when Robin came to our Guest House looking for a room and met my mother Molly who was landlady at that time. This was the beginning of a business relationship with Rabbie’s which we are proud to say continues to this day."


Sue and Mick run the Eden Green Guesthouse in Keswick, surrounded by beautiful fells where we visit in the Lake District:

"We’d like to wish Rabbie’s many congratulations on reaching their 30th anniversary and how wonderful for us, at Eden Green Guesthouse, to be part of their 30 years celebrations."

Alltavona Guest House

Clydeside Distillery

Oban is home to Carol & Meg’s Alltavona House, who enjoy welcoming guests mid-way through their Rabbie’s journeys:

"We are very honoured and privileged to be part of the Rabbie’s experience and hosting guests from all around the world to our beautiful little spot in Oban, Scotland.  There is nothing more enjoyable for us than welcoming our excited Rabbie’s guests and their smiling faces through the door on a daily basis here at Alltavona. Hearing all about their tour so far and what amazing journey still awaits them fills us with excitement with all their beaming stories."
A Rabbie’s tour in Scotland is rarely far from a distillery,
and Clydeside Distillery is a regular stop on our
Whisky & Loch Lomond tour. The team there say:
"Happy Anniversary Rabbie’s from your friends here at the Clydeside Distillery!
Working with Rabbie’s has been a pleasure throughout the years. Rabbie’s guests are welcomed to our Visitor Centre on a weekly basis… we highly value Rabbie’s as well as local Scottish tourism, we are grateful to them for the business they bring us and getting our wee distillery and Glasgow on the list of top UK destinations and attractions to visit."


Puldagon Farm

Applecross Inn

Our luxury mini-coaches mean our tours can visit the smaller villages and the local cafés and tourist spots off-the-beaten-track, such as Terri and Greg’s Puldagon Farm Shop and Restaurant just off the NC500:

"Local tourism helps to boost the local economy and ensures our small Highland communities thrive throughout the tourist season. Tourism has helped to create new businesses and jobs in the local area and allows visitors to experience our way of life and everything we love about living in the Highlands."


We know the value that small-scale tourism can have on businesses, it’s part of the reason we love what we do. Judith at Applecross Inn agrees:

"By promoting small-scale tourism and working with local businesses, tourism can create jobs and generate income for the community. This economic benefit can help improve the standard of living for local residents and provide long-term economic sustainability."

Check out our Facebook, Instagram & Twitter accounts to hear more from our valued partners across September.
Our Driver-Guides have also highlighted some of their favourite spots too, and we’d love to hear from you about
the wonderful businesses you’ve encountered when travelling with us.