Media Release: Discover your adventurous spirit with SYHA in 2017


SYHA Hostelling Scotland announces activity breaks and holidays for 2017 (including the new craft making, walking and storytelling weekend at Loch Ossian – Loch Ossian Handmade Tales and Crafts), showcasing the true spirit of Scotland’s great outdoors

ACCORDING to a recent TripAdvisor survey*, travellers are seeking new experiences when making travel plans.

‘Going somewhere I’ve never been before (74 per cent)’, ‘learning something new (67 per cent)’ and ‘trying something new (63 per cent)’ are cited among the top five influencers; with ‘adventurous’ Millennials the most heavily influenced by these factors.

Accommodation prices are also a key driver (68 per cent) in holiday bookings.


In 2017, SYHA Hostelling Scotland, together with their long-standing partners, will host a selection of top-of-the-range activity short breaks and longer holidays to suit most outdoor enthusiasts and newcomers to the great outdoors, all looking for that new, exciting and achievable adventure, in some of the most breath-taking and remote landscapes in Scotland.

From the more challenging winter and summer Munro bagging in Torridon and the Isle of Skye to the more gentle west coast island hopping; and from long-distance trail walking on the Cape Wrath Trail to a new creative craft and tales weekend at Loch Ossian in March, SYHA’s activity holidays are perfectly suited to a range of interests.

They are also a great way for adventurers of all ages and fitness and skill levels to achieve their personal goals with like-minded people, whilst also having the best hostelling experience Scotland has to offer.

Yet again partnering with some of the best adventure activity providers in Scotland, including C-N-Do Scotland and Nineonesix Guiding, and hugely experienced mountain guides such as George Yeomans – and providing action packed itineraries, together with top-quality budget accommodation in some of Scotland’s most stunning locations – SYHA’s 2017 activity holidays offer huge value for money.

SYHA sales manager, Donna Thompson, said: “We continually receive very positive feedback about our activity breaks and holidays from our participants.

“SYHA collaborates with local and experienced guides and instructors who, in addition to their area of expertise, have the additional knowledge of the locality of the trip. This helps ensure we continue to offer great value and fantastic experiences for all.”

J Scott who took part in the seven-day Torridon Munro trip in 2016 summed up their trip as a “first rate holiday by any measure”.

For people wanting to create a memorable outdoor adventure as a last-minute Christmas gift for that special person in their lives, SYHA also sell gift vouchers.

These can be purchased online or via the sales office on 03452 93 7373 / email

See SYHA Hostelling Scotland’s website for further details on SYHA Activity Holidays in 2017 –

For downloadable images and full activity holiday itineraries, go to:


Media contact:

Paddy Cuthbert | Littlehouse Media | E: | M: 07913 951717

Notes to editors:

SYHA Activity holiday reservations

Contact the SYHA reservations team to book and for further information:

0345 293 7373 (costs of calling an 0345 number will vary depending on your provider)

SYHA Hostelling Scotland

SYHA Hostelling Scotland is a self-funding charity operating a network of over 60 exceptional youth and affiliate hostels for the benefit of all those wishing to learn and experience what Scotland has to offer. Our unique sites provide affordable, comfortable, safe and quality-assured accommodation with a warm, friendly welcome, local knowledge, activities and services for guests on their journeys of self-discovery, adventure and learning around Scotland.

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SYHA on Twitter – @syhahostelling – #syhadventure; or #ScotSpirit

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