About The Hebridean Explorer

About The Hebridean Explorer

John Alasdair Macdonald, The Hebridean Explorer

John Alasdair Macdonald is a native of the Scottish Highlands from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides and was raised in a Scottish Gaelic speaking family, the ancient language of the Scottish Highlands.

John has been operating The Hebridean Explorer for over fourteen years and his aim on every tour is that you get to sample as many of the delights of the Scottish Highlands and Islands as possible from the stunning landscapes and dramatic scenery to the ancient history, traditions and culture that make this land so special.

John has always had a passion for the history and culture of the Scottish Highlands and along with a degree in Scottish History and a masters in British Studies, he currently spends his spare time (mostly over the winter months) as a part-time PhD student at the Centre of History UHI (University of the Highlands and Islands) researching the Scottish Gaelic clans of the central and west Highlands during the mid-eighteenth century.

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