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Posted by on July 4th 2024 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scotland

James Bond trip Scotland, ultimate off market James Bond experiences

It is with great excitement and pride that we are able to announce the forthcoming introduction of our ULTION PRIVÉ experience.

Via ULTION PRIVÉ, you and our VIP members are granted unparalleled access to the ultimate in Scottish adventure and landscape, combined with the very finest in luxury and attention to detail.

Absolutely unique, entirely bespoke and reassuringly exclusive. 

To register your interest and to talk to a member of the team, please email:  

James Bond 007 Adventure: Fully Loaded Espionage Experience has arrived, 'Shaken, not Stirred'

Posted by on May 13th 2023 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scotland

James Bond experience trips in Scotland
A James Bond Inspired Adventure, Like No Other. This is a complete off-market Scottish Highlands experience in the true spirit of '007'.  Celebrating 70-years of our favourite spy

Our 'Dossier for M' Bond experience, is unique. This particularly special Bond-inspired adventure provides our clients with an unmatched high-octane Scottish Highlands experience. With use of approximately 650,000-acres of private Scottish estates the stage is set for your thrilling double 'o' adventure.  

iPhone / Android friendly link: A James Bond Adventure

The mission involves a realistic and fun storyline woven into...

V8 Defender 'Islay Edition' by Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works

Posted by on May 5th 2023 in Europe, Interviews, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scotland

V8 Defender 'Islay Edition' by Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works

Introducing the latest offering from JLR Classic. The V8 Defender 'Islay Edition'. Pricing is £276k (including VAT) for a Defender 90 and £294k (Including VAT) for the 110.

With a £5k payment to secure an allocation followed by 40% deposit and the rest on completion, timings for these dream machines are looking to be first ¼ of 2024.

JLR Classic are working on only 30 of these stunning looking 'Islay Edition' Land Rovers. What are you waiting for?


BORN TO RUN - Unique Highland Husky Run at The Fife Arms this winter with Sandgrouse Travel

Posted by on November 15th 2021 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia , Scotland

Dog Sledding in Scotland with The Fife Arms and Sandgrouse Travel - Unique Group Travel Experience

Bringing Jack London's classic story 'The Call of the Wild' to the Scottish Highlands has been a dream of Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions' founder, Jonny Stage for many years. Now we're excited to say we are offering something utterly unique with our 'Highland Husky Run' at The Fife Arms Hotel, Braemar. Join us for the perfect staycation activity this winter - bringing the magic of Lapland to...

Spem Successus Alit: Successful VetRun180 Journey to be Repeated with new Group of Medically Discharged British Veterans

Posted by on July 9th 2021 in Adventure & Expeditions, Inspiration, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scotland

Land Rover Expedition in Scotland - British Iraq & Afghan Veterans

We are delighted to announce that following on from the great success of the 2020 Scottish Coast to Coast Expedition with the incredible UK-based military charity VetRun180, Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions will be leading a re-run of this challenging and unique overland journey by Land Rover.  This September will be the charity's second ever Scottish Highlands expedition and we are thilled to once again be involved from start to finish, facilitating a remarkable cross-country route.

The Group, Route & Vehicles

Staycation 2021 - Scotland for Luxury Family Holidays

Posted by on March 28th 2021 in Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scotland

James Bond Home in Scotland - Rent Skyfall for your staycation

So, it's now looking like summer 2021 staycations are the order of the day. With that in mind, what can be better than escaping to the UK's most beautiful country, Scotland!

We hold the keys to some of Scotland's most incredible private, exclusive-use homes. With a fabulous array of homes, castles and lodges across the country there's something out there that is perfect for you and your family. Choose from the borders to the Hebrides and Northern Isles,...

Scotland Coast to Coast - Successful Road to Recovery with VetRun180

Posted by on December 16th 2020 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scotland

VetRun180 success at Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, Scottish Land Rover expedition for UK Veterans.

Words by Jonny Stage, edited by Craig Allen, and photography by Simon Green Photography - as per full feature in Land Rover Monthly Magazine (November 2020). 

Every so often in life the opportunity for a grand adventure presents itself that cannot be passed by. What's more, you know if you don't jump at it, the...

License to Thrill - James Bond Day Trips

Posted by on November 5th 2020 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Scotland

License to Thrill - James Bond Day Trips

Step into the shoes of Commander James Bond on our one of a kind Bond-inspired day espionage trips. These unique 007 days out combine off market high-octane adventure elements with a visit to a private MI6-style HQ castle for a lunch and an Aston Martin photoshoot in Glen Etive, not to mention a crash course in sniper rifles and pistols on a range with ex-forces instructors. 

Our unique Scottish Highland adventure sees clients being collected by helicopter from their accommodation...

VetRun180 - Military Charity to Travel Coast to Coast Across Scottish Highlands with Sandgrouse Travel

Posted by on August 6th 2020 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scotland

VetRun180 - Injured Veterans Charity in Scottish Highlands

VetRun180 is a UK-based military veterans charity, formed by its founders (themselves Iraq & Afghan vets) out of a necessity. This young and hugely exciting charity takes physically and mentally injured (PTSD) veterans on challenging expeditions around the globe. It is on these unique journeys where the lucky teams are re-invoking their great sense of adventure and teamwork. VetRun180 is genuinely saving lives through the spirit of adventure - a concept that strikes a chord with Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions.


Luxury Highland Pony Picnics - Unique Scottish Experiences

Posted by on July 16th 2020 in Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scotland

Queen Victoria Balmoral - Luxury Highland Pony Picnics in the Scottish Highland - Luxury Scotland Experiences
Balmorality. "Scotch air, Scotch people, Scotch hills, Scotch rivers, Scotch woods, are all far preferable to those of any other nation in or out of this world". - Queen Victoria, ca. 1849. 

Queen Victoria was right. One only need read her journal entries. Time in the Highlands of Scotland surrounded by wild and rugged nature, accompanied by Highlanders of noble character is hard to beat. What can be better than hearing stories of old from a loyal estate ghillie who's been...

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