Who are we?
We are locally based in Nairn in the Scottish Highlands near Inverness and Cawdor Castle. Our specialist award-winning company of experienced and committed Scottish travel counselors, is now in its 11th successful year, and is owned and managed by Marie Cruickshank, the powerhouse behind the business.
Marie brings many different attributes to Scotland Made Easy, along with her great enthusiasm, passion, energy and commitment which are shared with her small dedicated team. We all love Scotland, together have been working in tourism for 30 years, and are passionate about our beautiful Scottish country. We want to share our own personal knowledge with you to make sure your time spent in Scotland is unforgettable and beyond your expectations.
We offer a very personal service, unlike larger faceless and anonymous companies, and enjoy getting to know our clients and building up a good rapport. Living and working in Scotland means we have up-do-date information at our fingertips and are happy to advise you and help with any queries.
You need to be sure that you are booking with a company you can trust, so it’s good to know that Marie is a member of the Inverness Chamber of Commerce and Highland Business Women’s Club who would be delighted to verify our credentials if you wish to contact them.
Recently, when out seeing clients in Singapore, Marie joined the Scottish Business Association of Singapore.
Marie was also a member of her local Nairn Rotary Club for several years but has had to give up due to heavy work commitments.
Through her many years' experience as a qualified Home Economist and setting up and running an award-winning B&B, Marie developed strong links with the Scottish & Highland hospitality industry, and continues to promote Scotland worldwide.
Marie has gone out to meet clients in the US before after their trips - as well as during their stay in Scotland - as you will see in the photos opposite.
She has completed Scotland's Best Management course and is holder of the Welcome Host award. In addition, Marie has also been employed as a hotel inspector, so has a keen eye for high standards and good quality. This is invaluable in ensuring our clients stay in lovely 4 Star (and 5 Star) accommodation in Scotland. It is due to all this experience, she has learned a lot about what people want and need when they are on holiday, and Scotland Made Easy can make your holiday easy for you!
With our travel planning team and local knowledge of Scotland, we are happy to organize accommodation for medical, educational or other conferences. Perhaps you may like to extend your time after a conference for a side trip and do a self drive tour to discover a secret Scotland you didn't know about?
We are delighted that many of our clients find us by word of mouth or repeat business – so why not tell your friends?
Scotland Made Easy was very pleased to support the Children's Welfare
League Mardi Gras Ball in Asheville, North Carolina held in February 2011.