For over 30 years, we've delivered.

We are as passionate about your experience as we are about the Scottish Highlands.

We go the extra mile

Our road trips are yours to enjoy! The Inverness and Scottish Highlands Tour packages and itineries we have designed are based on our own unforgettable experiences of “road trips” in the beautiful Highlands & Islands, and our deep desire to share them with you.

Hi, I'm Donald

Ceud mile failte! (a hundred thousand welcomes)

…as we say in Scots Gaelic. Your friendly bantering tour guide, driver, storyteller, and proud Highlander. I run MacNeil Coaches, a family business providing value-packed coach travel experiences throughout the Scottish Highlands & Islands for over 30 years.

Our story began in 1990 when my late father followed a lifelong dream to have his own coach and so established the business with my mother, on the idyllic Hebridean Island of Barra.

In 1991 my father was instrumental in setting up the first Public Bus Service on the Island. School transport services, private hire work and tours, some of which were for well-known established companies, were a key part of their success. At this time we were also the most Westerly located Coach Operator in Scotland.

In 2016 my parents decided it was sadly time to retire. Having delivered a fulfilling 30-year career in public service myself, I chose to continue my family’s legacy and took over the running of the company.

In 2020 I relocated the business to Dingwall, Ross-shire, to be close to my children and grandchildren. This is an area where I spent a significant part of my public service career, so continuing to support the communities we serve remains one of our core ethics.

We’ve always said, “People are our most important asset”. Without customers, we are little more than a name. Without our dedicated team, we cannot exceed and deliver our customer’s expectations, needs, and high standards of service. We will always go the extra mile to deliver for you.

Donald MacNeil – Managing Director | Owner

Our Vision & Mission

Driving success and quality travel through people

Vision

  • Driving people, our most important asset
  • Making a positive difference to others, safely and assuredly
  • Investing in our dedicated team, our fleet, and our communities
  • Ensuring we continue to be an ethical, caring, and considerate company

Mission

  • To provide quality luxury travel through our range of mini-coaches and dedicated team with an earned recognition
  • To become market leaders and the “go-to” company for coach travel and tour services
  • Retain our proud community based ethos
  • Give our clients the most unforgettable experience of the Scottish Highlands & Islands

Our Services

Our services and hires range from bespoke Scottish Highlands Tour packages, Luxury Scottish Highlands Coach Holidays and Wedding Transport to tailored Day Excursions and Private and Contract Coach Hire.

So whether it’s a Staycation tour experience, Golf get-away, Youth activity trip event, “big night out” or your most special of days… we’ll get you there in comfort and style.

Located in Historic Dingwall, Ross-shire, we cover the Highlands and Moray areas of Scotland and can also arrange transfers from other areas in Scotland.

Why Use MacNeil Coaches

We put people first! Offering an unforgettable, high quality, reliable, value for money experience.

Highland Bus Tour Reviews

We aim to exceed expectations for every customer, on every trip & tour, every time. But don’t just take our word for it.

Here’s what some of our customers & partners say about MacNeil Coaches.

5/5
I would like to say a big THANK YOU, to you for another year in a successful partnership. Our guests and leaders really appreciate the extra mile that you go to ensure that they have a great holiday, despite the best that the weather can throw at us!
Mandy Trueman
Transport Manager, HF Holidays
5/5
I didn't manage to see you after you dropped us at the hotel ‪on Sunday afternoon to thank you for taking us around that day. Brilliant idea to give us a quick tour of the north end of the island where we had missed our normal walk. Even our Australian guests were amazed by the beaches on Vatersay.
Douglas Tullis
Tour Guide
5/5
Great service and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. This was my first trip so really just a recce but learned so much in a few days thanks to these guys. Banter was great too!
Lyndsay Eason
Customer
5/5
Dear Mr MacNeil. We would like to thank you for your continued support to the Butt to Barra Charity Cycle. We raised over £20,000 this year for Bethesda Hospice, Crossroads and the Hebridean Men’s Cancer Support Group and couldn’t have done so without your help.
The Butt to Barra Charity Cycle Team
Customer
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