Scotland Expedition Team

Share the adventure with knowledgeable, engaging companions

Over the 25 years of our history in Scotland, the quality of our veteran staff, and their companionship is the reason the Lindblad name is known and respected for top-quality expeditions. And, now that we are aligned with National Geographic, there is no better team anywhere.

The team composition
Every expedition sails with a veteran expedition leader, a historian, and a naturalist. Some departures also have a National Geographic expert. Together, they weave a narrative of the country’s history, sites, and natural wonders as you sail through them, offering a rich, experience of the region that would otherwise be impossible. 

Featured Scotland Team Members

  • David Barnes

    David studied history at the University of York in England and theology at the University of Wales.  Research in the field of religious history (at Cardiff) followed on naturally.  He has spent most of his professional life teaching history, most recently in adult education departments within the University of Wales where he has taught a wide variety of courses pertinent to the wider Atlantic world.  In 1988, he made his first lecture-tour of the U.S. for the English Speaking Union. He has published extensively on Welsh history and topography–his most recent book being the Companion Guide to Wales (2005)–and is a frequent contributor of articles and reviews to Welsh cultural and literary journals.  In the1990s, David was active in the field of international education, traveling worldwide and spending a year in the U.S. (in Atlanta and New York City).  He speaks English and French in addition to his native Welsh. Read More

  • Jim Richardson
    National Geographic Photographer

    Jim Richardson is an American photojournalist working primarily for the National Geographic Society and as a social documentary photographer recognized for his explorations of small-town life. Read More

  • Konia Tack
    Cultural Specialist

    Konia was born in Germany, but she fell in love with Scotland twenty seven years ago when she first visited. Settling on Scotland's West Coast, Konia quickly immersed herself in the local culture, the remarkable natural settings, and the history of the Highlands. Read More

  • Stewart Aitchison
    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

    Trained as zoologist and geologist, Stewart 's passion is the natural world. He has been exploring, photographing, teaching, and writing about biodiversity, geology, and the American Southwest for forty years and has worked with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic since 1981.  Stewart also spent ten years as a field biologist for the Museum of Northern Arizona, a nonprofit institution dedicated to preserving the Colorado Plateau's natural and cultural heritage. Read More

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Scotland Itineraries

Scotland's Highlands and Islands

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Expeditions in: Jun, Jul, Aug

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Guest comments

"Historian was outstanding!"

-Mary Sue O.