Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Why We Care

Our tours have been bringing together people from every corner of the globe, each with their own stories, cultures, and identities. We believe that this is what makes every experience unique – the connections we make along the way!

This isn't just true for our guests; it's at the heart of our team, too. Working side by side with incredible people from different backgrounds means no two days are ever the same. We learn from each other's life experiences and perspectives, making our work more fun and creative.

Read Our DEI Workplace Policy

How We Celebrate LGBTQIA+

We're excited to introduce you to our dedicated Pride Circle – a passionate group at Highland Explorer Tours driving diversity, inclusion, and meaningful dialogue within our organisation and the LGBTQIA+ community in Scotland.

Empowering Voices All Year

 Radical Pride Circle

Every month since 2023, our Pride Circle members have been gathering to explore topics ranging from integrating inclusive policies to building LGBTQIA+-friendly networks, championing under-represented communities, and supporting our staff.

Using Pronouns in Emails

Driver Guide and Bus

Our staff are encouraged to include their pronouns in their email signatures, and we're delighted to see many of our team embracing this. You can read about the benefits of this practice here.

LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland Fundraising

At our Christmas Raffle 2023, we raised £1825 to support the Edinburgh-based charity LGBT Youth Scotland. The money was raised to support young people in Scotland, creating a safe space to express themselves, as well as providing vital advice and guidance.

Gender Parity

We are proud to be an organisation where women constitute a significant portion of the workforce. Women make up 40% of our driver guide team and 50% of our wider workforce. Our senior management team is equally balanced, with 50% women.

The women in our team’s dedication and expertise are integral to our success and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Have feedback or suggestions on how we can make travel in Scotland more diverse and inclusive? Email us at info@highlandexplorertours.com. We'd love to hear from you!