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New Website Launch

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After months of planning, soul searching and organising, we have our new website! The planning and organising elements are clear enough, but soul searching?? Well, since the company started 18 years ago on a kitchen table in Edinburgh, the core theme of Caledonia trips had always been language learning.  Hence our original name, Caledonia Languages Abroad Ltd.

However, over the last several years as the company has grown and developed in different directions, language courses are no longer the mainstay of what we do. Although still very important to us, so too are our dance and music holidays, trekking and cultural itineraries and other trips that do not include a language learning element.   Designing  our new website to better reflect what we do and how we think, it was clear that our future focus and new identity is as a specialist tour operator, for cultural, linguistic and adventure travel.

Over to Caledonia Worldwide… we believe that this best describes our business now, looking out from Scotland and embracing the world and working with people worldwide to set up their trips overseas.

Kath Bateman

Kath Bateman

So, refocused and redesigned, here is Caledonia Worldwide! We hope you will like it – any feedback will be much appreciated.


About the Author
Kath Bateman founded Caledonia in 1996 and still has a very active role in the company. As a linguist and avid traveller, Caledonia brings together many strands of Kath’s personal and professional interests. She is a Modern Languages and Tourism graduate and has worked as a tour leader and trilingual guide, ski rep and salsa teacher, cultural events organiser, salsa club promoter and English language teacher. She lived and studied in France and Austria and has travelled widely elsewhere in Europe, Latin America and particularly in Cuba. Kath is still very much involved in the business and is as motivated by what Caledonia does as when she first set up the company in the spare room at home all those years ago.