Following hugely successful past events, the Highland Challenge 2017 is scheduled from Sunday 11th June through to Saturday 17th June, and open to all who are up for it.

What is it about?

An entire week of martial training, physical challenges and social sessions, all in the glorious setting of the West Highlands of Scotland.

The challenge offers an opportunity to train hard, play hard, push yourself, discover, experience and enjoy, all in the purest environment Nature has to offer.

Moidart is a land rich in genuine Celtic cultural and combative legends. It still provides one of the most historic, inspiring and challenging training grounds available today.

This is the setting for the Highland Challenge....

The 2017 Challenge is all-inclusive, as course costs cover the following -

  • Transport - Minibus to and from Edinburgh and around the various Highland training grounds.
  • Accommodation - All participants are based at the Glenuig Inn, Moidart which serves as our base of operations for the week.
  • Meals - Breakfast and dinners are included each day, as Highland air works up a rare appetite! The Inn serves a quality range of local produce and cooking.
  • Training - Six days of intense tuition in the traditional Highland weapons of quarterstaff, backsword, dirk and more! (weapons are supplied), all given in some of the most stunning locations, steeped in Scottish history and legend. All tuition is given by Mo. Paul Macdonald of the Macdonald Academy of Arms.

Each day consists of a morning challenge (details of which are not revealed until the day), a full afternoon of training at specific locations and naturally, an evening session, all for six nights and seven days straight!

This is as authentic as it gets, as we train on original Jacobite training grounds with traditional weapons and martial techniques.

It all adds up to one unforgettable adventure and experience.

Previous Challenges have seen participants arrive from Italy, Holland, Canada and the US!

Dates are confirmed and booking is now open. Please note that places are strictly limited, so early booking is advised.

Fortune Favours the Brave!

For further details or to reserve you place, please contact Macdonald directly at or on 0131 557 1510 (0044 131 557 1510 for int'l) or via Facebook message here