our story

Both brothers (Rowan & Andy) have lived in various places around the world, including London, New York and Florence. It’s while in Florence that Andy and his business partner Keith created ‘Tuscany Bike Tours’ providing fun cycle tours in and around the heart of Chianti. Rowan left New York and his old corporate career to join Andy & Keith as a cycle tour guide, showcasing the Tuscan hills, food and wine on any of the many one day tours conducted each day.

From the eight years of tours in Tuscany, we wanted to create something special in Edinburgh, with the formation of Mini Mack Tours. We drive Mini Coopers (the quintessential way to trace in the UK) our name is Mackie…..and we go on tour! So, that’s where our name came from. In three short years, Mini Mack Tours is now one of the top five tours to do on TripAdvisor and now we are incredibly excited to provide our new Highland Private Tours

live the high life!


We love our country and we want you to have the best, unique experience while in Scotland.     

Scotland has fast become a must visit worldwide destination, being voted one of the top ten places to visit by Lonely Planet and numerous other notable publications.  We are very proud of where come from and feel fortunate to showcase our country to the many visitors who travel from far and wide each year.  

All our tours are led by two local brothers, Rowan & Andy Mackie, both born & bred in Edinburgh. We tour in style in our Mercedes Vito Tourer with comfy leather seats and selection of refreshments to choose from while we roll around the beautiful scenery of Scotland. We can happily take up to 7 passengers with luggage for any of our short or extensive trips.


We have been running our successful city tours in Edinburgh for over 3 enjoyable years now in the form of Mini Mack Tours which showcases the local & hidden spots in our beautiful city. Many of our customers asked if we toured further afield into the Highlands of Scotland….and now we do! We are delighted to bring this into fruition with our new ‘Highland Private Tours’ where we can create a fantastic, bespoke Scottish experience to any visitors who come to our bonny wee country. 

our tours



Our Highland Tours have been created specifically for you to experience a flavour of our beautiful country.  With a wealth of hills, lochs, mountains, distilleries, castles and don’t forget the Highland Coos, we will showcase this all in any one of our unique trips.  

You will have the opportunity to see and do so much more than what is listed in any tourist guide book and with our local knowledge of Scotland we can take you to all the amazing landmarks and hidden sights other tours don’t usually go.