Coronavirus - Covid-19 Pandemic

Firstly and most importantly, we hope you are and your family are all safe and well and we wish you all the best over these difficult times.

In view of the well documented implications of the unprecedented worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, we want to reassure you that that the safety and well-being of all of our touring groups is very important to us and that we are closely monitoring advice from the Government, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and ABTA.

We have been dealing with the repatriation of clients stuck in Spain and are supporting our staff who are in self isolation.

Our office is now in full lockdown and we have very limited email access but those who are able to work are working around the clock to ensure that we can assist our customers with the most urgent needs and our goal is to ensure that anyone due to travel in the next seven days has been updated on their tour and given a list of options available to them, we will not however have the resources to enter into conversations over these options at this stage.

We will continue to contact tour organisers whose travel plans have been effected.

Best wishes at what is a difficult time for us all and thanks for your understanding,

The Burleigh Travel Team

  • University Of St Andrews Cricket Tour To Barbados
  • Whitchurch HC Juniors Hockey Tour To Holland
  • Aylesford Bulls RFC Minis At The Bournemouth Festival
  • England Indoor Netball Team Tour To New Zealand
  • Park House School Football Tour to Spain

Scott Laird

Burleigh Travel Sports Tour Co-ordinator

Scott Laird

Scott Profile Pic


Having moved down from Scotland in 1996 with no interest in rugby what so ever I have now become a full convert and been heavily involved since secondary school, it all started when a friend asked me if I was free to help out with a 3xv fixture, I turned up knowing next to nothing about the rules, wearing football shorts and my old school top and trainers. (I had done a little at school but we mostly played football and cricket) I was thrown straight into the game in the front row as I was a bit larger than some of the others and absolutely loved it! I was covered in all the marks but after a warm shower, few drinks and lots of chatting I was hooked and have been playing ever since (almost 11 years now!).

After leaving school and drifting around in various jobs (I’ve spent the last 10 years in construction) the opportunity to work in sport couldn’t be missed. I have always been involved in sport, and the volunteering involved with running sports clubs & teams gives me a real buzz! (Just ask my wife). If I’m not playing it, I’m talking about it, watching it or helping to run it for others, as I now do some local coaching and try to referee. I am lucky that through my working and volunteering roles I have experienced nearly every sport imaginable at some point, some with success some without. Some of the best were when I worked with the forces for 2 years.

Despite my massive passion for sport taking up a lot of my time I still have time to pursue my love of travel & culture. I'm also looking to learning new things, and love visiting museums and historical places. Sometimes a beach holiday is nice though.

I also love working with people. I like to help my fellow man but most of the time I just like to talk.

I recently got married to Emma-Jayne who shares my passion for travel but definitely enjoys more sedate holidays to me.

Sport has given me loads of opportunities and new lifelong friends so the opportunity to give that experience to others through working with Burleigh Travel is amazing.

Favourite Sports Tour Destination:

“Scotland, always like coming home and enjoying myself”

Most Memorable Travel Experience:

 "All of them! Although I can’t remember too much about any of them”

 Scott Photo 2

 Scott playing for Cheltenham North RFC

Scott Photo 1

 Scott travelling in Europe

Fact File:

Nickname: Fester

Favourite Sports: Rugby & Football

Best Achievement: Sport related - Playing county level cricket & football as a junior, winning combination cup in rugby

Favourite Sports Team: Falkirk FC (Football), Cheltenham North RFC (Rugby), Scotland for both

Favourite Sports Personality: Ian Holloway, what a laugh!

Countries Visited: Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Malta, UK & islands hopefully with more to come.

Random Fact:  I’ve gone a whole rugby season without getting injured once... I’ve broken my nose 6 times so far.


 Scott's Burleigh Travel Inside Line: 

"Don’t think what if? Try everything once!...twice if you like it"

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  • I just wanted to let you know that the tour was absolutely brilliant, it really was faultless. The accommodation and coach were superb. The boys had a fantastic time.

    Oswestry RFC U15s tour to the Hilversum Rugby Festival

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