Head Guide - Iain Mackay

Iain has guided adventure expeditions throughout Scotland and worldwide for 20 years. He is a Senior Tutor for the Mountain Bike Instructor Award Scheme (MIAS), the UK’s largest and longest-established awarding body for mountain biking, and has extensive experience of training and qualifying instructors in the UK and abroad. He has a background in outdoor education, adventure travel and the armed forces.

His qualifications include: MIAS Level 5 Mountain Bike Instructor, Velotech Cycle Mechanic, Winter Mountain Leader, Rock Climbing Instructor, NNAS Tutor Award, First Responder and First Aid Instructor. In addition, Iain is a Trainee Member of both ABMG and AMI.

Iain speaks French, Spanish and German.

Skye MTB Adventures is the leading Mountain Bike Guiding company for the Isle of Skye. We are based locally and have many years experience of leading adventures on the Isle of Skye and other areas. All our rides are led by fully qualified, local Mountain Bike Guides. At Skye MTB Adventures we pride ourselves on the quality and reliability of our guides and the services they provide. All our rides are led by full qualified Mountain Bike Instructors.

We are fully insured through the Association of British Cycling Coaches which only provides cover to professionally qualified instructors. All our staff are first aid trained to industry standards. All our guides are professionally qualified through internationally recognised Mountain Biking award schemes.