Meet our Team

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to take a walk on the Great Wall of China? Or listening to your own heartbeat while watching the stars in the Sahara desert? And what about conquering the rough seas between Cape Horn and Antarctica? Our team will help you make the right choice.

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Office Based Team

Julia MacLeay


Julia has been in travel for close to 30 years and has been born and bred in Inverness. She has extensively travelled the globe and has many a story to tell. Her taste in travel varies from a spirtiual retreat in India to going wild at country music festivals in the Deep South of the USA. If you are looking for something that you may think is impossible, then Julia is the person to speak to. 

Looking to plan your next creative and unusal holiday? Give Julia a call on 01463 240467 and use Ext: 301 or send an email to julia@spiritjourneysworldwide.com.

Kate MacIver



Kate comes to SJ Travel from Alba Travel in Inverness where she was manager.  She has many years experience in the travel trade, creating bespoke itineraries for clients as well as booking package holidays.  Kate also worked in business travel for many years and is looking forward to the bringing her wealth of experience to SJ.


For your next trip of a lifetime give Kate a call on 01463 240467 and use Ext: 316 or email kate@spiritjourneysworldwide.com.

Amy Martin


Amy Martin started off her travel career many years ago as an apprentice in Lunn Poly. Then worked for Co op Travelcare and Thomas Cook and Visit Scotland. Took a short break from travel to have her family. And rejoined her travel career with Spirit Journeys in May 2017. Amy has extensive knowledge and can always be relied on to create the holiday of your dreams.


For your next trip  give Amy a call on 01463 240467 or email amy@spiritjourneysworldwide.com

Elaine Mudie


Elaine started working in travel back in 1983 as an office junior and worked her way up to Shop Manager in Lunn Poly where she worked for 20 years.  She has a  love of travel and been on many family holidays with her firm favourite being Orlando, Florida.  Now that her boys are grown up and doing their own thing she likes to go cruising and if she is not away on holiday then she always planning the next one or two or three!

Elaine is our Admin Manager here at Spirit Journeys and keeps all of our bookings and admin up to date. She hides away behind the scenes to ensure you have a seamless experience, but you may have contact with her from time to time.

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Home Working Team

Gillian Smith


Sally Mackay Wood



Sally’s interest in travel began following the completion of a Travel and Tourism course in Inverness. Over the years Sally has travelled to many far flung destinations around the world and decided to join our team in January 2017.  She has exceptional Customer Service skills and is able to offer a wide of holidays from package to city breaks.  

However, if you are looking for someone to organize and coordinate a more complex travel itinerary, Sally has the experience and skills to hold your hand every step of the way to ensure your holiday is perfect and to be looked after 100%. 


To be looked after 100% then give Sally a call on  01463 240467 and use Ext: 308 or email sally@sjtravelcentre.com


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  • Myself and my husband are both retired so we are on a fixed income, but at the same time when i go on holiday i want to travel in style. Julia and the team are able to find that magic balance between luxury and affordability while offering invaluable advice on where to go. Much cheaper than booking online myself. Perfect.

  • We have just returned from the most mind blowing experience i have had in my life. With the help of the wonderful Aimee i was able to realise a dream of mine to visit Turkey, which took in a stay in a cave hotel in the ancient wonder that is Cappadocia. We also took a beautiful cruise down the Bosphorus river in Istanbul to watch the sun set. Totally magical. S Bostock, Elgin.

  • Julia and team were able to find me the PERFECT family holiday in Greece recently that was just amazing. It combined the fabulous historical sites of Greece for me, some sailing which my husband adores and a fantastic family friendly hotel where the kids were spoiled for choice for activities. This is my 8th time booking with SJ Travel, I just wont go anywhere else. L Dawson, Inverness.

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