Highlander was founded in the 1980s, when exploring the outdoors was seen as an expensive pursuit. We thought otherwise – that enjoying the challenges and beauty of the outdoors should be available to everyone.

Over the years, this ethos has been our North Star as we continually strive to create clothing and equipment that helps everyone to explore their world, their way. 35 years later, this ever-growing passion, and our commitment to producing gear that helps people look good, feel good, and stay safe, has helped Highlander become the brand that it is today.


Whatever the weather or environment, we live and breath it


Our environment not only inspires us but drives us to deliver products that are accessible for all.


This passion is echoed in our work, as we design the products that we want to use when we go out adventuring. Almost as soon as a new sample comes in, it is claimed by an eager employee for a field test on their weekend adventures.

Here's a few of the team...

David McVicar

Highlander Job Role Product Designer/ Developer

Hobbies Enduro Mountain Biking, Trail Running/ Obstacle races and Snowboarding

Favourite hiking location Skye and Lochalsh and Isle of Raasay

Top 3 Highlander products
• Shield Jacket
• Hirta Hybrid Jacket
• 100% Waterproof Socks

Goals: This year (2024) my goal is to achieve MacAvalanche, Ten Under the Ben, Ard Moors and Ard Rock mountain bike races.

Abbie McCotter

Highlander Job Role Assistant Buyer

Hobbies Nail tech, spending time with friends and family, music festivals, walking, cycling

Experiences I only started hill walking about 2 years ago so I don't have a huge amount but I love being outdoors especially in the nice weather.

Top 3 Highlander products
• Fast Boil
• Stow & Go Jacket
• Skye Carbon Fibre Walking Poles

Goals: I’m going to do more hill walking to work up to doing my first Munro very soon and would love to summit Ben Nevis in the Spring!

David Alcock

Highlander Job Role Graphic Designer and Web Development

Hobbies Running, cycling, surfing, snowboarding, bmx and hiking. I'm also a Fire Fighter for SFRS.

Experiences I served as a reserve in the Armed Forces and I'm passionate about the outdoors and being in the Scottish mountains, from walking, climbing to snowboarding.

Top 3 Highlander products
• Triplex stove
• Storm kitbag
• Vorlich rucksack

Goals: I'm planning more summit camps with friends and maybe cycle Land's end to John O'Groats again in September (RAB)

Neil Spalding

Highlander Job Role Account Manager and Gear guru

Hobbies Many! including, Music and song, History, Painting, Malt Whisky sampling. I Still get out on the hill occasionally too!

Favourite location The Cuillin in the Spring. The Sutherland Hills in Summer, Glencoe/Glen Etive in the Autumn and the Cairngorms in the Winter.

Top 3 Highlander products
• Wee Banshee Pump
• Shield Jacket
• Highlander Drysacks

Goals: I'm not into lists etc. I'm only interested in spending quality time in interesting places with good people.


The rugged mountains of Scotland provide us with the inspiration
for designing durable, performance Highlander outdoor gear


At Highlander, we pride ourselves on great products and quality customer service


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