As SYHA's furriest member of staff, Hamish regularly travels around the SYHA network stopping in at various youth hostels along the way to lend a hand (or paw). Hamish is very popular with guests and loves having his picture taken so, if you see him on your travels, make sure you pose for a photo with him and share it with us via Facebook.

Hamish MacBear

Follow Hamish's Story

Read all about The Adventures of Hamish MacBear in Hamish's very own comic strip, complete with a special Hamish Wordsearch and Hostel Link Game. Click on the comic strip below to find out more and to download Hamish's 'H' Wordsearch and Hamish's Hostel Link. To see Hamish's holiday snaps check out his Travel Diary!

Hamish to Take Home

Buy your very own Hamish MacBear! Available from youth hostel reception desks, Hamish is ready to continue his adventures back home with you.


All the profits from the sale of Hamish keyrings will be put straight back into SYHA Youth Programmes, funding more places for young people.

Our ambition (and Hamish's) is to offer up to 20 places on a bespoke educational youth programme at one of our youth hostels. Your purchase of a Hamish keyring will help give young people the chance to experience, enjoy and understand the great outdoors and Scottish landscape.

£160 will provide one place for a young person on a SYHA Youth Programme. All profits from the sale of these Hamish keyrings will help make a difference to a young person in Scotland.