Alistair Hector

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Rooted in Scotland, open to the world.

I was born and educated in Scotland and have lived here most of my life; I have also lived, studied and travelled extensively abroad. I trained as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide after a career in school teaching, which included 16 years as Headmaster of a prestigious and historic Edinburgh school. I am an accredited member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, qualified to guide in English and German.

Based in Edinburgh, I specialise in city tours of Scotland's capital and in exploring the East Coast and Borders of Scotland. I also love guiding in Stirling and the Trossachs, Glasgow, the West Coast and the Highlands and Islands.

On foot, by coach, or by car as a driver-guide, in English or in German, I  would be delighted to work with you as your guide on your visit to this wonderful country. 
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Ich bin gebürtiger Schotte und zugleich großer Deutschenfreund. 

Nach dem Germanistikstudium in Schottland arbeitete ich zwei Jahre lang als Lektor für Englisch in Deutschland, bevor ich im Heimatland  das Lehramt einschlug. Meine Karriere schloß ich mit 16 Jahren Dienst als Schulleiter in Edinburgh ab, woraufhin ich die Ausbildung als Fremdenführer unternahm. Ich bin jetzt bei der Scottish Tourist Guides Association akkreditierter Scottish Blue Badge Tourist Guide. 

In Edinburgh wohnhaft spezialisiere ich mich auf die schottische Hauptstadt sowie die Ostküste und die an England grenzenden ‘Borders’. Ich mache aber genauso gern Führungen nach Stirling und Glasgow, in den Highlands und an der Westküste. 

Ob zu Fuß, mit dem Reisebus, oder mit dem Wagen, auf englisch bzw deutsch, würde ich mich freuen, Sie bei Ihrem Besuch nach diesem wunderschönen Land führen zu dürfen.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Driver Guide
  • Extended Tour
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Shore Excursion
  • Special needs groups
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All Year
  • Type of car: Hired as required
  • Year Qualified: 2016
  • Tour starting points

    • Edinburgh
    • Aberdeen
    • Dundee
    • Glasgow
    • Greenock
    • Melrose
    • Perth
    • St Andrews
    • South Queensferry
    • Stirling
    • Rosyth
    • Pitlochry
    • Aberfoyle
    • Aviemore
    • Dunkeld
    • Falkirk
    • Gleneagles
    • Hawick
    • Jedburgh
    • Linlithgow
    • Oban
  • Qualifications

    MA Hons German Language and Literature, St Andrews University
    Diploma in Educational Management, Open University
    Full GB Driver's Licence
    STGA  Blue Badge
  • Tours

    Coach Tour 
    Conference and incentive work 
    Corporate Assistance 
    Driver Guide 
    Extended Tour 
    Itinerary Planning 
    Shore Excursion 
    Special needs groups 
    Walking Tour

Clients' Testimonials

  • The Scottish Government is delighted to endorse the work of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association in recognition of their worldwide reputation and quality work and training. I commend the passion and knowledge they bring to guiding and congratulate them on continuing to set the standard in this area.

  • VisitScotland is delighted to recognise the Scottish Tourist Guides Association as the professional membership body for fully trained and accredited tourist guides in Scotland. STGA accredited guides are passionate ambassadors for Scotland and in providing our visitors with information and inspiration, help deliver a memorable experience for them.

  • VisitScotland is delighted to recognise the Scottish Tourist Guides Association as the professional membership body for fully trained and accredited tourist guides in Scotland. STGA accredited guides are passionate ambassadors for Scotland and in providing our visitors with information and inspiration, help deliver a memorable experience for them.

  • Fergus Ewing MSP

    Minister for Business, Energy, and Tourism

    Scottish Government

  • Marion Boyd

    International Development Assistant

    Aberdeen City Council

  • Helen Versloot

    Incentive Department

    Gullivers Travel Agency