Brian Watt

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Hi there!
I was born and brought up in Edinburgh and have lived for many years in Glasgow. My passion is showing visitors the very best of Scotland - whether her fascinating historical and cultural sites or her amazing scenery and natural environment. I've been tourist guiding professionally for a few years now, and I've been leading people hiking into the Scottish mountains for much longer. So whether you're looking to explore castles and distilleries, or Scotland's wonderful natural environment, I can help make your Scottish experience meaningful and fun. You'll find me approachable, professional, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic.

I am a "Munroist" - one of a select band of people who have climbed all 284 of Scotland's "Munros" (mountains in Scotland over 3,000'). I speak reasonable French and have a working knowledge of German.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Extended Tour
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: March to October inclusive
  • Year Qualified: 2020
  • Tour starting points

    • Aberfoyle
    • Ardrossan
    • Arran
    • Ayr
    • Balloch
    • Callander
    • Edinburgh
    • Falkirk
    • Glasgow
    • Gleneagles
    • Greenock
    • Helensburgh
    • Kilmarnock
    • Lanark
    • Largs
    • Linlithgow
    • Luss
    • Oban
    • Perth
    • Prestwick
    • Stirling
    • Troon
    • Turnberry
  • Qualifications

    MA (Hons), French and Philosophy, University of St Andrews, 1984
    
    DipHSM, Diploma in Health Services Management, 1989
    
    MBA, University of Edinburgh Management School, 2003
    
    Mountain Leader (Summer), Mountain Training UK, Glenmore Lodge, 2012
    
    Emergency Outdoor First Aid, BASP (British Association Ski Patrollers), most recent re-certification 2018
  • Tours

    Coach tours: day excursions or extended, multi-day tours
    
    Walk tours: towns/cities
    
    Hiking tours: day excursions or multi-day expeditions into Scotland's great outdoors, individually tailored to your requirements

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