Davina Gibson-Young

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Delighted to meet you all, my name is Davina Gibson Young; both as a born and bred Scot; I qualified as a Scottish Tourist Guide in 1991. 
In my pre STGA person I worked in Admin & Sales for Toye, Kenning & Spencer  I was also the Secretary for Greyfriars Church & some years in a Lawyer’s office in Edinburgh
It is a real joy for me to be able to interpret Scotland’s wide and long heritage, her proud ancient history, dramatic landscapes, coasts and islands for our visitors. 
Then there are the dramatic Castles, Battlefields, Glens and Mountains all with tons of mystery and atmosphere to delve into and explain and encourage visitors to engage with them all.
I am lucky enough to work a lot with US folks and have visited a good few times and feel a shared affinity for sure.
For the past 20 yrs I have worked with young Americans who come to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival of the Arts. Over the month they have my admiration for their energy and as dedication grows - as does their love for bonnie Scotland and its people - the feeling is mutual!
I very much enjoy working with people and am so fortunate my Guiding role offers me that opportunity.

Operators and their clients often comment on my positive delivery and enthusiastic lively manner!


Testimonial: Just a quick note and big thank you from the clients to your excellent guide Ms. Davina Gibson-Young. She is the most wonderful professional ,  with excellent history knowledge of the city and  created a memorable day for the clients. 
Thank you again
Pia
Travel Team @ Guild Travel Ltd

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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Extended Tour
  • Hospitality desk
  • Meet and Greet
  • Shore Excursion
  • Special needs groups
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All Year
  • Type of car:
  • Year Qualified: 1991
  • Tour starting points

    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
    • Gleneagles
    • Linlithgow
    • Rosyth
    • South Queensferry
    • St Andrews
    • Stirling
  • Qualifications

    STGA Blue Badge 1991
  • Tours

    Half and Full day walking or coach tours in and around Edinburgh area  and Extended tours throughout Scotland.
    
    Guided site visits 
    Step On Guiding
    Cruise Ship Tours
    Corporate Incentives
    Outdoor events
    Hospitaility
    Tours with luxury chauffeur / limo / people carrier/ mini coach tour companies

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