Blue Badge CPD

Qualified to Guide:

All of Scotland

Languages:

English

Driver Guide:

Yes

About Me

A Warm Welcome My name is Debbie. I am a qualified & accredited Blue Badge Guide. I have a great knowledge of and enthusiasm for my native country - Scotland. I want to share that with you. My background includes - 8 years teaching 11 year olds in Edinburgh, working abroad, owning a substantial business for 25 years, providing driving & guest services for the Edinburgh International Film Festival for 9 years, completing TEFL course (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), and meanwhile Playing Traditional Scottish Music professionally and more recently attaining the STGA (Scottish Tourist Guides Association) Blue Badge Qualification. I have travelled extensively worldwide and I know what I expect from a tourist guide so this enables me to give you the best possible experience in Scotland. I am based in the capital city of Edinburgh, which is a great and stunning starting point for all tours of Scotland. I guide throughout ALL of Scotland. Whether by walking, car or coach, I love showing off our castles, our palaces and the breathtaking scenery around Scotland. I particularly like the stories of people and traditions. I completed a whisky course in 2016 and I have been a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society for 35 years. I enjoy working with special interest groups whether whisky or a specific clan or Harry Potter or music or Outlander or gardens - the list goes on and on. I am confident working with a variety of visitors from families, leisure, corporate to incentives. As a native, I can show you traditions and parts of Edinburgh and Scotland you might otherwise not find. I own a Toyota RAV4 AWD Hybrid 2020, which is fully insured, to take you anywhere you desire. My knowledge is extensive however I am not a walking, talking encyclopaedia. It is important that your experience is informative, smooth and most of all enjoyable. I want you to love Scotland as much as I do.

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Tour Types

  • Coach Tour
  • Conferences & Incentives
  • Driver Guided Tour
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Qualifications

Dip Ed

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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

    Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism

    Scottish Government

  • Marion Boyd

    International Development Assistant

    Aberdeen City Council

  • Helen Versloot

    Incentive Department

    Gullivers Travel Agency