Dianne McGuiness

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Hello, my name is Dianne, welcome to my web page.

I was born and educated in Glasgow and now live on the east coast, close to Edinburgh. Family holidays exploring Scotland triggered a lifelong interest in our history and heritage. After a successful scientific career, I decided upon a change in direction and followed my heart by learning more about Scotland and becoming a professional tourist guide.

Every year I am lucky to meet people from around the world with many interests and I enjoy helping to design an itinerary which meets their requirements. I like to provide a personal service, so my preference is to work with couples, families and small groups. I offer walking tours and private driver guided day tours, mainly in the Scottish Lowlands.

Scotland’s diverse, beautiful and often dramatic scenery attracts visitors from all over the world; it is a small country with a lot packed in. Historic castles, stately homes and beautiful gardens pepper the country. The home of golf and whisky offers magnificent courses and iconic distilleries. Scotland has a fascinating history and I am keen to share our stories with you. I am enthusiastic, professional and thoughtful, interested in people and keen to share Scotland in a relaxed, informative and fun way. My aim is to ensure that you enjoy a memorable visit to Scotland.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Driver Guide
  • 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: Mercedes E-Class
  • Year Qualified: 2014
  • Tour starting points

    • Dundee
    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
    • Gleneagles
    • South Queensferry
    • St Andrews
    • Stirling
    • Turnberry
    • Rosyth
  • Qualifications

    Blue Badge Tourist Guide for Scotland
    
    T-GUIDE - Qualification by European Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (FEG) and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT)
    
    Certificate of Expertise in Scotch Whisky
    
    Committed to Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
    
    PhD (Forensic Toxicology, 1990)
    
    MSc (Pharmaceutical Analysis, 1983)
    
    BSc (Chemistry, 1982)
  • Tours

    City walking tours - for example - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and St Andrews
    
    City tours by coach or private car
    
    Day trips - for example - East Lothian, Scottish Borders, Fife, Stirlingshire
    
    Conferences and Corporate Events

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