Elizabeth McKenzie

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Hello my name is Elizabeth McKenzie. Born and educated in Glasgow, I have lived in Italy for many years where I taught English as a second language.  I have more than 35 years experience in education with both adults and children.  After returning from Italy, I qualified as an STGA Blue Badge Guide at Edinburgh University 28 years ago.  Since then, I have guided all over Scotland mainly with Italian Groups for various travel companies, journalists, VIPS, incentive tours, day excursions for cruise ship passengers arriving at various ports in Scotland including Stornoway and a famous Italian Footballer and his family!

I am passionate about Scottish History, Glasgow, Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders and the Outer Hebrides  where I have lived and worked.  I have been fortunate in my teaching and guiding to have met various nationalities from all over the world.

It would be a privilege to be your guide and I look forward to welcoming you to Scotland.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Extended Tour
  • Hospitality desk
  • Interpreting
  • Itinerary Planning
  • 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: 1990
  • Tour starting points

    • Ullapool
    • Stornoway
    • Inverness
    • Glasgow
    • Edinburgh
  • Qualifications

    STGA 1990 at Edinburgh University qualified to guide in English and Italian.
    First Aid at Work (updated every 3 years)
    SQA Assessor
    TEFL (Teach English as a second language)
    ITALL (Adult Literacy Teaching)
  • Tours

    Coach Tours
    Clan Tours
    Cruise Ship Excursions
    Special Interest Tours
    Educational Tours
    Extended Tours (maximum 5 days)
    Half/Full day Tours of Isle of Lewis / Harris
    Walking Tours

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