Green Badge

Qualified to Guide:

Inverness/Invergordon, Skye/Fort William, Thurso/Scrabster, Ullapool/Stornoway

Languages:

English

Driver Guide:

No

About Me

Passionate about the Highlands of Scotland.

Having lived in or around the highlands all of my life I have an extensive knowledge of roads and points of interest built up over many years of travelling by motor vehicle, walking from the west to east coasts, and sailing around the Highland coastlines and islands.

As a keen motorcyclist (Member of the Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists) and a previous Commodore of Cromarty Boat Club I can also offer guiding services in motorcycle tours or yacht cruising.

From mid 2020 I hope to be able to offer hill walking and Mountain Biking tour guiding as a means of "digital detox" and "slow tourism" alternatives.
Mountain Leader (Summer) training is scheduled for April 2020 with assessment a month or two later. Outside First Aid training was successfully undertaken in November 2019.

Tour Types

  • Coach Tour
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Qualifications

STGA Green Badge (North Highlands) 2019

Outdoor First Aid completed Nov 2019

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  • 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.

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    Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism

    Scottish Government

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    International Development Assistant

    Aberdeen City Council

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    Incentive Department

    Gullivers Travel Agency