Helen Houston

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Hello, Let me introduce myself, I am Helen Houston and  I would love to show you round my beautiful country and help you to enjoy your stay to the full.

I am a 'daughter of the rock' which means I was born in Stirling and grew up there  Stirling is  just steeped in Scottish history, my history teacher at school was absolutely fantastic and imparted her love of the country and it\'s history to me.  My father also had a fund of stories about Scotland which would fascinate my sisters and myself as we were growing up and now I am delighted to be able to weave some of these tales into my tours. 

I qualified as a Blue Badge Scottish Tourist Guide in 2008 after a career working in Human Resource Management within the public sector and then as a lecturer and manager within Further Education.  Becoming a Tourist Guide has realised all my ambition of a further career working with and meeting fascinating people, I love this new career.

If I were fortunate enough to be your guide while you were in Scotland I would be delighted to take you to the places you have read about and hoped to see, I would ensure that your eyes were really opened to the interesting and unique culture that is Scotland.

My interests are wide and outside of guiding I enjoy creating 'memories' for my seven grandchildren by taking them to exciting places of interest on day trips or on camping trips.  I also enjoy reading and some simple craft work.  Learning more, about my country and about other countries from the people I meet, is very satisfying and is never ending.  Long may it continue.
I look forward to meeting you and making your time in Scotland fulfilling and fun.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Driver Guide
  • 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: Hired as Required
  • Year Qualified: 2008
  • Tour starting points

    • Edinburgh
    • Elgin
    • Falkirk
    • Falkland
    • Glasgow
    • Gleneagles
    • Greenock
    • Inverness
    • Linlithgow
    • Perth
    • Pitlochry
    • Rosyth
    • South Queensferry
    • St Andrews
    • Stirling
    • Callander
  • Qualifications

    Scottish Blue Badge
  • Tours

    Half day
    Full day
    Extended
    Walking tours
    Themed tour
    Coach tours
    Corporate

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