Hugh Salvesen

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The Salvesen family comes originally from Norway, but my great-great-grandfather married a Scot, and the rest is history.

I was born in Scotland, and raised on my father’s farm in Perthshire.  From school I went to England, to Cambridge University, to study French and German literature.  After completing my doctoral thesis in German, I joined the British foreign service, and spent over 25 years travelling the world as a diplomat, ultimately with the rank of ambassador.  I was of course a British rather than a Scottish ambassador, but I was an ambassador in a kilt, proud of my Scottish roots wherever I went.  And now I am an ambassador for Scotland in a different sense, showing my country to visitors.
With me as your guide you will have a memorable Scottish experience where you will get beneath the surface of this fascinating country.
Als waschechter Schotte und britischer Botschafter a.D. mit ausgezeichneten Deutschkenntnissen und mehrjähriger Deutschlanderfahrung bin ich bestens qualifiziert, Ihnen die vielfältigen Reize dieses bezaubernden Landes zu vermitteln.
Como ex-embajador británico con una larga trayectoria diplomática en América Latina domino bien el español y tengo todos los requisitos para revelarles las tantas maravillas de mi país natal.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: all year
  • Type of car:
  • Year Qualified: 2014
  • Tour starting points

    • Dundee
    • Dunkeld
    • Edinburgh
    • Eyemouth
    • Falkirk
    • Falkland
    • Glamis
    • Gleneagles
    • Glasgow
    • Gullane
    • Carnoustie
    • Hawick
    • Jedburgh
    • Linlithgow
    • Melrose
    • Peebles
    • Perth
    • Pitlochry
    • Rosyth
    • South Queensferry
    • St Andrews
    • Stirling
  • Qualifications

    BA in French and German, Cambridge University
    PhD in German, Cambridge University
  • Tours

    Anything and anywhere accessible in a day from Edinburgh, either on foot or in a vehicle large or small.

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