James (Jim) Neil

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I  am passionate about Scotland, its history and its people.
I have resided in various parts of the Highlands since leaving the Royal Navy in 1981.
I am a retired police officer and have worked throughout the Highlands and Islands. This has provided me with a vast knowledge of the area and it would be fair to say that I have friends and contacts throughout Scotland as a result.
I take great pleasure in passing my knowledge to my clients in a professional but entertaining way. 
My favourite tipple is of course whisky, (too much so according to my wife ). I was in fact a Distillery tour guide for a period. I am interested in its production and its tradition and I am well acquainted with the various whisky regions of Scotland.
My hobbies include History, Fly Fishing, Hill Walking, Golf, Football, Rugby.
I am married with a grown up Daughter and Son.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Driver Guide
  • Extended Tour
  • Hospitality desk
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Meet and Greet
  • Shore Excursion
  • Special needs groups
  • Walking Tour
  • Wedding Parties

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Green Badge
  • Months Available: All year
  • Type of car: SVU - Hyundi Tuscon
  • Year Qualified: 2017
  • Tour starting points

    • Aviemore
    • Castle Stuart
    • Dornoch
    • Drumnadrochit
    • Dunvegan
    • Elgin
    • Fort William
    • Glencoe
    • Invergordon
    • Inverness
    • John O'Groats
    • Kyle of Lochalsh
    • Mallaig
    • Oban
    • Portree
    • Thurso
    • Tobermory
    • Ullapool
    • Wick
  • Qualifications

    Scottish Tourist Guides (Green Badge North Highlands).
     Certificate in Higher Education Tourist Guiding with Distinction.
  • Tours

    Coach Tours.
    Small party tours in either provided or own vehicle.
    Walking Tours.
    Bespoke tours throughout Scotland.

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