Jenny McBain

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I am a proud member the Scottish Tourist Guides Association and holder of the Green Badge qualification.  This  is an accredited and internationally recognised regional qualification, gained through study at the University of the Highlands and Islands.


The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are characterised by dramatic, ever-changing scenery. This enchanting part of the world is also home to dynamic and creative communities.   

Born in Ayrshire in the Scottish Lowlands, I have lived in the Highlands for many years, working in radio and print journalism and covering a wide range of topics. Travel writing has given me the opportunity to explore distant locations.  However, my favourite adventures have taken place at home in Scotland where I have stayed in luxurious castles and explored remote and spectacular places on foot, by water and on horseback.

There is considerable common ground between my two careers. A good piece of writing fulfils an editorial remit. An excellent tour, meanwhile, is founded on thorough research and tailored to the needs of guests, so that commentary unfolds like a compelling story, bringing to life key themes and lesser known stories. Be my guest and together we will discover people and places beyond anything to be found in a guide book.


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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Driver Guide
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Green Badge
  • Type of car: Hired as required
  • Year Qualified: 2018
  • Tour starting points

    • Wick
    • Ullapool
    • Thurso
    • John O'Groats
    • Inverness
    • Invergordon
    • Dornoch
  • Qualifications

    
    					
  • Tours

    Walking tour in Ullapool & Inverness.
    Driver Guiding 

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