Jill McKean

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Hello, my name is Jill and I would be delighted to be your guide in Scotland.  

As a student, I spent several summer holidays working in the tourist office in my home town of Peebles in the Scottish Borders.  I really loved helping visitors find out more about Scotland, and I have worked in the industry ever since! As well as working as a guide I also run my own small business, Scottish Highland Trails, which specialises in tailor made tours of Scotland.

My interests include history, particularly early Scotland, as well as folklore and traditions, and Scottish art & literature.  Scotland has so much to offer, from spectacular scenery, to superb food and drink, and a fascinating heritage and culture - I really am passionate about all things Scottish!  I think we truly do have the best small country in the world and I would love to share it with you as your guide.
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Services

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

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All year
  • Year Qualified: 2016
  • Tour starting points

    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
    • Hawick
    • Jedburgh
    • Lanark
    • Melrose
    • Peebles
    • Rosyth
    • South Queensferry
  • Qualifications

    M.A. (Hons) French, University of Glasgow 1995 - First Class with Distinction in Spoken French
    Post-graduate Diploma Tourism, University of Strathclyde 1996
  • Tours

    Walking tours 
    Guiding on a coach or with a chauffeur
    Itinerary and activity planning
    Corporate & Incentive groups
    Media / trade familiarisation trips
    Whisky tours

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