Kirstie Holt

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Whether you have ancestors from Scotland and want to see where they lived or are the type of traveller who wants to explore off the tourist trail - my aim is to give you a tour you will always remember.

Being a genealogist I pursue my own and client’s family history and can be found in graveyards all over Scotland. Castles and battle sites are my next love and one day I hope to uncover a horde of treasure, although I’d settle for a sword. I also enjoy traditional Scots and gaelic music.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Extended Tour
  • Hospitality desk
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Meet and Greet
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All Year
  • Type of car:
  • Year Qualified: 2006
  • Tour starting points

    • Dundee
    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
    • Perth
    • Stirling
  • Qualifications

    I studied librarianship at Robert Gordons, Aberdeen before heading to Idaho, USA to study British Genealogy. I have a Certificate in Scottish Family Studies from Stirling University and a Certificate in Scottish Studies from the University of Edinburgh.
    I recently (Feb 2016) completed a three week online course run by Glasgow University on Robert Burns.
  • Tours

    I guide full tour coaches, entire families, special interest groups, couples and individuals. We can walk down the closes in Edinburgh, along village streets, shop, have a dram and a song in a country inn or stroll through gardens. Give me a clue and I’ll find the place for you. My job is done when you say ‘this is what I wanted’.

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