Marion Maudsley

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I like to tour all over Scotland, and enjoy showing the diversity of its towns and landscapes to visitors from all over the world.
I have a particular interest in Glasgow and its architecture, which boasts some internationally important names, like Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander 'Greek' Thomson.
My main personal interests are on the cultural side:  art, architecture, history, music and literature, although I have also developed an interest in Scotland's fascinating prehistory and the complex geology which underlies its diversity.
I live near Glasgow but also close to Loch Lomond and the beautiful scenery of the west coast of Argyll and its islands.
I am also interested in current events and politics at a particularly interesting time for Scotland.  Really I am interested in almost everything about Scotland.
I look forward to welcoming you.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Extended Tour
  • Hospitality desk
  • Interpreting
  • Meet and Greet
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All Year
  • Type of car:
  • Year Qualified: 2008
  • Tour starting points

    • Glasgow
    • Greenock
    • Helensburgh
    • Edinburgh
    • Stirling
    • Perth
    • Gretna
    • Cairnryan
    • Oban
    • Ayr
    • Balloch
    • Luss
  • Qualifications

    After completing an M.A. Honours degree at Glasgow University in 1974, I trained as a teacher of French and German and taught for almost 30 years, before qualifying as a Blue Badge Guide in 2008 and starting a new career as a Scottish tourist guide.
    While training as a Blue Badge guide, I worked as a National Trust property guide at Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House in Helensburgh.
    I am part of the team of volunteer guides at Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
  • Tours

    All kinds of tours:  half and full day tours, cruise ships and extended tours.
    City walking tours, especially Glasgow.

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