Marion Rodger

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I was born "south of the border" but have lived in Scotland for 30 years and am a passionate ambassador for my adopted country.  I still love travelling around Scotland - with groups on a coach tour or by private car, island hopping by bicycle with my family or running against the elements in half marathons.  I particularly enjoy walking tours both in town and in our beautiful landscape.  With a background in horticulture and garden design I also specialise in taking guests to Scotland's spectacular gardens.

I work with a wide range of client groups in both English and German from school groups to business and FIT tours.  I have previously worked as an Education Guide with the National Trust for Scotland in Edinburgh's Georgian House and regularly take student groups on walking tours of the city.

As an experienced member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association I am a fully qualified, freelance tour guide for Scotland.  I can work with your own itinerary or tailor make a tour to suit your interests and time available.  Please email me for more information or to discuss your individual requirements.
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Services

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

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Type of car: Hired as required
  • Year Qualified: 1986
  • Tour starting points

    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
  • Qualifications

    BA (Hons) 2i Interpreting and Translating in German 
    University of Dundee degree level module in Modern Scottish History from 1707
    HND Garden Design 
    RHS Certificate in Horticulture
    STGA accreditation for Scottish Parliament and G2014 Sporting Heritage
    Basic Disclosure
    Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Tours

    I work extensively with a variety of client groups and individuals in both the business and leisure tourism sectors
    
    City tours
    Extended tours
    Walking tours
    Disabled clients
    Student groups
    Theatre and music groups
    Garden and farm tours
    Business Tourism
    Corporate/Incentives

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