Norma Allan

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I am born and bred in Edinburgh but have lived many years in London and in the USA (Miami and San Francisco).
After obtaining my degree at Edinburgh University, I became a teacher in both London and Edinburgh.  In 2000 I qualified as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide for Scotland and have never looked back.

In the winter I travel and spend some months abroad (usually in Greece) where I do my writing, mainly poetry.
I have completed ten collections to date and one more is waiting to be edited and published; truly a labour of love.

I am both a culture vulture and an outdoors woman, playing a lot of tennis and enjoying regular walks and cycles.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Driver Guide
  • Hospitality desk
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: April - October
  • Type of car: Volkswagen Maxi Combi - 4 pax
  • Year Qualified: 2000
  • Tour starting points

    • Edinburgh
    • Gullane
    • Peebles
    • Melrose
    • South Queensferry
    • Stirling
  • Qualifications

    I am an Arts graduate of Edinburgh University and have a Post-Graduate Teaching Diploma.  In 2000 I qualified as a Blue Badge Guide for Scotland.
  • Tours

    Walking Tours - Edinburgh St Andrews Glasgow
    Car Tours - One Day or up to 3 - 4 days.
    Coach Tours - Full Day or Half Day
    Hospitality Desk
    Incentives / Corporate

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  • 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