Richard Guest

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"Scotland small?  Our multiform, our infinite Scotland small?"
(Hugh MacDiarmid)

Certainly not!   Allow me to show you as many facets as possible of this wonderful country during your visit.

Welcome to my page!  My enthusiasm and curiosity for Scotland and everything Scottish began at quite an early age, and continues unabated today.

I am a professional guide with an unquenchable passion for Scotland's history, culture and traditions, which I shall be as delighted to share with you as I will our present day ongoing story.

I am fully qualified to guide anywhere in Scotland, including extended tours to explore the magnificent scenery and unparalleled wealth of stories and legends of the Highlands and Islands, day tours to reveal the beauty and rich history of the Scottish Borders, and panoramic tours by coach or walking tours to communicate the culture and vibrancy of our exceptional cities.

I am not a driver guide, but can guide if you are willing to pay for any vehicle hire and insurance yourself.

Any size of group, couples and individuals are always equally welcome for any type of tour.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Extended Tour
  • Hospitality desk
  • Meet and Greet
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All year
  • Type of car:
  • Year Qualified: 2000
  • Tour starting points

    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
    • Peebles
    • Stirling
  • Qualifications

    Scottish Tourist Guide Certificate (STGA/Edinburgh University)
    
    Certificate in Scottish Studies (Edinburgh University)
    
    Endorsement for Hadrian's Wall (Institute of Tourist Guiding)
    
    Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Moray House College of Education)
    
    M.A. Honours French (Edinburgh University)
  • Tours

    Extended coach tours (any length)
    
    Day coach/vehicle tours
    
    City walking tours
    
    Incentive and corporate tours
    
    Familiarisation trips
    
    Journalists and media trips
    
    
    CLIENTS'  TESTIMONIALS
    
    Richard, you are amazing!!  Thank you so much.
    June Howard & Jim Dean
    
    Thank you so much for your help, information and cheery approach. You made Scotland a welcoming place.
    Roland & Jeanette Kibler
    
    We had a wonderful trip in Scotland!  Many thanks for a job well done!
    Karen & Mick Walker
    
    We are grateful for your detailed and factual comments during the University of Michigan tour.  Gaining knowledge was our goal, but we also had a good time.  The real test....we want to come back to Scotland!
    Bob & Bonnie Paine
    
    Thank you for guiding us around Scotland.  Your knowledge of its rich history and love for your home country was apparent and appreciated.  Touring Scotland has been a longtime dream of ours.  This trip was everything we imagined, and more.
    Cathy and Bernie Aulgur

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