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Qualified to Guide:

All of Scotland

Languages:

English, French

Driver Guide:

No

About Me

"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.

Tour Types

  • Coach Tour
  • Conferences & Incentives
  • Walking Tour

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)

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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

    Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism

    Scottish Government

  • Marion Boyd

    International Development Assistant

    Aberdeen City Council

  • Helen Versloot

    Incentive Department

    Gullivers Travel Agency