Ross Tillbrook

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Sharing both my home town of Edinburgh and my bonnie wee country of Scotland with visitors and locals is something I’m truly passionate about.  As a Blue Badge Guide accredited by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, I’m qualified to help you explore the entire country and my skills as an expert storyteller will help bring it to life.  Walking tours, especially of Edinburgh, are my speciality.  I can tell you all about the history and characters of the Old and New Towns. I can take you off the beaten track or tailor a walk to your specific interests be it literature, art, architecture, Harry Potter, LGBT history or a darker theme based on ghosts, murder and mystery.  

I am an experienced tourist guide who has worked with both leisure and business groups of all ages and nationalities.  I only guide in English but I am often praised for my clarity and groups, including student groups, who have English as a second language find me easy to understand  I see myself as both an ambassador for my city and my country and believe that guiding should be fun!
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Extended Tour
  • Hospitality desk
  • Itinerary Planning
  • 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

    • Edinburgh
  • Qualifications

    An experienced and entertaining storyteller I was born in Leith, the port area of Edinburgh.  I qualified as a Blue Badge tourist guide for all of Scotland in 2008.  I have a Masters Degree in Tourism from the University of Strathclyde, a Bachelors Degree in Business Studies from the University of Edinburgh.  Besides holding  a TEFL certificate I am also an accredited guide trainer.
  • Tours

    Whether you are a small group of individuals, a family, on a business trip or a coach touring party I am happy to design a tour for your specific requirements.  Based in Edinburgh, I am available all year round and you can book me for a half day (up to 4hrs), full day (up to 8hrs) or for extended tours of Scotland.

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