Shena Porteous

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I qualified in 2010 as Blue Badge Guide having previously pursued a career in teaching and also worked as a volunteer counsellor.
I live near St. Andrews in Fife - a beautiful part of Scotland with farming communities and fishing villages. I am very much a 'people person' and enjoy meeting clients from many different parts of the world.
As a driver guide, many of my clients have been Americans who have been very generous in their comments - e.g. " I can't imagine a better guide for our group - you have been patient, incredibly informative and perhaps most important of all, you have kept a great sense of humor." ((Dave-California)
Living near St. Andrews I also do many walking tours of this historic place. Many of my clientele are golfers eager to learn more about 'The Home of Golf'. 
I also offer specialised day tours from St. Andrews e.g. East Neuk, Falkland Palace, Glamis Castle, Scone Palace and Dundee.
This area has wonderful scenery and I really enjoy being able to show it to visitors and telling them something about our history, landscape and culture while also finding good places to showcase Scottish food and hospitality.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Driver Guide
  • 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: Hired as required
  • Year Qualified: 2010
  • Tour starting points

    • Arbroath
    • Carnoustie
    • Edinburgh
    • Dundee
    • Dunkeld
    • Falkland
    • Glamis
    • Gleneagles
    • Perth
    • St Andrews
    • South Queensferry
    • Rosyth
  • Qualifications

    M.A. - University of St. Andrews
    Post Graduate Certificate - Teaching
    Certificate in Counselling Skills - University of Strathclyde
  • Tours

    Driver guiding (Up to 8 people)
    Coach Tours
    Walking Tours
    Whisky Tours
    Educational Tours

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