Shonagh Toulouse

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I am an energetic, enthusiastic and highly professional STGA Blue Badge guide with a successful background in sales and tourism.  

Showing Scotland at its best is my passion and with excellent communication and organisational skills I can adapt to all types of tours.  

My career in sales involved presenting to a variety of market sectors at senior management and board level resulting in a very customer friendly focus and an ability to communicate clearly in a warm, approachable way.

With a strong interest in traditional culture, Scottish history and heritage, I regularly perform with a Scottish ceilidh dance group and am up to date with the Scottish Folk scene.

Having spent time living in France I am a francophile and especially love guiding in french. 

Based in Edinburgh, but happy to travel, I am ideally situated for work in the central belt and beyond.  I have a full UK driving licence.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Driver Guide
  • Extended Tour
  • Hospitality desk
  • Interpreting
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Meet and Greet
  • Shore Excursion
  • Special needs groups
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: all
  • Type of car: Hired as Required
  • Year Qualified: 2008
  • Tour starting points

    • Aberdeen
    • Dundee
    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
    • Inverness
  • Qualifications

    STGA Blue Badge 2008
  • Tours

    I am happy to do all types of tours.  Recent work involved American church groups, on board cruise ship guiding for high end French passengers, individual tailor made tours with specialist tour operator and incentive work for blue chip clients.
    
    I am just as happy doing step-on panoramic city tours of Edinburgh.  Variety is the spice of life! :-)

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