Born and bred in St Andrews, Val is a Blue Badge Guide with over 25 years’ experience in tourism.
Val worked for ten years with Edinburgh Convention Bureau before holding senior positions with both the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews and, most recently, as Director of Sales at Gleneagles. She holds an MA Hons Degree in Geography (Aberdeen) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism (Glasgow).
Val is now delighted to be able to combine her extensive knowledge of, and love for, her homeland with her natural sociability and talent for storytelling.
Whether you are visiting Scotland for business or leisure, as an individual or part of a larger group, Val is a passionate ambassador for her country, keen to enhance each visitor’s experience by offering bespoke guiding which is both informative and interesting but, above all, enjoyable and entertaining.
Fully insured for both public liability and personal indemnity, Val can provide a variety of guiding services including taking accompanying persons on either a full-day sightseeing tour with a driver or on a half-day themed walking tour as well as Meet and Greet at an airport or assisting with onsite registration.