Viola Lewis

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Originally from Germany I have been living in Scotland for most of my life now. I'm a 'new Glaswegian' and saw Scotland's largest and most vibrant city flourish into the cultural hub and host of major events it is today. Let me show you the city and the country I love.

I called my business 'RavingScotland', because visitors often told me after my tours that they are now 'raving fans' of Scotland. 

What's important to me?

Tourism for all – I welcome visitors of all abilities and enjoy guiding visitors with physical impairments and learning difficulties. 
Sustainability – let’s enjoy Scotland today and keep it beautiful for generations to come. I follow the UNWTO motto Travel – Enjoy – Respect. 
Teamwork - If I can’t help you I will try my best to find a colleague who can or is better suited for what you are looking for.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Meet and Greet
  • Shore Excursion
  • Special needs groups
  • Walking Tour
  • Wedding Parties

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: all year
  • Type of car:
  • Year Qualified: 2002
  • Tour starting points

    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
    • Greenock
    • Perth
    • Prestwick
    • Stirling
    • Luss
    • Linlithgow
  • Qualifications

    Blue Badge Tourist Guide for Scotland
    committed to Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
    Accredited Trainer with the Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA)
    Accredited Trainer with the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG)
    Lead International Trainer with the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA)
    T-GUIDE (Qualification by FEG and the European Network for Accessible Tourism [ENAT] to guide visitors with learning difficulties)
  • Tours

    After almost 20 years as a professional tourist guide in mainstream tourism I now focus on:
    - tailor-made walking tours for small groups in Glasgow and 
    - guiding visitors with special needs. I believe in 'Tourism for All' and welcome visitors of all abilities. Why not let me develop a 'calm tour' - an autism friendly tours away from the crowds for you.

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