Alasdair D Macdonald

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Location: Based out of Edinburgh and Glasgow
Tour starting points: Whole of Scotland

I have a lifelong love of the Scottish countryside, as well as Scottish history and architecture. 

After living and working abroad for many years as a journalist and photojournalist, I returned to Scotland in 2011. 

Growing up in the north east of Scotland and having lived in Edinburgh and Glasgow, I have particular knowledge of these areas – but enjoy guiding throughout the whole of Scotland.
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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
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All year
  • Year Qualified: 2018
  • Tour starting points

    • Aberdeen
    • Aberfoyle
    • Arbroath
    • Ardrossan
    • Arran
    • Aviemore
    • Ayr
    • Balloch
    • Blair Atholl
    • Bowmore
    • Braemar
    • Cairnryan
    • Callander
    • Campbelltown
    • Carnoustie
    • Castle Stuart
    • Castlebay
    • Crianlarich
    • Dornoch
    • Drumnadrochit
    • Dufftown
    • Dumfries
    • Dundee
    • Dunkeld
    • Dunoon
    • Dunvegan
    • Edinburgh
    • Elgin
    • Eyemouth
    • Falkirk
    • Falkland
    • Fort William
    • Fraserburgh
    • Glamis
    • Glasgow
    • Glencoe
    • Gleneagles
    • Greenock
    • Gretna
    • Gullane
    • Hawick
    • Helensburgh
    • Inverarary
    • Invergordon
    • Inverness
    • Inverurie
    • Jedburgh
    • John O'Groats
    • Killin
    • Kilmarnock
    • Orkney
    • Kyle of Lochalsh
    • Lanark
    • Largs
    • Linlithgow
    • Lochboisdale
    • Lochmaddy
    • Lockerbie
    • Luss
    • Mallaig
    • Melrose
    • Montrose
    • Oban
    • Peebles
    • Perth
    • Pitlochry
    • Portree
    • Prestwick
    • Rosyth
    • Rothesay
    • South Queensferry
    • St Andrews
    • Stirling
    • Stonehaven
    • Stornoway
    • Stranraer
    • Stromness
    • Tarbert
    • Tarbet
    • Thurso
    • Tobermory
    • Tomintoul
    • Troon
    • Turnberry
    • Ullapool
    • Wick
    • Wigtown
  • Qualifications

    Blue Badge, STGA (2018)
    
    BA, Editorial Photography (2000)
  • Tours

    Half-day Tours
    Day Tours
    Extended Tours
    City Tours
    Walking Tours
    Bespoke Tours
    Shore Excursions
    
    I cover the whole of Scotland, and am happy to start and end your tour at any place you choose; start and end points may be the same or at different locations, depending on your needs. 
    
    I can also advise on start and end points, places of interest, themes, itineraries and schedules, to create a uniquely tailored tour to ensure you and your group have a truly memorable experience during your travels in Scotland!
    
    I offer guided tours for:
    Groups
    Special Needs Groups
    Individuals and Families
    Corporate Clients
    Cruise Ship Passengers
    Tour Operators
    Media and Film Crews
    Sporting People

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