Blue Badge CPD

Qualified to Guide:

All of Scotland

Languages:

English

Driver Guide:

No

About Me

Born in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands and brought up in Scotland, almost all of my holidays as a child were spent exploring Scotland.  
Since those early days I have taken a deep interest in 
many aspects of the country and am keen to show you
parts that may be off the beaten trail.   Scottish military
history, whether that be from many hundreds of years ago
such as Bannockburn, or much more recent events such
as the impact of the Second World War on the country, 
are topics I’m happy to explore.  Following the routes taken  by the early Christian missionaries, exploring the ruins of medieval abbeys & cathedrals or visiting historic churches still in regular use is another area where I can help you get the best out of your visit.

I’m particularly interested in the railways of Scotland,
past and present, but am equally happy showing you
parts of the country many miles from a railway track! 
Coming from a rural background, I’ve got a good
working knowledge of how the countryside is used,
whether that be for farming, forestry or country sports
and would be delighted to show you our many scenic
and dramatic landscapes.

Tour Types

  • Coach Tour
  • Conferences & Incentives
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Qualifications

University of Edinburgh Certificate in Scottish Studies

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  • 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.

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    Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism

    Scottish Government

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    International Development Assistant

    Aberdeen City Council

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    Incentive Department

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