Alastair Walker

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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.
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Services

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

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All Year
  • Type of car:
  • Year Qualified: 2014
  • Tour starting points

    • Aberdeen
    • Arbroath
    • Aviemore
    • Blair Atholl
    • Braemar
    • Callander
    • Carnoustie
    • Crianlarich
    • Dornoch
    • Dundee
    • Dunkeld
    • Edinburgh
    • Falkirk
    • Falkland
    • Glamis
    • Glasgow
    • Gleneagles
    • Invergordon
    • Inverness
    • Inverurie
    • Killin
    • Linlithgow
    • Oban
    • Perth
    • Pitlochry
    • Rosyth
    • South Queensferry
    • St Andrews
    • Stirling
    • Stonehaven
    • Elgin
    • Greenock
    • Montrose
  • Qualifications

    University of Edinburgh Certificate in Scottish Studies
  • Tours

    I'm happy to guide from a half day to as long as you want
    to spend looking at Scotland.  Tours could be based in a
    single centre, or move accommodation as necessary as 
    we explore areas of the country.  Tours can be on foot, in
    a vehicle provided by you, using any form of Public
    Transport, or in a dedicated coach.  
    Much of my experience has been in taking multi-day coach parties to the Northern Isles of Shetland & Orkney or to the Inner & Outer Hebrides, but I'm equally content showing you the built environment, castles, galleries & museums of our cities and towns.
    I'm particularly interested in Scotland's railways and
    military history and would be pleased to offer suggestions
    to allow you to gain the greatest enjoyment out of your visit.

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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.

  • 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