Qualified to Guide:
All of Scotland
I am a native Scot with strong family links through the Clan Chisholm and Inverness, in the highlands of Scotland, to the Capital City of Edinburgh and down to the Scottish Borders Region. Links with the Highlands include a 5xGreat Grandfather, Alexander, 16th Chief of Keppoch, who died leading the clan MacDonald at Culloden .
I am married to Trish and we are fortunate to have four grown up children and I have a granddaughter of 15 years.
After completing a police career of more than 30 years I retired to pursue my passion for Scotland, her heritage and history. I enrolled in an intensive two year course run by The University of Edinburgh in conjunction with the Scottish Tourist Guides Association and earned a diploma in Scottish Studies. Now a fully qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide for Scotland and her Islands I am at your service offering bespoke driver guided tours and Whisky Tours.
I am a Member of The Institute of Brewing and Distilling and hold a General Cerificate in Distilling. I am also a qualified Whisky Ambassador through the Scotch Whisky Experience and have had the pleasure of visiting most of the Malt Whisky Distilleries and Grain Distilleries of Scotland.
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Native Scot with a burning desire to see everyone enjoy Scotland and its wonderful heritage
Fully Qualified member of The Scottish Tourist Guides Association
Edinburgh University Diploma in Scottish Studies
Member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and holder of the General Certificate in Distilling (cereal)
Certificate holder from The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre Training School for sales and service within the Scotch Whisky Industry and Whisky Expertise
Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders
One time keen golfer with experience of organising and running national competitions
Retired Police Officer of 32 years experience
Passionate, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced guide
But most of all, a good fun and entertaining host with over ten years experience conducting Guided Tours of Scotland and the Scottish Islands. And with more than a passing interest in fruit scones with jam and cream (my wife told me to say that)