Blue Badge

Qualified to Guide:

All of Scotland

Languages:

English

Driver Guide:

Yes

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About Me

I am a native Scot, born and raised around the Capital City of Edinburgh. I have strong family links, through the Clan Chisholm, to Inverness-shire, in the highlands of Scotland, of course to the Capital City of Edinburgh and also down in to the Borders Region. Highlands links include a 5xGreat Grandfather, Alexander, 16th Chief of Keppoch, who died leading the Clan MacDonald at Culloden in 1746. I am married to Trish and we are fortunate to have four grown up children and I have 5 grandchildren.

After completing a police career, of more than 30 years, I retired to pursue my passion for Scotland, her heritage and history. I am now a fully qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide for all of Scotland and qualifed member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. More importantly, I am at your service, offering bespoke Driver Guided Tours and Whisky Tours throughout this wonderful land and islands of Scotland.

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Tour Types

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

Qualifications

Native Scot with a burning desire to see everyone enjoy Scotland and its wonderful heritage

Fully Qualified member of The Scottish Tourist Guides Association

Member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and holder of the General Certificate in Distilling (cereal) 

Edinburgh University Diploma in Scottish Studies

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 

Experienced driver
 
Passionate, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced guide 

But most of all, a good fun and entertaining host with over 15 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)

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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

    Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism

    Scottish Government

  • Marion Boyd

    International Development Assistant

    Aberdeen City Council

  • Helen Versloot

    Incentive Department

    Gullivers Travel Agency