Anne McPhail

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Born and educated in Edinburgh, I spent time working abroad (West Africa, Egypt, Brazil, Mongolia) before deciding to make my home in Scotland again. I have now lived in Edinburgh for 30 years. My career has been varied, always working with people and using my communication skills. I enjoy exploring Scotland, learning about its people, history and culture.  I enjoy hillwalking and have climbed all the Munros (Scottish hills over 916m). I enjoy theatre, art and listening to all kinds of music including Scottish traditional music, and I am learning to play the fiddle (violin for traditional tunes). I am now bringing these interests and skills together as a professional and enthusiastic tourist guide.
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Services

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

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: January - December
  • Year Qualified: 2018
  • Tour starting points

    • Edinburgh
    • South Queensferry
    • Glasgow
    • Stirling
    • Rosyth
    • Peebles
    • Perth
    • Melrose
    • Linlithgow
    • Lanark
    • Jedburgh
    • Hawick
    • Gullane
    • Falkland
    • Dunkeld
    • Callander
  • Qualifications

    -RSA Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language  to Adults
    -Diploma in Teaching English Overseas (University of Manchester) 
    -15 years' English teaching /teacher training experience
    -B Sc in Speech and Language Therapy (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh)
    -18 years' speech therapy experience
    -MA in Sociology (University of Edinburgh)
    -Qualification in Social Work (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
    -Qualification in Counselling (COSCA)
    -3 years' part-time counselling experience
  • Tours

    walking and site tours
    half and full-day tours
    short extended tours

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