Blue Badge CPD

Qualified to Guide:

All of Scotland



Driver Guide:



I confirm I have the right to use these images/videos

About Me


You will always be in good hands when you choose from this list of Qualified Blue Badge Guides. We may come from many diverse professions, but we are all united in our knowledge, dedication and passion.

My own background is in teaching, educational journalism and broadcasting, and performing. I have a particular interest in Scottish literature and was lucky enough to know many of our major 20th century writers through my former work.

Now, I enjoy meeting visitors from all over the world. I feel a special connection with our extensive Scottish diaspora, having been partially brought up in Canada as a 'Forces Brat'!

I like to interpret both the built and natural landscapes of town and country in our incredibly diverse land through the filters of history, music, geography, story, song and literature.

Whether you wish to take part in a city walk or an extended tour of the country, or even a virtual tour of a site from the comfort of home, I'd be pleased to be your guide.


'Our guide was exceptional. Barbara was witty, personable, and very supportive..' (Worcester State University Chorale)

'You made Scotland really come alive..' (Lauren, Chicago)

On Social Media

Tour Types

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


B.A. (1st Class Honours English), University of Strathclyde
Postgraduate Teaching Diploma, Moray House, Edinburgh
Professional Guiding Qualification (Blue Badge), Scottish Tourist Guides Association and University of Edinburgh

Contact Barbara

Use this form to book this guide via our booking service.

  • Hidden

Contact Barbara Directly

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: April-November
  • Year Qualified: 2014

Clients' Testimonials

  • 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.

  • Visit Scotland

    National Tourism Organisation for Scotland