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Qualified to Guide:

Ullapool/Stornoway

Languages:

English

Driver Guide:

Yes

About Me

If you are travelling to the Islands as an independent traveller and enjoy walking and sightseeing, you should consider one of our customised full or half day tours during your visit.
Lewis and Harris is the third largest island in the British Isles and has much to offer the visitor including a stunning variety of archaeological and historic sites, rugged landscapes and abundant wildlife. If you are planning to spend a fairly short time on the island our experience and expertise can help you to get the best value out of your visit.

The pace of an ‘Out And About Tour’ is quite relaxed and our itineraries offer you many opportunities to explore the islands in depth and learn about the history, archaeology, wildlife and culture of the Outer Hebrides in the company of a knowledgable guide who lives on the island of Lewis.

A number of short and medium distance walks are usually included in each tour. Many of our walks make use of the existing footpaths and trails around the islands and a good many of them lead to sites of historical or archaeological interest.

Out And About Tours can put together itineraries that provide opportunities to see all the highlights of the Outer Hebrides, although we would strongly recommend that you allow at least 2-3 days for your visit in order to see all that our islands have to offer.

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Tour Types

  • Coach Tour
  • Driver Guided Tour
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Qualifications

Chris Ryan is a qualified STGA regional guide and a founder  member of the Western Isles Tour Guides Association. He established Out and About Tours in 1994, and since then Chris has used his Tour Guide training, knowledge and previous experience as a Countryside Ranger to interprete the landscape and social history of the islands to individuals and small groups. Itineraries are put together that will give your group an opportunity to visit many of our most important historical and archaeological sites.

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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

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    Incentive Department

    Gullivers Travel Agency