David Tucker

Languages:

To David - “Your professionalism, courtesy and great knowledge
of Scotland was truly appreciated”  Sincerely, Rick and Sue

Hello and welcome to Scotland!

I live near Stirling and specialise in guided tours of Central Scotland but, as an STGA Blue Badge, I am qualified to guide the whole of the country.

History and the landscape are important to me but I also focus on modern Scotland, from good pubs and restaurants to Outlander locations!

To David - “We have enjoyed every minute of this tour –
we will never forget it. All your information and jokes
and songs were much appreciated”  Beth and John

My guiding covers many Scottish subjects but I have worked a lot as a Tour Manager and understand the practical needs of visitors and tour companies. I have also been a Director of the STGA.

"David, you know astounding history which we loved hearing. A special thanks for pointing out the way to Wally’s Mum’s home. Much appreciated”  Debbie
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Extended Tour
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: all
  • Type of car:
  • Year Qualified: 2010
  • Tour starting points

    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
    • Stirling
  • Qualifications

    STGA Blue Badge 2010
    BSc Human Sciences
    Researcher, gardener, musician
  • Tours

    David enjoys guiding either on a coach or on walking tours. He works with small or large groups of visitors, on day trips and on extended tours (up to two weeks) and guides in English for a range of nationalities. 
    
    As an STGA Blue Badge tourist guide, I am qualified to guide across the whole of Scotland but I specialise in guided tours of Central Scotland, where I live. Please contact me (dave.tucker@me.com) if you would like advice on putting together your Central Scotland itinerary, which could include:
    
    HISTORIC SITES: Stirling Castle - Wallace Monument - Battle of Bannockburn - Doune Castle (Outlander location) - Dunblane Cathedral - Church of the Holy Rude - Culross Palace and Abbey - Linlithgow Palace - Dunfermline Abbey - Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum- Ardoch Roman Camp - and other historic sites
    
    OUTDOOR/NATURE ATTRACTIONS: The Trossachs: scenic drive, Scotland’s “highlands in miniature” - lake cruises on Loch Lomond or Loch Katrine Experience - Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park - The Lodge: forest and nature walks, Go Ape, birdwatching - Argaty Red Kites (birds of prey feeding station) - Drummond Castle Gardens - and other outdoor attractions
    
    OTHER POPULAR VISITS: the Falkirk Wheel - The Kelpies at The Helix, Falkirk - whisky distilleries: Famous Grouse, Deanston, Tullibardine, Glengoyne - golf and other sports including Gleneagles Hotel - shopping and sights in Stirling city centre - “top of the town” walks in Stirling - picturesque towns for visiting: Dunfermline, Callander, Aberfoyle, Crieff, Culross and others - from Central Scotland, good transport links to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Dundee and the Highlands

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

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    Aberdeen City Council

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