Blue Badge

Qualified to Guide:

All of Scotland

Languages:

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Driver Guide:

Yes

About Me

A true Scot, born and bred in Edinburgh, I am passionate about my country and my role as ambassador and guide. I would be delighted to welcome you to Scotland and to accompany you on your journey through our ancient land.

A linguist and enthusiastic traveler, I have lived and worked as an English teacher in Italy, Spain and South America. My travels continued when I returned to Scotland, heading off into the Highlands and Islands and being truly inspired by the landscapes and people that I met on my journeys. Through my studies with the Scottish Tourist Guides Association at Edinburgh University, I qualified as a Professional Blue Badge Guide and have since been privileged to accompany and guide visitors on their travels around my native country.

I specialise in offering private driver guided tours with my own spacious and very comfortable Mercedes or Volkswagen vehicle that accommodates up to 7 passengers. From my wealth of experience, I am able to offer a variety of itineraries ranging from classic trips around Scotland’s most famous sites, to tailor made personalised tours to more remote off the beaten track locations.

Whether leading walking tours through our historic cities or through the countryside, driver guiding tours into the Highlands and Islands, walking in the footsteps of ancestors, I am very flexible and sensitive to my guests’ wishes and strive always to create a very unique and personalised experience.

Let me share with you my passion, experience and knowledge of Scotland, its culture, history, traditions and folklore, let me show you my Scotland ! I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our beautiful country.

Tour Types

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

Qualifications

Scottish Tourist Guides Blue Badge Diploma University of Edinburgh 
Higher National Diploma in Business Studies with Languages, Spanish and French 
Teaching English as Foreign Language Certificate ( TEFL)
Diploma College Of Holistic Medicine
Languages, fluent Spanish, Portuguese with conversational French

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Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All year
  • Type of car: Mercedes V Class 250 - December 2015 - 7 passengers and Volkswagen Shuttle - 2014 - 7 passengers
  • Year Qualified: 1986

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
  • Marion Boyd
  • Helen Versloot