Elaine Black

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I have a background in journalism and archaeology and am currently Site Director of an archaeological field survey on the island of Tiree, on the West coast of Scotland.

I have an interest in Celtic and Viking archaeology and particularly the peoples of the Scottish archipelago. Boats are sometimes involved !

However, I am also fascinated by the history and culture of the whole of Scotland and have even been known to venture occasionally into the 21st century. 

I like dogs, an unreasonable amount of coffee and lots of dark chocolate…..
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Services

  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Driver Guide
  • Extended Tour
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All year
  • Type of car: Volkswagen 9-seat Transporter Shuttle (2018)
  • Year Qualified: 2018
  • Tour starting points

    • Stirling
    • St Andrews
    • South Queensferry
    • Perth
    • Oban
    • Linlithgow
    • Invergordon
    • Inverness
    • Glencoe
    • Glasgow
    • Fort William
    • Edinburgh
    • Callander
    • Blair Atholl
    • Aberfoyle
    • Dundee
    • Gleneagles
    • Greenock
    • Killin
    • Rosyth
    • Inverarary
    • Falkland
    • Dunkeld
    • Pitlochry
    • Luss
    • Falkirk
    • Crianlarich
  • Qualifications

    Senior Qualified Journalist
    
    Scottish History and Literature, University of Glasgow (MA Hons)
    
    Archaeology and Celtic Civilisation, University of Glasgow (MA Hons)
    
    Museum Studies, University of Leicester (MA)
  • Tours

    I am an STGA qualified Blue Badge Driver Guide with appropriate insurance. 
    
    I can help plan your holiday from the beginning with advice on particular interests. I can also advise on accommodation, restaurants, sites and venues where you might explore Scotland's rich culture.
    
    I am available for extended tours but am equally happy to meet you at a venue of your choice for a half or full-day excursion by car or on foot. 
    
    When driving we will travel in 'Flora' a spacious 9-seat Volkswagen Transporter shuttle with good views.
    
    Half-day / Full-day Tours
    City Walking Tours
    Extended Tours
    Bespoke Tours
    Shore Excursions
    Archaeology Tours
    Rob Roy Country

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