Helen Ord

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As a certified Culinary Tourist Guide (World Food Travel Association), proud affiliate of the STGA, all round lover (and live-er!) of the outdoors, and self-confessed history geek, I delight in sharing my own passion for Scotland’s stunning scenery, long and fascinating past, rich culture and fabulous natural larder of food and drink.  

My love of Scotland was formed from an early age as I was brought up in some of the most beautiful and iconic locations we have to offer, from Edinburgh to the Highlands, St Andrews to Royal Deeside.  

I maintain enviable contacts across the country and specialise in finding the hidden gems and incorporating hands-on experiences of the outdoors or food and drink that will truly make you live and breathe Scotland.

I have also worked and travelled extensively abroad (including to some fairly unlikely travel destinations!), giving me a firm understanding of what makes or breaks a holiday whether you are part of a group or a solo traveller...  Not to mention a few tall tales of my own!

Believing that the possibilities for discovering Scotland and all that it has to offer are endless, I design and deliver bespoke tours through my own company, Infinite Scotland, as well as guiding step-on tours, for my discerning, inquisitive – and fun! – guests.  

That could be a half-day introduction to Scotland’s amazing food and drink and the fascinating stories and characters behind our culinary culture; or a longer road-trip to delve behind the scenes of our breath-taking landscapes, incredible history and world-class produce. 

I truly feel that Scotland is here to be explored and discovered, and love to extend an enthusiastic and warm welcome to each and every guest, creating experiences and memories of Scotland to savour for years to come.

Please do get in touch so that I can help create your own magical travel experience of Scotland.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Driver Guide
  • Extended Tour
  • Hospitality desk
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Meet and Greet
  • Shore Excursion
  • Special needs groups
  • Walking Tour
  • Wedding Parties

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Green Badge
  • Months Available: All
  • Type of car: Rented as required
  • Year Qualified: 2018
  • Tour starting points

    • Aviemore
    • Inverness
    • Invergordon
    • Fort William
    • Castle Stuart
    • Dornoch
    • Drumnadrochit
    • Oban
    • Portree
    • Ullapool
    • Kyle of Lochalsh
    • Glencoe
    • Elgin
    • Dunvegan
    • Mallaig
    • Tobermory
    • John O'Groats
    • Thurso
    • Wick
  • Qualifications

    STGA Regional Affiliate (Green Badge) - North Highlands
    
    Culinary Tourist Guide (World Food Travel Association Certification)
    
    Other:
    Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales
  • Tours

    Half day, full day or multi day tours (Driver-Guide or Step-on)
    Culinary/Food & Drink tours & experiences
    Outdoor/Landscape tours & experiences
    Walking tours
    Coach and Cruise Shore Excursions
    Itinerary planning and booking advice
    
    Driver-guide for up to 6 people (with luggage).
    I am also happy to pick up and drop off in different locations and all major transport hubs across Scotland.
    
    My background in the corporate and charity world makes me ideally placed for Corporate Assistance, Meet and Greet and Conference and Incentive work.

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