Blue Badge CPD

Qualified to Guide:

All of Scotland


English, French

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About Me

Hello, my name is Jill McKean and I come from the small town of Peebles in the beautiful Scottish Borders. After graduating with a degree in French and a further post-graduate qualification in Tourism I have worked in the Scottish tourism industry for many years, and qualified as a Blue Badge guide in 2016.

I'm really interested in Scottish history and for me, nothing beats a wander around a ruined castle or an old church! I enjoy taking visitors around our excellent museums and galleries, and am particularly keen on art and textiles. .

Scotland has so much to offer, from spectacular scenery, to superb food and drink, and a fascinating heritage and culture - I really am passionate about all things Scottish! I think we truly do have the best small country in the world and I would love to share it with you as your guide.

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Tour Types

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

Special Interests

  • Art/Sculpture
  • Crafts (eg knitting, quilting, weaving)
  • Gardens
  • History
  • Religion


M.A. (Hons) French, University of Glasgow 1995 - First Class with Distinction in Spoken French
Post-graduate Diploma Tourism, University of Strathclyde 1996

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Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All year
  • Year Qualified: 2016

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