Blue Badge CPD

Qualified to Guide:

All of Scotland

Languages:

English

Driver Guide:

Yes

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About Me

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I’m a fun-loving , enthusiastic guide who would love the chance to show you round my country.  Whatever you are looking for during your visit, I can provide:

Are you an Outlander fan? We can follow in Claire and Jamie’s footsteps to the many filming locations across the country, many of them an easy drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Do you enjoy a dram?  As an accredited Whisky Ambassador, I can share the history of our national drink with its stories of smugglers and battles of wits with the taxman.   Visit some of our wonderful distilleries, watch whisky being produced, then share a taste of the amber nectar.

I have an excellent knowledge of Edinburgh.  I can show you round its World Heritage streets and buildings, sharing stories of innovation, invention, architecture or simply blood and guts! There are stories galore in our capital city.

Why not visit Glasgow – once the second city of the British Empire. An industrial powerhouse and former centre of the world’s shipbuilding industry, the legacy of its glory days are captured in the outstanding Victorian architecture and  the fascinating Kelvingrove Museum; it has an incredible medieval cathedral  or you can use it as a great starting point to explore Scotland’s west coast.

If you are interested in Robert Burns, our national poet, then I can recite many of his poems, and take you to many of the sites associated with his life.

Are you a golf fan?  Let me take you to the Home of Golf in St. Andrews, or one of our other fabulous courses. As a former Police Commander, who was responsible for the security of the Ryder Cup in 2014, as well as the Opens in St Andrews and Troon in 2015 and 2016, I am uniquely placed to share the history of this wonderful sport.

Are you wanting to discover your Clan History, and visit the locations linked to your family?  Let me take you there and bridge the gap to your ancestors.

Whether it’s stunning scenery, shimmering lochs or majestic mountains;  beautiful and romantic ruined abbeys and monasteries; the dramatic story of the Jacobite uprisings, Bonnie Prince Charlie and a doomed cause; castles and stately homes or any other aspect of a country which is admired across the world, I can tailor make a tour for you. Let your Kilted Guide be the one to introduce you to our exceptional country! 

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Tour Types

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

Qualifications

I am a fully accredited Blue Badge Tourist Guide and a Whisky Ambassador

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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

    Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism

    Scottish Government

  • Marion Boyd

    International Development Assistant

    Aberdeen City Council

  • Helen Versloot

    Incentive Department

    Gullivers Travel Agency