John Duthie

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The inspiration to become a Tourist Guide came from assisting with an expedition of amateur geologists to Colonsay.

I became self employed on gaining the Blue Badge accreditation. The training involved, together with my previous experience as a Driver Guide with coach tour companies, has given me a sound working knowledge of guiding throughout Scotland.

It is great to be out and about, showing visitors from all over the world around Scotland.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Driver Guide
  • Extended Tour
  • Hospitality desk
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Meet and Greet
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: Any
  • Type of car: Hired as required
  • Year Qualified: 2014
  • Tour starting points

    • Aberdeen
    • Aberfoyle
    • Arbroath
    • Ardrossan
    • Arran
    • Aviemore
    • Ayr
    • Balloch
    • Blair Atholl
    • Bowmore
    • Braemar
    • Cairnryan
    • Callander
    • Campbelltown
    • Carnoustie
    • Castle Stuart
    • Castlebay
    • Crianlarich
    • Dornoch
    • Drumnadrochit
    • Dufftown
    • Dumfries
    • Dundee
    • Dunkeld
    • Dunoon
    • Dunvegan
    • Edinburgh
    • Elgin
    • Eyemouth
    • Falkirk
    • Falkland
    • Fort William
    • Fraserburgh
    • Glamis
    • Glasgow
    • Glencoe
    • Gleneagles
    • Greenock
    • Gretna
    • Gullane
    • Hawick
    • Helensburgh
    • Inverarary
    • Invergordon
    • Inverness
    • Inverurie
    • Jedburgh
    • John O'Groats
    • Killin
    • Kilmarnock
    • Orkney
    • Kyle of Lochalsh
    • Lanark
    • Largs
    • Linlithgow
    • Lochboisdale
    • Lochmaddy
    • Lockerbie
    • Luss
    • Mallaig
    • Melrose
    • Montrose
    • Oban
    • Peebles
    • Perth
    • Pitlochry
    • Portree
    • Prestwick
    • Rosyth
    • Rothesay
    • South Queensferry
    • St Andrews
    • Stirling
    • Stonehaven
    • Stornoway
    • Stranraer
    • Stromness
    • Tarbert
    • Tarbet
    • Thurso
    • Tobermory
    • Tomintoul
    • Troon
    • Turnberry
    • Ullapool
    • Wick
    • Wigtown
  • Qualifications

    BSc (University of Glasgow)
    
    Blue Badge (Scottish Tourist Guides\'Association/University of Edinburgh)
    
    Passenger Carrying Vehicle (D) Licence
  • Tours

    Coach tours, both day and extended;
    City walking tours;
    Hirer Driver Guide taking day and extended tours in 5, 7 and 9 seat vehicles;
    Golf, Whisky and Family History tours;
    Chauffeur driven tours;
    Cruise Ship tours from eg Greenock (incl. Tattoo), South Queensferry, Ayr, Fairlie, Tarbert
    Driver Guide on 16, 19 and 29 seat coaches taking day and extended tours from Edinburgh and Glasgow;

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