Blue Badge CPD

Qualified to Guide:

All of Scotland

Languages:

English

Driver Guide:

Yes

About Me

My full name is John Robert Mackay Harbour and I'm wearing the Mackay tartan. I am a Blue Badge guide and I offer guided tours of Scotland for groups of up to 7 people in my own luxury Mercedes VIANO. I travel all over Scotland and when you contact me we will work out a personal itinerary to ensure you get the best out of Scotland whether you are here for a few days or a few weeks. 
My professional life was at sea and as a Commander in the Royal Navy, I’ve seen the world. From Rio to Australia and from the USA to Japan, I’ve made great friends along the way. I’ve witnessed history in the making, seeing South Africa during and after apartheid, and Berlin before and after the fall of the Wall.  I’ve even welcomed HRH Prince Charles aboard my ships, HMS CHARYBDIS and LEWISTON, and served for a time with HRH Prince Andrew onboard HMS BRAZEN.
I am also a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) This experience and background will ensure that you get a guide with experience in life as well as experience in touring, even to the most remote parts of Scotland. I look forward to sharing that with you.

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Tour Types

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

Qualifications

Educated to Degree Level (International Studies), Member of the Institute of Directors, Member of the Chartered Management Institute (University of Manchester) Member of the Scottish Tourist Guide Association - BLUE BADGE MEMBER

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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