Tours, trails, tales...
~ From castles and clans to ancestry, archaeology and the arts, Scotland's cultural heritage is rich and varied, and I'd love to help you experience it.
~ My name is Kirsty McAlister and, as well as being a Blue Badge guide, I have a PhD in Scottish history and a background in higher education, historical research and cultural heritage. So, whether you're interested in ancient archaeology, kings and queens, witch-hunting, Jacobites, or many of the other fascinating aspects of Scottish history, I'm in a pretty decent position to (at least try to!) answer your questions.
~ Along the way, we can uncover so much more that Scotland has to offer: we can explore quirky customs, ceremonies, folklore and superstitions; feast on superb Scottish produce; embark on a whisky or gin trail; spot spectacular wildlife; bask in breathtaking scenery; visit film and literary locations (yes - definitely Outlander!); photograph iconic landscapes and architecture; and connect with Scottish artisans and craftspeople (I am a keen knitter and love using yarns produced or hand dyed in Scotland). Of course, some of this can be done without a guide... but it's so much better with one!
~ I am an owner driver-guide with a Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE (Luxury). This is a high end vehicle with a panoramic sunroof, allowing you the best possible experience of a driving tour in Scotland. I am part of a team that has been awarded the prestigious Green Tourism Gold Award for our efforts to ensure tours with us are sustainable and responsible, including a guarantee that driver-guided tours with me are carbon neutral.
~ Scotland is incredible. Allow me to help you make the most of your trip :-)