Blue Badge CPD

Qualified to Guide:

All of Scotland



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About Me

Hello, I’m Laura, Welcome to Scotland- I would be happy to share my native land with you !

Born in Glasgow, I moved with my family to a small fishing town in the north of England then as a teenager returned to study in Scotland.

I lived overseas for a couple of years and on returning to UK I studied tourism and worked for British Airways in customer service. This led to further teaching and training qualifications, and I taught in a college and trained as a Blue Badge Tourist guide, qualifying in for the North East of England in 2008 and the Yorkshire region in 2015. Now STGA qualified for the whole of Scotland, I have recently become an accredited ' Whisky Ambassador' too!

I'm now very excited to be back in Scotland and look forward to welcoming you north of the border.

Working freelance as a Blue Badge guide and tour planner I am happy to travel with you in Scotland, Yorkshire and the North of England, providing an entertaining and relaxed commentary, guided site visits and town and village walking tours.

I love to share my knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors, individuals or groups, including specialist groups following the footsteps of the early Saints, Whisky tours in the highlands, arts and crafts tours and families wanting to discover Hadrian's Wall as well as specialist garden visitors from Australia.

As a tour manager, I have led educational tours and special interest adult tours, including garden tours, and tours with visiting choirs to Scotland and England - I love getting to know the people I am travelling with and hearing their stories as well as sharing my own tales.

Other recent tours have been with USA University alumni groups, pilgrimage groups following the story of Early Christianity, and walking tours along the sites of Hadrian’s Wall. 


Away from work, I enjoy my own little garden, and travelling in the UK and Europe with my family. 

Come and enjoy Scotland with me!


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Tour Types

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

Special Interests

  • Best of Scotland general interest tours
  • Crafts (eg knitting, quilting, weaving)
  • Film/TV locations (general)
  • Food and Drink, Distilleries
  • Gardens


STGA Blue Badge -all of Scotland
Institute of Tourist Guiding Blue Badge -North East England
Institute of Tourist Guiding Blue Badge-Yorkshire
Whisky Ambassador
Welcome Host Trainer
Qualified teacher ( Adult Education)
First Aid at work (2022)

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Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: Year round
  • Type of car: Hired as required
  • Year Qualified: 2022

Clients' Testimonials

  • 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.

  • Visit Scotland

    National Tourism Organisation for Scotland