Marilyn Hunter

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Welcome!  Bienvenue!  Willkommen!

I would be delighted to be your guide in Scotland, and bring this wonderful country alive for you.

I am based in the inspiring city of Edinburgh and I love the outdoors and guiding through the beautiful Scottish countryside.  I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm and the knowledge built up over 35 years with visitors from throughout the world. Each tour is informative, tailor-made, enjoyable and hopefully fun!   

I guide groups from across Europe and all over the world, including many groups of French schoolchildren and German students.  Many of my tours are of Edinburgh, by coach or walking or by chauffeur car. Popular day tours from Edinburgh include St Andrews, the Border abbeys and houses, Stirling, and Glasgow.

I have been privileged to guide throughout Scotland on the Royal Scotsman train for 15 years, and have organised the groups in Scotland of the Northern Belle, also part of the Orient Express group. 

I have been fortunate to guide aboard the small luxury cruise ship, the Hebridean Princess, around the beautiful islands of Scotland for 12 years.

I am happy to meet groups anywhere in Scotland, to give a warm welcome to visitors to Scotland, and to tailor my tours to their own special interests.


Testimonial - September 2019
"I should also mention Marilyn our tour guide.  An endlessly interesting companion with seemingly unlimited knowledge, energy and patience.  I particularly appreciated her help in navigating the somewhat baffling Protestant/Catholic/Presbyterian division across the Hebrides.  She was most definitely a key contribution to our enjoyment of the cruise."
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Hospitality desk
  • Interpreting
  • Meet and Greet
  • Shore Excursion
  • Special needs groups
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All year
  • Type of car:
  • Year Qualified: 1980
  • 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

    MA – Edinburgh University
    Teaching qualifications – French, German and TEFL
    Guiding  endorsements:  
    National Galleries
    Royal Botanic Garden
    Scottish Parliament
    Ryder Cup training 2014
  • Tours

    Scotland today and its people
    Gardens and historic houses
    The Hebridean islands, Orkney and Shetland
    Wildlife and walking 
    Galleries and museums  
    Golf, whisky, food and drink.  
    City tours – coach, car or on foot
    School and student groups
    Familiarisation tours
    Conference and incentive groups
    Meet and greet/airport transfers  
    Cruise ships – on board and excursions

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