Blue Badge CPD

Qualified to Guide:

All of Scotland

Languages:

English

Driver Guide:

No

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About Me

Sharing both my home town of Edinburgh and my bonnie wee country of Scotland with visitors and locals is something I’m truly passionate about. As a Blue Badge Guide accredited by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, I’m qualified to help you explore the entire country and my skills as an expert storyteller will help bring it to life. Walking tours, especially of Edinburgh, are my speciality. I can tell you all about the history and characters of the Old and New Towns. We could visit sites like Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the National Museum of Scotland or the National Gallery. If you would like something a little different I can take you off the beaten track to lesser know parts of the city or tailor a walk to your specific interests be it literature, art, architecture, Harry Potter, LGBT history or ghosts, murder and mystery. I am an experienced tourist guide who has worked with both leisure and business groups of all ages and nationalities. I guide in English only and I am often praised for my clarity and groups, including student groups, who have English as a second language find me easy to understand  I see myself as both an ambassador for my city and my country and believe that guiding should be fun!


  • Edinburgh Old Town
  • Edinburgh New Town
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Stockbridge and the Dean Village
  • Leith
  • National Gallery of Scotland
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • LGBT History
  • Folklore
  • Ghosts, Murder and Mystery


Recently I have developed a couple of Virtual Tours which each consist of a series of around 40 images accompanied by live storytelling on the themes of Edinburgh's Old Town and the LGBT History of the city. Both tours last around an hour and allow time for questions and answers.


https://www.thescottishtouristguide.com/

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Tour Types

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

Special Interests

  • Art/Sculpture
  • Best of Scotland general interest tours
  • History
  • LGBTQ+
  • Story-telling, Myths and Legends

Qualifications

STGA Qualified - 2008
MSc Tourism - 2000
BCom Business Studies - 1990

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Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All year
  • Year Qualified: 2008

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
  • Marion Boyd
  • Helen Versloot