Blue Badge CPD

Qualified to Guide:

All of Scotland

Languages:

English, Italian

Driver Guide:

No

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About Me

My name is Sarah and I am a professional Blue Badge guide based in Edinburgh, member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association and licensed to guide all over Scotland.

My main passions are history, folklore, storytelling and human beings, that is why in 2013 I decided to become a guide.

My fondness for Scotland started when I was just 6 years old, when I fell in love with "The Fairy Flag" a traditional tale about a magical protective flag donated to the clan MacLeod by the fairies and guarded at Dunvegan Castle on the enchanting Isle of Skye (hence the name of my business "Fairy Flag Tours").

Since then my love story with Scotland, its traditions and breathtaking landscapes grew, evolving into my fulfilling job which combines my my passion for this country, performing arts and people.

I believe that delivering tours means also to have a good time and my enjoyment is infectious! Being empathetic is a fundamental skill when working with people, therefore my tours are tailored according to customers’ needs.

I love meeting people from all over the world, and I make it my mission to provide memorable tours and experiences for my clients.

When I’m not guiding, I spend time researching and exploring to help keep my tours fresh, interesting and relevant.

I can’t wait to show you Scotland through my eyes and

I look forward to hearing from you!


Some Customer Testimonials:

Mary S. from the USA: We had a wonderful tour with the amazing Sarah. There were ten of us in our group ranging in age from 14-51. She kept everyone engaged and we learned so much. She is a gifted storyteller and made our trip to Edinburgh very meaningful. We loved spending four hours with her since she has such a delightful personality. Thank you, Sarah!


Halina S. from the Netherlands: Sarah is a lovely and caring person. Before our tour she informed us about weather conditions and what to expect. During the tour she kept everyone satisfied from the youngest to the eldest. She is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, easily switching between Harry Potter and reformation of the church. We enjoyed our tour very much!


Nadine G. from the USA: Immediately upon meeting Sarah it felt as if I was meeting a friend by the end of our tour I believe we became friends. Sarah is high energy, has a wealth of information she is excited to share and she created a tour to my interests. She answered all my questions. I never felt rushed yet because Sarah was so interesting it was hard to believe the time past so quickly. Sarah will leave you with many recommendations for the remainder of your visit. Have fun and say "hi" to Sarah for me.


Rachel S. from the USA: Sarah is amazing! My husband and I booked a tour for our first time in Edinburgh and our afternoon with Sarah was a highlight. Sarah is thoughtful, personable, and super knowledgeable about the history of the city and of Britain. She went above and beyond to give us an outstanding tour. We would highly recommend her to anyone!


Hai C. from Germany: An excellent experience with the organization and tour guide. It's very informative and funny, for Scottish history, culture, architectural development to the lifestyle of local people. I can highly recommend this sort of private tour. We are very happy


Robert F. from the USA: This is my second tour with Sarah as we enjoyed her knowledge, helpful tips and enthusiasm the first time so had to try and book her again. Once again she went above and beyond and covered new areas and topics of Edinburgh. She is excellent! See you next time!


Rob M. from the USA: The best private tour we've ever taken! Sarah was extremely knowledgeable, highly engaging, and provided the perfect blend of historical perspective, amusing stories, and local insight. Our teenage daughters loved her enthusiasm and we all appreciated the ideal itinerary that Sarah crafted based on our exchanges prior to arrival. Highly, highly recommended!

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Tour Types

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

Special Interests

  • Best of Scotland general interest tours
  • Harry Potter
  • History
  • Religion
  • Story-telling, Myths and Legends

Qualifications

- Scottish Blue Badge Tourist Guide in English and Italian

- Certified Virtual Tourist Guide at the G-Guides Academy

- British Red Cross First Aid Certificate 

- Bachelor of Laws

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Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All year
  • Year Qualified: 2020

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