Sean Gordon

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Tourist Guiding is my passion and joy!

I look forward to taking you on a tour that you will enjoy and remember. Showing and revealing to you all the so many special places that Scotland has to offer. Not only the big highlights, but also those special places that only a local will know, off the beaten track where eagles fly, otters swim, and deer roam! 

My manner and style is to tell the story of Scotland and the place being visited, through stories geographic, geological, historical, and the folk tales too, which impart not only factual accounts but also give heart and emotional connectivity, so that a sense of place is gained.

I will devise for you a tour that you want, for as short or as long as you wish, for half a day, a whole day, or multiple days. 

I'm a driver-guide, and I'll drive you personally, if you wish, and I am qualified to drive a Passenger Carrying Vehicle up to 16 passengers.

I have lived and studied in Stuttgart and Freiburg im Breisgau, and I am fluent in German.

I started guiding whilst I was still teaching (history and geography), during my summer holidays. Friends asked me to show them Scotland so I devised tours to suit their wishes and drove them in minibuses. My first tour was in 2011 for 3 weeks with 15 folk!! That was a "jump into the deep end"!

In 2016 I started with a market-leading small group tour company and enrolled on the STGA 'Blue Badge' all Scotland guide training programme which was completed in Spring 2018.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Driver Guide
  • Extended Tour
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: January to December
  • Type of car: Client's requirements
  • Year Qualified: 2018
  • Tour starting points

    • Edinburgh
    • South Queensferry
    • Perth
    • Stirling
    • St Andrews
    • Rosyth
    • Gullane
    • Glasgow
    • Dundee
    • Dunkeld
    • Callander
  • Qualifications

    Higher Education Qualifications:
    MA (1st Class Hons.) Celtic Civilisation (University of Aberdeen), Aug. 2006.
    Dip. HE Scottish Studies (University of Aberdeen), July 2004.
    
    Professional Qualifications:
    Qualified All Scotland (Blue Badge) Guide, Scottish Tourist Guides Association, May 2018.
    PCV D1 Licence, March 2017
    Cert. Beginners’ Ballads (Grampian Association of Storytellers and Stanley Robertson), Dec. 2003.
    Cert. Advanced Storytelling (Grampian Association of Storytellers and Stanley Robertson), Oct. 2003.	
    Cert. Waldorf Physical Education (Waldorf Lehrer Seminar fuer Leibeserziehung, Freiburg, Germany), July 1999.
    Dip. HE (Equiv.) Steiner-Waldorf Education (Wynstones Steiner-Waldorf School), July 1986.
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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