Blue Badge CPD

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About Me

Stephen has been sharing the delights of Scottish life and landscape with visitors from home and overseas, for over thirty years, both as an accompanying guide or a driver-guide in a range of prestige vehicles. 

He began his guiding in 1980s whilst working as a professional geologist, leading field trips and study tours to some of the most wild and beautiful places in the British Isles particularly the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.  He is a Blue Badge member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association.

Over the last twenty years his knowledge and understanding of the history and culture of all things Scottish have entranced and entertained locals and visitors alike.  He is academically and professionally qualified as a Genealogist and bespoke family history and ancestral tours, for groups or individuals, are a specialism. 

Having provided a consultancy for the distilling industry, looking at their water sources, his knowledge of whisky is second to none.  This was recognised recently by his investiture as a Keeper of the Quaich

Tour Types

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


Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogy, Palaeography and Heraldry (Strathclyde)
Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogy, Palaeography and Heraldry (Strathclyde)

Certificate in Scottish Studies (Edinburgh)

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Fellow of the Geological Society
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Register of Qualified Genealogists
Association of Professional Genealogists

BSc Geology (London)
MSc Geochemistry (Oxon)
PhD Geology / Geochemistry (Bristol)

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Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All year
  • Type of car: Hired as required
  • Year Qualified: 2004

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