Private guides and guided tours in Scotland
Private guides in Scotland
Born in Shetland, I have lived most of my life in these wild and beautiful islands. My wife and I now live in Unst, the most northerly island. I love showing visitors around these isles, telling them of their long, varied history, their culture, customs, myths and legends - and showing sandy beaches and soaring cliffs.
For a private tour of Scotland, these flexible trips and holidays provide an ethnological insiders view of life in Scotland. Start from Edinburgh, Glasgow or elsewhere in the UK including London.
I qualified to guide all over Scotland as a Blue badge Guide in 2008 although i have been working for different tour operators, English, Irish and Scottish, for the previous 10 years. In this time I have extended my knowledge and love for the British Isles and it's history, culture, and natural beauty and endeavour to share this in my tours.
Currency: British pound (GBP)
Calling Code: +44
COMMENTS ABOUT Scotland:
Scotland is part of the United Kingdom, located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain where it shares a border with England. Scotland also includes 790 islands and shores on the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Irish Sea. Scotland has a very changeable climate that features mild winters and cool, wet summers. Tiree is one of the sunniest places, and the western highlands are the wettest.
Scotland’s unique culture is quite literary and musical, with a heritage that treasures its legends and traditions. Universities in Edinburg attract international scholars, and the country is famous for its authors and poets. Summertime music festivals offer great enjoyment for Scotts and tourists, such as the Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival, the Orkney Folk Festival and the Perth Festival of the Arts.
Historic castles and ancient monuments invite visitors to step into Scotland’s dynamic past. Edinburg Castle is one of the most visited historic castles in Scotland, and the Aberdeenshire Castle Trail leads visitors on a tour of many other important Scottish castles. Pre-historic landmarks offer fascinating insight into the country’s ancient Celtic heritage, including places like the Cairnfauld Stone Circle, Kempstone Hill and Standing Stones.
Natural beauty is in abundance from the green forests to sandy coastlines, and outdoor lovers enjoy Scotland for activities such as white-water rafting, hiking, mountain biking and golfing.
I have been a qualified and accredited Scottish Tourist Guide (Blue Badge) and a member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association since 1996.
Popular tours in Scotland
Private tour in EdinburghFour Day Classic Tour of the Highlands
Private tour in EdinburghThe Scottish Borders and Melrose Abbey - tour from Edinburgh
upon requestTour Duration
1 day tour