The Highlands of Scotland Tour Guide Association
provides a specialist service for coach tour operators; conference delegates; incentive groups; cruise ship operators & agents; and of course to individuals & families coming to the Highlands. We are nearly all based in the Highlands - the few who aren't have lived long periods here - and some of us also have specialist knowledge of the Islands including Lewis,: Orkney, and Skye.
HOSTGA members have undertaken training in all aspects of guiding. We keep our skills and knowledge sharpened with a programme of lectures and training outings in the off-season months; so we have the latest views on local culture, history, geology and architecture, as well as being up-to-date with things for visitors to see and do both within the Highlands and beyond.
HOSTGA guides are here to help you – to use their knowledge and experience of Scotland and particularly the Highlands to make your time here a success by giving you that all important “feel” for this, our country.
Last update: 3 August 2015
Geographically, the Highlands of Scotland comprises all of the mainland of Scotland north of a geological feature known as the Highland Boundary Fault
- see map to right. The Highlands - together with their offshore islands - hold the most dramatic mountain and coastal scenery in the British Isles and are the most visited tourist area of Scotland, after Edinburgh.
If you wish "Meet & Greet" services - for example, at any of the airports in the Highlands - or assistance with Iinerary Planning please click on the appropriate link.