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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 is glad to announce the addition of a score of new guides from our latest training course; over half of these come with French, German, Italian or Spanish, in addition to English. Minimum details of these new members have been added to the "Details of All Guides". We regret that the process of adding their full details is taking longer than we had hoped.*

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: 1 December 2016

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.

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