Tour Guides Directory

Folklore/Music

Here we list Guides who have a Special Interest in Folklore and Music.

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John Mackay CPD
Based in : Invergordon, Ross & Cromarty
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, French, German

HOSTGA

Day and extended tours, available all year.
Interests: Folklore and music; Scottish History

Having been born and brought up in the Highlands and Islands I have a deep and genuine interest in the history, culture and landscape of my homeland. After a lifetime spent teaching and being in administration in a large secondary school in the Highlands I look forward to sharing my country with visitors. A real Mackay, I am proud to wear my kilt!

Lorna Lu CPD – Committee Member (Treasurer)
Based in : Kyle of Lochalsh, near Isle of Skye
Languages spoken : MANDARIN, English

HOSTGA

½ Day/ 1day / extended coach
Specialities:  Isle of Skye, Outdoors adventure, Scottish traditional music, Arts, Photography, Tea ceremony, Business and events organisation.

I was born and raised in culturally rich Yunnan province in the South-west of China and moved to Scotland in 2008. Now based in Kyle of Lochalsh, I guide tours mostly on the Isle of Skye.
I have a degree in the English language, which I gained in China and I have a HND in business, which I gained at University of Highlands and Islands in Scotland.
I run a small tea business supplying speciality teas and I present tea ceremonies for functions and special events for local college, café and restaurants.

My interests are in Arts, Music, Photography and History. Since moving to the Lochalsh area of Highlands of Scotland I have developed a keen interest in studying the rich local culture, traditional Scottish music, outdoors adventure, and photographing the spectacular scenery.
I have become particularly fond of the many Folk stories that The Western Isles are known for, and understanding all the different layers of history and how they relate to each other.

Lorna Lu CPD
住址: 凯尔镇,斯凯岛(天空岛)附近
电话: 07753 240382
邮件: lorna.yan.lu@gmail.com
导游语言: 国语/普通话(母语),英语(流利)
导游知识领域和特长:苏格兰高地,斯凯岛(天空岛),西海岸赫布里底群岛,北海岸奥克尼群岛,苏格兰最北部的设德兰群岛;户外运动;苏格兰传统音乐,艺术,摄影,茶艺;商务活动策划和组织。

我毕业于中国大连外国语大学,在上海工作多年后于2005年来到苏格兰生活。最初在苏格兰高地西海岸的生活中,我对本地浓厚的历史,文化和风俗,以及其特有的传统音乐和盖尔语言产生了兴趣,斯凯岛神话般的美丽景色和富有挑战性的户外探险运动使我决定留在本地,并于2009年定居于此。
经过多年在本地的工作生活和再深造学习,我对苏格兰高地,西海岸赫布里底群岛,北海岸奥克尼群岛,以及苏格兰最北部的设德兰群岛有了更深入的了解。
我目前居住在斯凯岛附近,可为世界各地来到苏格兰高地东西各海岸的邮轮游客提供导游服务,同时可为高端客户量身定制旅游策划,如私人飞机、租船垂钓,高尔夫球及户外探险运动。
Caroline Keith
Based in : Inverness
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

½ day, full day, driver-guiding, extended tours

I’m a proud Highlander, and hugely passionate about all things Scottish. Over the years I’ve loved researching Scotland’s rich and tumultuous history, its world famous geology and fascinating archaeology, its legendary folklore and its varied landscape, wildlife, villages and people – and, of course, I now love to share what I know with anyone who’s willing to listen.

Who knew a non-whisky drinker would relish doing whisky tours? Is it wrong to have a fascination with Highland graveyards? But there’s definitely nothing wrong with falling in love with Jamie Fraser or Outlander! Yes, I’m a big Outlander fan, and have a wealth of knowledge about the film location sites as well as the area which was at the heart of the historic Highland action.

My annual family holidays were spent touring the Highlands, and 20 years working in the Scottish tourism industry saw me travel the length and breadth of Scotland’s mainland and islands on a regular basis. So I like to think I know how to show off Scotland, and the Highlands and Islands in particular, at its very best.

Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time tracing my Scottish ancestry and building my family tree, and when I’m not busy guiding I’m a keen road cyclist and a wannabe photographer, I’m enjoying learning to curl during the winter months, and I love antique collecting … oh, and you should know, I love my cat most of all!

Pat Murray CPD – Committee Member (Secretary/CPD)
Based in : Tain, Ross & Cromarty
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, Italian, French, German

HOSTGA

½ day / 1 day / year-round
Special Interests: general knowledge of Archeology, Folklore, Gardens, Highland and British History, Castles, Clans, Tartans, Outlander Tours.

Explore with me the classic and the secret places of this beautiful and fascinating country. I’m Scottish, a teacher of theatre, English language and literature, with international experience. But home is where my heart is and my heart’s in the Highlands. Come and see why.

Esplorate con me gli itinerari classici e scoprite i luoghi segreti di questo Paese bellissimo e affascinante. Sono scozzese, insegnante di teatro, letteratura e lingua inglese, con esperienza internazionale, ma la mia casa e il mio cuore sono nelle Highlands. Venite a vedere perché.
Wendy Newton CPD
Based in : Caithness
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

STGA

1/2 day, 1 day, extended, year round
Driver guide with own 7 Seat Vehicle, 4×4 and hire as required.

STGA Green Badge Guide for the Highlands, specialising in the North and East coast areas.
My family has been working the land in Scotland for generations, historically as sheep and cattle farmers, but the new generations have turned to golf for careers. I travelled the world as an engineer, but when a posting brought me back to the Highlands we couldn’t leave and we made our family home in Caithness.
I have a great interest in archaeology and have a Master’s Degree in Classics so can interpret many of the features of our landscape for you. I spend my time collecting stories of highland life, both historical and modern and I will enjoy sharing these with you.
My decades of experience as a cruise ship passenger taking excursions has given me a great insight into making the most of a day ashore so let me help you get the most out of shore-time. For those with a little more time, I can show you the ‘must-sees’ as well as those interesting little places that only a small vehicle or 4×4 can get you to. I will always tailor-make the tour for you.

Rebecca Richmond
Based in : Culbokie, Black Isle
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, German

Half Day / Full Day / All Year Round

I have lived permanently on the Black Isle since 1988, when I came to live with my Grandparents and attend Inverness College.
I have, however, been coming to the Black Isle since I was 18 months old and it has always been home. My teenage years were spent in Germany where I became reasonably fluent in the language. I had not used it in years, but picked it up again when I began guiding for cruise ships in the summer of 2018. I am currently studying for a BA(Hons) in Gaelic Scotland with UHI focusing on language, history and culture of the Highlands and Islands. I also volunteer at Culloden Battlefield. I love the outdoors, history and am a shameless fan of the Outlander books. I run guided walking tours of the villages on the Black Isle and guided walks with ponies in the forestry of the Black Isle. I enjoy extending a warm Highland welcome to all our visitors.

James (Jim) Neil
Based in : Maryburgh
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

Half day / Full day / Driver-guiding SUV 4x Passengers. 8X Seater can be available on request/ All year.

I am Scottish and have resided in various areas of Highlands and Islands for nearly 40 years and I am passionate about Scotland, it’s History and its people.
I am a retired Police Officer and I have worked throughout Scotland. This has provided me with a vast knowledge of the Highlands and other areas of Scotland and it would be fair to say I have friends and contacts throughout. You can imagine the tales I have to tell !
One of my greatest pleasures in life is showing visitors my wonderful country and passing on my knowledge in a friendly and professional way.
My favourite tipple is whisky and I have a good knowledge of the subject having been a Distillery Guide. I have conducted many tours in the various whisky regions of Scotland.
My hobbies include Football, Rugby, Fly Fishing, Golf and History.
I am a Scottish Tourist Guide Association Green Badge holder and I hold a Certificate in Higher Education (Post Grad ) with Merit in Tourist Guiding.

Tatiana Buswell
Based in : Edinburgh
Languages spoken : RUSSIAN, English

HOSTGA

Half a day, 1 day, extended, driver-guide
Specialities: Landscapes and Environment, Music and Folklore, Walking, Scottish History, Distilleries and Whisky.

I am a Russian speaking guide and worked in the tourist industry in my home country for seven years.
I have been living in Scotland for ten years now and the more I live here the more I like the country – its natural beauty, its stunning landscapes, its people and traditions, music and folklore. I understood that I wanted to share my passion with the others, which is why I became a tour guide here.
Being qualified in 2016 course for Highlands of Scotland Tour Guide Association I am now offering my guests to see and to feel the best that the Country has to offer, from remote corners of the Highlands to whisky distilleries, famous castles and palaces.

Мой опыт работы в индустрии туризма насчитывает семь лет.
В Шотландии живу около десяти лет и чем больше живу здесь, тем больше нравится мне эта уникальная и неповторимая в своей красоте страна, люди и их достижения, традиции, культура.
Желание узнать больше привело меня на курс в Ассоциацию гидов высокогорной Шотландии, который я окончила в 2016-м году, и теперь, будучи квалифицированным специалистом, с радостью делюсь накопленным опытом и знаниями с туристами в поездках по индивидуально разработанным маршрутам
Ian W. M. Fraser
Based in : Muir of Ord, Ross & Cromarty
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

HOSTGA

½ day / 1 day

I was born and brought up in the beautiful, fertile and historic Black Isle just north of the city of Inverness. I have always had an interest in local history and culture, and as an engineer I’ve watched the developing industries make use of our geography and natural resources. Sit back and let me tell you what’s made us the ‘Highlanders’ who we are today.

Sheena Forsyth CPD
Based in : Beauly, Inverness-shire
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

HOSTGA

Day, half-day tours. Weekends and school holidays only.

I have lived in the Highlands for most of my life and have spent many years visiting and learning about the natural and cultural history. As a local Geography Teacher I’m good at presenting information and can offer a great Highland experience. Walks, wildlife, cultural or natural history can all be covered in an easy to understand manner. I look forward to guiding you in the Highlands.

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