Tour Guides Directory

Invergordon

Here we list Guides available for tours starting from Invergordon

Matthew Tett
Based in : Nairn
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

STGA

Half Day, Full Day, Year Round
Driver-guide 7 Seater Volvo XC90 (6 Passengers)

Born and brought up in the Scottish Highlands, and educated to post graduate level. Spent 14 years as a Buying and Commercial Director in 6 different countries, having visited over 50 countries I have developed an admiration for different cultures and ways of life.
My wife our 3 children, decided it was time to return home to the Scottish Highlands and follow our hearts. We have made our home in Nairn, close to Inverness airport, and Whisky Distilleries, Culloden, Castles, Standing Stones, Golf Courses, gorgeous beaches and the most amazing scenery.
I gained my Scottish Tourist Guide Association (STGA) Green badge at The University of the Highlands & Islands and have full indemnity insurance as well as an Emergency First Aid Training certificate.
I am passionate about the Scottish Highlands, and would love to show you the best of the area, share some stories, explain the history and help to make your trip a fun, interesting, memorable one. If you are looking for a private tour of the Scottish Highlands, then please contact me to be your tour guide.

Helen Fairhurst-Barlocher CPD
Based in : Culloden Moor, Inverness
Languages spoken : GERMAN, SWISS-GERMAN, English

HOSTGA

1/2 day/ full day / extended tours up to 3 days / year round

I was born in Zürich in Switzerland and worked there for a few years as a primary school teacher. In 1978 I moved to the Scottish Highlands and have worked as a tour guide since 1983. I like to let my guests have an insight of life in Scotland past and present and answer all their questions be they in German, Swiss German or English.

Julia Mackintosh
Based in : City of Inverness
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, French, German

HOSTGA

½ day / 1 day / weekends all year + school holidays
Specialities: Highland and Scottish history & culture

I was born and brought up in the Highlands. I graduated with an honours degree in French and German from the University of Glasgow. During this time, I spent a year teaching English as a Foreign Language Assistant in Paris and a term at the University of Bamberg in Bavaria. Since 1995, I have been Principal Teacher of Languages in the Department of a large secondary school in the Highlands.

Helen Ord
Based in : Edinburgh and Dulnain Bridge
Languages spoken : ENGLISH/French

STGA

Half day, Full day, Extended, Year round
Driver-guide (Rental vehicle as required, up to 8 passengers )

My own love of Scotland was formed from an early age as I was brought up in some of the most beautiful and iconic locations we have to offer: from the Highlands to Edinburgh, St Andrews to celebrated Royal Deeside.And I don’t just live here– I actively choose to holiday here too, so I know the ins and outs of being a visitor in Scotland.  My “past life” has also seen me work and travel extensively abroad, giving me a firm understanding of what makes or breaks a holiday whether you are part of a group or a solo traveller.

I delight in creating “the best Scottish holiday”, and would love to guide you around Scotland, giving you a unique insight into our beautiful country. I will take you to see our most stunning and dramatic scenery together with our iconic locations, while weaving in our incredible history and rich culture along the way.

I truly feel that Scotland is here for the exploring and I am delighted to extend an enthusiastic and warm welcome to you.

John Lyons CPD
Based in : Inverness
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

HOSTGA

1 day / extended
Speciality – Scottish History

As well as having a degree from the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scottish History and Politics, I have been a member of the Historic Saltire society for 15 years bringing history to life playing the parts of Robert Bruce, William Wallace and the Wolf of Badenoch amongst others. I am also the society’s Heraldry Guildmaster and a keen calligrapher.

Irene Manson CPD
Based in : Forres, Moray
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

HOSTGA

Day Coach.
Specialities: Farming, Education, Environment

Having lived on the Moray Firth coast all my life, the last 37 years on a Morayshire farm, one of my interests is based in a rural setting. That along with a career in education has equipped me with the skills to share knowledge of the Highlands of Scotland with guests from home and abroad. I enjoy curling, golfing, walking and travelling along with voluntary work with lots of different people. I enjoy meeting guests from home and abroad.

John Hart CPD
Based in : Nairn, Highland Region
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, Spanish

HOSTGA

½ day / 1 day / extended
Specialities: British & Latin American/Spanish History especially Royal Navy/Military

Born in Edinburgh but spent formative years in Argentina and Chile returning to study in the UK (1958) and joining the Royal Navy (1964-93). As a bi-lingual Spanish speaker I qualified as an RN Spanish Interpreter and was very active in this role after the Argentine surrender at end of the Falkland Islands conflict in 1982. Returned to Scotland in 2007 but have been visiting the Highlands for the past 40 years as am married to a Campbell. Have now been guiding for a few years and have thoroughly enjoyed showing Spanish-speaking tourists the beauty and the history of this region.

Skye McDonald
Based in : City of Inverness
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, German, French

HOSTGA

Day and extended; driver guiding, wildlife, walking
Specialities: Mountain and walking guide with MLTB Certificate, PCV licence holder

Brought up in Scone, Scotland’s ancient capital, I now work out of its Highland Capital, Inverness, in summer. In winter I fly south with the ospreys and tour guide in Africa.
As a qualified mountain leader I specialise in guiding in the mountains, glens and along the coastline of the north west of Scotland. Walks vary from strenuous to gentle strolls; it is important to enjoy the countryside at your own pace.

I also driver/guide. With experience in adult education (albeit as a ceramicist!) I love to share the history, geography, fables and anecdotes of our rich heritage with our guests in Scotland.

Elizabeth MacKay CPD
Based in : City of Inverness
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

HOSTGA

Day coach / Extended driver-guiding.

Welcome to our stunning country.  I am Highland bred, my love for my country knows no bounds.  I have an on-going passion to learn the mystery and history of The Highlands of Scotland.  I look forward to meeting you so we can explore The Highlands together.

Ian Shread CPD
Based in : Dingwall, Ross & Cromarty
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

STGA

Day / half-day tours.

I have been an occasional visitor to the Highlands for over 25 years, and finally moved here in 2012. Despite being over 10,000 miles from my birth place in Australia, I definitely feel I have come home! I’m still learning about my new home every day, and would be delighted to share some of its delights with you.

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