½ day / 1 day / extended; driver-guiding
Specialities: Wildlife and Walking
I am Lowlander by birth but a Highlander by inclination. I started my guiding career in 1995 with two years at Aigas Field Centre, just outside Inverness. I continued guiding groups in my various jobs after that. I moved back to the Highlands in 2005 and in March 2006 I started Red Kite Tours.
My main interest is wildlife guiding, but soon after I started guiding I realised no wildlife in Scotland lives beyond the influence of people. So I needed to understand the history, folklore, geology and place names of the Highlands to successfully interpret the exceptional landscape and wildlife found here to my guests.
Born in the south of Scotland but brought up in the Highlands, I have been guiding since 1996. Prior to that I lived and worked in Continental Europe. So grateful to be given the opportunity to show my country to visitors and always hope that as I do, they become as “passionate” as I am about Scotland.
Languages spoken : SWISS-GERMAN, GERMAN, English. French, Italian
Walking Tours / Extended Walking Tours / Half Day / Full Day / Extended Tours – coach and private, chauffeur-driven – year-round
Interests: Archaeology/Prehistory, Distilleries/Whisky, Folklore & Music, Islands, Nature, Outlander, Scottish History
Occupation, vocation, passion: art, culture and history have always intrigued me and for a long time their interpretation has been a source of personal inspiration.
I grew up in the cathedral city of Saint Gall (Switzerland), where I was already guiding visitors around my hometown at a young age. During my 20 years as a customer adviser for a Swiss bank I regularly organised cultural events and expeditions for clients, often guided by myself.
As time went by, I more and more felt the urge to turn my passion into a profession – and there had always been this deep, mysterious yearning for the Scottish Highlands. So I opted for a change of both career and scenery and moved to the Highlands – it felt like coming home. Now, I share my love, fascination and enthusiasm for the dramatic landscape and history of my adopted home with visitors from a’ the airts and pairts of our world:
Lochs, glens, remote beaches, castles, ancient places, industrial heritage, distilleries, breweries, cheesemakers, cake magicians – there is so much to explore! I take individuals, groups and corporate guests on bespoke Highland adventures that will show the interesting, fun but also quirky aspects of these lands of outstanding beauty.
Half day, full day, year around.
Driver-guide with own vehicle which can carry 3 guests in comfort
Recently qualified as a green badge guide for the North Highlands, I am brimming full of enthusiasm for showing visitors the delights of the Highlands, where I have lived and travelled extensively since 1997. My previous role as a charity event fundraising manager introduced me to the iconic scenery of the Highlands and developed my people and communication skills.
Whether you have interests in Scottish culture, history, wildlife, geology, stunning lochs and mountains or just want to chill in one of the most unique areas in the world, I would be delighted to guide you, and help create what I hope will be one of your most enjoyable and entertaining holidays.
I’m happy to guide on coaches, driver guide for up to 8 people or provide walking tours in the beautiful city of Inverness, where I am fortunate to live. The Highlands have been home to some amazing people and I want to share their stories with you….
Day Coach, Extended Coach, Driver Guiding
Range of vehicles from 2-7 seats.
Specialities: History, Myths, Legends and Outlander Tours
Driver-guide with over 30 years experience touring the Highlands and Islands with clients ranging from individuals to large groups. Personalised itineraries can be arranged to include all interests: rail travel, boat cruises, historic sites such as castles, battlefields and ancient monuments dating back 4,000 years. Distilleries and gardens can also be incorporated into your private tour.
Day Coach, Extended Coach, Driver Guiding
Specialities: Driver guide, own 7-seater, Highlands, History , Landscape
I was born and raised in the Highlands, inheriting the mantle of Seanachaidh (or Storyteller) from my mother. From earliest times I learned the span of Highland history, culture, flora and fauna. I later studied Geography, Geology and Scottish History at Glasgow University.
Mixing these ingredients with Guide training, entertainment and humour allows me to create successful tours to some of the most stunning locations in the country. I am also qualified in Ancestral Tourism, and have written a number of books including “Roots of Stone” and “Culloden Tales”. Why not take a trip in my fully-insured, roomy 7-passenger people carrier?
I was born and brought up in Düsseldorf, Germany. During my work with the Bank I was sent to the HLC Highland Language Center on the Black Isle to improve my English. I fell in love with the surrounding area. Also I found the Scots people very friendly and helpful. That made me more interested in learning about the history, fairy tales and the Clans.
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.
Day Coach, Extended Coach, Driver Guiding, Wildlife, Walking
Specialities: local history, landscape, land use
Born and bred on a family farm then educated in Moray I spent most of my life there although my work took me throughout the Grampian Region. I worked for over 35 years in different aspects of Scottish Law. I am passionate about encouraging visitors to see and experience the best (not necessarily the most expensive) about Scotland and our people. I try my hand at photography, golf, curling and skiing with varying degrees of success. I will assist with welcoming people into the area, tour guiding and itinerary planning for 1/2 and whole day tours. I can include lowland walking, gardens, castles but what I particularly like is tailor-made days for small groups.
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