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Inverness

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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。
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.

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.

Chris Matthews
Based in : Orkney
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

STGA

Half day/full day/Extended tours All year.

I’m a Green Badge Guide, qualified as a regional specialist for both Orkney and the North Highlands of Scotland by the Scottish tourist Guide Association.
Living in Orkney for over 40 years, I’m ideally placed to offer you tours of our beautiful and historic islands. I own my own fully licenced car, which comfortably seats four adults and two children.
During your tour I’ll regale you with tales and anecdotes from the islands, giving you an insight into Orkney’s history and culture. You’ll see our stunning landscape and wildlife along the way and we may also sample the local cuisine.
I’m happy to join you in your own car or coach if that’s your preference.
Let me share my love of the islands with you.
Contact me to discuss your tour.

Sandra Mercer CPD
Based in : Nairn, Highland
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, German, French, Italian

HOSTGA

Day and half-day, extended, year-round

I graduated with an honours degree in German and French from Aberdeen University, during which I spent an academic year at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, and went on to teach English in Lausanne, Switzerland. On my return to Scotland, I worked in the Scottish tourism industry at national and regional levels. Since moving to the Scottish Highlands in 1995, I have been tour guiding and lecturing in tourism. I specialise in German and French speaking markets, with a primary focus on cruise ships and corporate groups. Additionally, I act as local agent for ground-handlers organising shore excursions.

Frank van Duivenbode CPD
Based in : Ardgay, Sutherland
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

HOSTGA

½ day / 1 day / driver-guiding including extended tours / year-round

Specialities:
Spectacular routes; ancient forts and magnificent castles; Neolithic cairns, standing stones from various ages and a trail of the amazing carved stones of the Pictish era; ancient woodlands and forests; native animals, birds and plants.

I was born in Hastings (south coast of England) to a Dutch father and English mother. Being very keen on walking and camping in the Scottish hills, I managed to get my first job in the Highlands in 1972 and never looked back. The Scottish Highlands is my chosen home and I can never get enough of exploring its hills and mountains, river glens and straths carved out by the ice age. I love the fascinating combination of sandy beaches, breath-taking cliffs and wide-open horizons. Thanks to our changeable weather, it’s never dull here.

I carved out a career in tree surgery and forestry work which has given me wide and varied insights into Scottish land use and a keen interest in ancient trees. Owing to its relative lack of industrial development, the Scottish Highlands is an area rich in archaeological sites many of which are missed by the uninitiated on the usual tourist trail. Although not an expert in geology, I have an abiding interest in the rock formations that make up our countryside. One of my hobbies is sailing and I have enjoyed many splendid coastal views from my boat. It won’t surprise you to hear that I love reading non-fiction literature about maritime history, whilst my favourite novelist is Patrick O’Brian.
With my partner, Brigitte Geddes, I can take you on spectacular tours of the Highlands including Skye. We can also arrange castle tours, garden tours and Outlander tours for you or take you on a trip exploring the history of your clan. Provided you do the preparatory genealogical research, we can take you on a trail of your very own ancestors.
If you are interested, we can give you lots of information on country life and the wild outdoors introducing you to our dramatic mountains, and our fascinating range of plants, trees and animals some of which we might spot on our way. I think that it is also important to give you moments of calm enabling you to enjoy the memorable sounds and sights of the Highlands and Islands.

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Edith Vass CPD
Based in : Portmahomack, Ross & Cromarty
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

 

HOSTGA

½ day / 1 day / year round

I was born and lived all my life in the Highlands of Scotland, I’ve had many years experience of Tour Managing around Europe.

It would be a pleasure for me to share this beautiful part of Scotland with you.

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