Tour Guides Directory

Guides with an interest in: Scottish History
Iain Hay CPD
Based in : Grantown-on-Spey, Moray
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, German

Half- and full day coach, wildlife walking
Specialities: Strathspey Walks, Jacobites, Distilleries

From early days youth-hostelling in the Highlands I have enjoyed climbing and for 50 years I have skied in Scotland and the Alps. I have produced booklets selling in Grantown Museum: “Battle of Cromdale, End of the 1st Jacobite War in the Highlands” and provided Gaelic Meanings for OS Explorers 418 & 419 (with Neil Campbell’s help). As Customs & Excise Officer I worked in over 60 distilleries; later I collected game from Sporting Estates. I have experience of leading Germans walking in Strathspey and enjoyed conversation auf Deutsch. I enjoy living in the Highlands and sharing that experience with visitors.

Gisela Cumming CPD
Based in : City of Inverness
Languages spoken : GERMAN, English

½ day / 1 day / extended / year-round

Whilst enjoying the breathtaking scenery of Scotland, we will entertain you with enthralling stories of the people who once lived in the places we visit.  And, if you are eager to discover more about Highland dress, Highland games and other customs particular to Scotland, we will certainly satisfy your curiosity.

Als Deutsche, die mit einem Schotten verheiratet ist, möchte ich Ihnen die faszinierende Landschaft zeigen und spannende Geschichten über die Menschen erzählen, die dort gelebt haben.  Natürlich wollen Sie auch alles über Schottenrock, Hochlandspiele und andere Sitten hören, und wie die Schotten heutzutage leben.

My photo shows one of my favourite Highland views, looking down Loch Shiel. By the loch is the Glenfinnan Memorial, commemorating the start of the 1745 Jacobite Uprising under Prince Charles Edward Stuart.

Diana Bertoldi CPD – Committee Member (FaceBook)
Based in : Dingwall, Ross & Cromarty
Languages spoken : ITALIAN, English

Former wildlife manager, now professional storyteller, I am an Italian with Scottish ancestors and “my heart is in the Highlands”. You and your children will travel to a land of magic. The amazing landscape, the people, the legends and mysteries of who was here yesterday, today and how we will shape our future.

Day Coach, Extended Coach, Driver Guiding
Specialities: History, Legends and folklore, Outlander, Families with children, Whisky
Ex tecnico faunistico, ora storyteller professionista, sono Italiana con antenati Scozzesi e “il mio cuore è nelle Highlands”. Voi e i vostri bambini entrerete in una terra magica. I paesaggi straordinari, la gente, le leggende ed i misteri di chi viveva qui ieri, oggi e come daremo forma al nostro futuro.

Pat Murray CPD
Based in : Tain, Ross & Cromarty
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, Italian, French, German

½ day / 1 day / year-round

Speciality: general knowledge of Scotland and the Highlands in particular

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.

Tony Cowan Martin CPD
Based in : Grantown on Spey, Moray
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, German

1 day / extended / year-round / driver-guiding

A native Scot from the south west Highlands, I now live in Morayshire. I have worked for the Scottish Health Service and travelled frequently and extensively throughout the Highlands for the past 20 years often orienting new employees to the region. I learned German over a period of 7 years as a soldier in the British army in Germany between 1965 and 1972. I am proud of our Highland heritage and culture and knowledgeable about its current social and economic situations.
I am an avid skier, a keen golfer and enjoy most outdoor activities. My interests include postage stamp collecting, historic buildings, my 5 grandchildren and classical music.

Robert Wylie CPD – Committee Member
Based in : Edderton, Ross & Cromarty
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, French

Day Coach, Extended Coach, Driver Guiding

The Highlands have been my home for nearly twenty years following many years working and travelling in foreign parts. Trained as an accountant I now have the pleasure of teaching English and French and showing my wild and beautiful country to visitors. I live in a paradise with the mountains and moorland to look over me and the birds and the animals to keep me company. Let me show you Scotland.
Interests: History, Economics, Politics, Languages, Walking and Wildlife

Caroline Cameron CPD
Based in : Tain, Ross & Cromarty
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

Day and half-day tours, year-round.  Specialities: Archaeology/Prehistory, Folklore & Music, Natural world, Scottish History

Born and brought up in the Highlands I am passionate about all things Scottish and just love any opportunity to share this with visitors. The beauty, the history, an insight into everyday life past and present and of course the legends. Nothing like a good story to give a flavour of the place and the people. I love to show Scotland’s historical landmarks as well as the many, many hidden gems that are out there to be discovered and enjoyed.

I was a teacher in the Highlands. I chose a career in education because I wanted to share knowledge, because I love working with people and because I like to entertain, they do say teaching is not far removed from acting! I love meeting new people.

My other interests include travel, walking, theatre, reading, cooking, entertaining and gardening.

Ian Linn CPD
Based in : Edinburgh
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

½ day / 1 day / extended / year-round; Driver-guiding
Specialities: Historic sites, Outlander, Islands, Golf
STGA Blue Badge guide

Personal, private, engaging and entertaining – I will guide you to the Best of Scotland for a vacation to remember.
Scotland. It’s a word that conjures up different images for different people – beautiful scenery, vibrant culture, fascinating heritage, family ancestry, the list goes on…
For many people, Scotland is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, so you want to make the most of it while you’re here. I will find out what your interests are and include them in a tailored tour combining the fascinating with the fun in equal measure.
If castles are your thing, I’ll show you the best. If you’re a big fan of whisky, I’ll blend in some of the finest distilleries. From live Scottish music in pubs to where to eat the freshest seafood, our local knowledge brings you closer to the real Scotland. Whatever time you have available, from a half-day to two weeks, I will show you as much as possible at a relaxed, enjoyable pace.
Click on my web link, above, for more information.

Cosimo Imperiale CPD
Based in : Aviemore, Inverness-shire
Languages spoken : ITALIAN, English, Spanish, French

Half-, one- and two-day coach; year-round
Specialities: Angling, Wildlife

Born in Italy , worked in the hospitality industry in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Worked as Catering Manager in one the largest Hotel Companies in the world (HILTON). Arrived in fair city of PERTH in early sixties , moved to Aviemore 1967,always interested in Scottish history, landscape, flora, fauna. Very keen Angler, with very good knowledge of the lives and cycles of the Atlantic Salmon and Sea trout.

Mairi Telfer CPD
Based in : Nairn, Highland
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

Day / half-day tours; all year. Speciality: Scottish history

A Highlander by upbringing, my working life has taken me all over the area. Formerly a careers advisor, I combine a keen interest in present day Highland social life and economy with a lifelong love of our beautiful environment and an abiding interest in its complex and fascinating history. I love welcoming people to the area and look forward to sharing some part of the Highland story/journey with you.