Guides with an interest in: Scottish History
Half day / 1 day / year-round.
Specialities: Hiking, Nature, Scottish History.
I have lived in the Scottish highlands on and off for over 30 years. For 12 of those years I lived in Chamonix in the French Alps, for I am not only a Tour Guide, but I am also a Mountain Guide and was one of the first British woman to stand on the summit of Mount Everest. Needless to say I love mountains, but particularly Scottish ones. Wherever I travel in the world I always long to be back here, for the Scottish landscape is where my heart resides. In particular I love the Gaelic language and the way it gives meaning to the landscape through place-names, giving an insight into the people who lived on and worked this beautiful land over the centuries.
Day / half-day tours; extended tours; driver-guiding. Interested in Folklore & Music; Outlander; Scottish History.
Melissa MacDonald is passionate about the Highlands and Islands and in showing off its people, culture and beauty. Melissa is happy to organise trips and be very flexible to guests including active family tour planning. Extended tours to locations outwith the Highlands and Islands also possible by prior arrangement, particularly for Outlander locations. As a parent to young children Melissa understands the importance of pace for family tours in particular and is happy to be flexible on the day to requests and to last minute changes. Melissa is an Outlander fan and has done many tours for fans of the series and books and is a Gaelic speaker also. Particularly interested in Scottish life, it’s people, politics, communities and culture, Melissa is also very interested in the Highland clearances and in the Gaelic language today. Melissa has access to a range of vehicles, fully insured for driver guiding and is disclosure checked also. She can accommodate people in Mercedes executive saloons and in larger vehicles seating up to 8 people.
Coach Tours, Extended Coach Tours, Extended Driver Guiding. Interested in Folklore & Music; Outlander; Scottish History.
Driver guide, owns 2 Mercedes executive saloons and owns Mercedes 8-seater. Andrew MacDonald is the founder of Hame Tours. He is well known in local circles as a Folk Singer. Throughout his career he has worked in publishing and has been involved in the production of guide books of the Highlands and Islands. For 50 years he has travelled extensively in Scotland and knows the area intimately, although the Highlands has always been his home. Andrew can guide all major Scottish attractions, his specialities are Scottish history, culture, linking traditional music relevances and Jacobite associations. Andrew has extensively worked as an Outlander guide across Scotland and can provide a range of vehicles if necessary. Fully insured and has enhanced discosure as a professional driver.