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Irene Harris CPD
Based in : Elgin, Morayshire
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

½ day / 1 day

Specialities:  Scottish culture & history, Land use & wildlife

Graduate of the University of Edinburgh. Taught in Edinburgh and Morayshire. Lived in West Africa in 1980’s and travelled extensively. I have always been passionate about Scottish Culture, especially its music. My interest in Scotland’s history lies in particular with early peoples and historic buildings. Living in rural surroundings I have a good knowledge of local flora and fauna.

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

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.

Jonathan Willet CPD
Based in : Maryburgh, Ross & Cromarty
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

½ day / 1 day / extended; driver-guiding
STGA Blue Badge Guide

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.

Melissa MacDonald
Based in : City of Inverness
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, Gaelic

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.

Kathleen Matheson CPD
Based in : Strathnairn, Inverness-shire
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, German

½ day / 1 day

I have been guiding now for more than twenty years. I prefer to do one-day or two-day tours, here in the Highlands. Having been an elected member of the Highland Council for fifteen years until 2007, and being married to a Highland farmer, I feel I have a good knowledge of the way of life, and culture of our area. I am also keen to recount some of the history and legend of the area, believing a good story essential to painting the picture of the Highlands of then and now.

Mo Maclennan CPD
Based in : Kirkhill, Inverness-shire
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, French, Spanish

½ day / 1 day / extended / late June to late August

 

 

Martin Watssman
Based in : Tain, Ross & Cromarty
Languages spoken : ENGLISH; Hebrew

½ day / 1 day / extended

Jan Keith CPD
Based in : Muir of Ord, Ross & Cromarty
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

½ day / 1 day /  year-round

Specialities: Cruise Ships, Gardens

I have 10 years experience of tour guiding working at home and abroad working with all age groups, large and small.
These include all forms of guiding e.g. Welcome Services, Planning Itineraries, Escorting Groups, Scenic railway tours, golfing groups, distilleries, castles and gardens, historic sites, local wildlife, and working with cruise liner tours both on shore and on board. I also arrange entertainment packages to include traditional music, song and dance – haggis, neeps etc!

My own interests include singing, travel, cooking, the theatre, making knitted toys and walking with my 3 dogs . I’m a people person with a good sense of fun!

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.

Alastair Cunningham CPD
Based in : Hawick, Scottish Borders
Languages spoken : ENGLISH

Day Coach and half-day; Driver Guiding

Specialities: Driver Guide, Castles, Prehistory
I have a great interest in the early Celtic peoples of Scotland and that romantic era before the Battle of Culloden when clan chiefs controlled the Highlands. My specialities are castles, battle sites and clan lands. I wrote the guidebook for Dunnottar Castle and the Colin Baxter book on Clans and Tartans. Having spent many years in the Highlands, I now live in the Borders and provide driver/guiding all over Scotland. Winter months are spent arranging holidays for those visiting their clan lands or staying in Scottish castles. I write an occasional blog: Living with Clans and Castles.

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