Gavin MacBain Meldrum


 

The passion of the Highlands of Scotland.

 

Having lived in or around the Highlands most of my life and subsequently taken early retirement I have an extensive knowledge of people, places and products built up over many years whilst driving my Moto Guzzi motorcycles, walking long distance routes, ticking off Corbetts*, and sailing around Highland coastlines and islands.

As a keen motorcyclist (Member of the Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists) and also a previous Commodore of Cromarty Boat Club I can also offer guiding services on motorcycle tours or yacht cruising.

From mid 2021 I hope to be able to offer hill walking and eBike tour guiding to pursue some  "slow tourism" notions.

These tours would have strong geomorphology, flora, fauna, and archaeological content on roads and tracks less travelled.

 

Continued professional development:

 

- Outside First Aid training - attained / completed.

 

- Attending in person or remotely of various Scottish tourism, & history / archaeology webinars and lectures.

 

- NOSAS (North of Scotland Archeological Society) member.

 

- Started to learn Gaelic; the main indigenous language of the Highlands until the 19th century.

Gaelic is naturally extremely useful for determining the origin of the "linguistic landscape" of the Highlands.

 

* Corbetts are the 222 hills in Scotland greater than 2500 feet high, and less than 3000 feet.


    Contact Numbers

  • +44 (0) 7704 745 463

    Availability

  • Half Day
  • Full Day
  • All Year Round

Tour Types

  • Shore Excursions
  • Day Coach Tours
  • Driving Extended
  • Walking & Hiking

Starting Points

  • Fort William
  • Invergordon
  • Inverness
  • Ullapool

Tour Interests

  • Architecture & Industry
  • Archaeology & Pre-History
  • Castles & Clans
  • Distilleries & Whisky
  • Geology & Geomorphology
  • Hill Walking & Hiking
  • Scottish History
  • Wildlife Fauna & Flora

Languages

  • English

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