Assured by Visit Scotland's 'Good to Go' scheme to provide a safer COVID-secure tour experience. Qualified Scottish Tourist Guide Association Green Badge Guide for the Highlands, specialising in the North and East coast areas.
My family has been working the land in Scotland for generations, historically as sheep and cattle farmers, but the new generations have turned to golf and hospitality for their careers. I was a little different and travelled the world as an engineer, but when a posting brought me back to the Highlands we couldn’t leave and we made our family home in Caithness.
Living in a county with an incredible and diverse history, I have an strong interest in archaeology, taken part in a number of 'digs' and have a Master’s Degree in Classics so can interpret many of the human created and natural features of our landscape for you. I spend my sparetime researching and collecting stories of highland life, both historical and modern and I will enjoy sharing these with you.
My decades of experience as a cruise ship passenger, taking excursions on port visits has given me an insight into making the most of a day ashore so let me help you get the most out of shore-time. You will have great stories to share at dinner after a day ashore with me. For those with a little more time and arriving in the highlands by other methods, I can design an itinerary to help you experience the ‘must-sees’ as well as those interesting little places that larger tours can't get to.
Coronavirus Statement - 24 November 2020
Safety is my first concern and I regularly review the rules, policy, legislation and guidance for tourism services in Scotland. Having undertaken Coronavirus Training, completed Risk Assessments and had my process assured by VisitScotland, I operate COVID-19 secure practices.
From 15th July 2020, following the lifting of 'lock-down' in Scotland, I have been offering Tour Guiding services in accordance with my risk assessments and latest government and tourism sector guidance. Group sizes will be limited and physical distancing will be maintained. Enhanced hygiene measures will be in place and face coverings will be used where mandated or recommended by the Sottish Government and in all enclosed spaces especially where physical distancing is challenged. Please contact me for more details.
VisitScotland Coronavirus 'Good-to-Go' assessed.
First Aid and Automatic Defibrillator trained.
VisitScotland Accessible Tourism Certificate.