|Based in the beautiful town of Inveraray, I am fortunate to be one of the few qualified and experienced professional Scottish tour guides in the country.
I am a member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA - Blue Badge Guides) and I served on the Board for several years.
After many years tour managing and guiding in Europe I qualified as a Blue Badge Guide in 1995. I now specialise in driver guiding and itinerary planning and I have a genuine love of Scotland, my native land. I am fluent in both English and Spanish languages.
I have access to a wide range of different vehicles depending on clients' requirements. However, I usually use my own top of the range Ford Galaxy Zetec, which is fully air conditioned and will ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable trip. The Galaxy Zetec accommodates up to six passengers in comfort with the roofbox offering excellent additional storage.
I still travel extensively and have many years of experience driving on Highland roads so you can be sure of a safe and comfortable tour in my care.
I understand that clients need to be sure of the quality of the service I provide, and have therefore qualified as a member of a number of professional organisations.
These include the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, The Guild of Registered Tourist Guides and The Driver-Guides Association.
All these organisations expect a very high standard of professionalism from their members and this is reflected in the service I provide.
I am also a qualified first aider, having obtained the First Aid at Work certificate. You can therefore be sure of being in safe hands!
I have always had a great love of Scottish Music and have recently started to play the fiddle. If you have an interest in traditional Scottish Music, I will be pleased to advise or escort you to various local events.
I am a member of the Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop and would be delighted to accompany you to any of their local concerts. Details can often be found on the Inveraray and District website.
Although much of my time is spent driving, I still retain a passion for hill walking and sailing and take advantage of my natural location whenever time permits.
Over the years I have built up a strong knowledge of areas of Spain, as well as making many friends there whom I regularly visit.
I speak fluent Spanish and can offer you escorted walking holidays, taking you to locations that you would often never visit as a general tourist.