Coming to tour Scotland?
Hello, my name is Fiona and I am a Scottish Tourist Guide. Scotland is my home, but I recently spent over 18 months formally studying everything from the rocks under our feet to our history, architecture and wildlife, travelling widely to research and find new horizons so that when you come to visit I can share Scotland with you and focus on your particular interests, whether on the principal tourist routes or on roads less travelled.
I can design a special tour for you, covering what you want to see and experience, or accompany you on one of the classic tourist routes through Scotland.
A Blue Badge Tourist Guide For Scotland
As a qualified Blue Badge tourist guide and Member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, I can guide throughout the whole of Scotland. I specialise particularly in the East coast, taking in the Scottish Borders, Edinburgh, Fife, Tayside, Dundee and Aberdeen.
I love the 'why' of history, landscape and architecture, the plants of this country and how we use them, and the rich wildlife Scotland has to offer. I am also interested in handcrafts, Scottish food and drink and traditional life. The connections between things offer a fascinating insight into how this country developed and the characteristics that make it unique.
If these things interest you too and you would like to explore Scotland further, please do get in touch.
Let Me Help You...
Drop me an email or give me a call to discuss personal, group or large party tours that include the things that you want to see.
Let me take your ideas and add my tourism expertise and historical knowledge. Together we can construct a truly satisfying visit to Scotland tailored specially to you.
Once you've been to Bonny Scotland, you'll want to come again! "Haste Ye Back" as we say in Scots!
Educated in Aberdeen, I studied at Heriot-University in Edinburgh and gained a degree in French and German (Interpreting and Translating). Several years later I completed a Masters degree in Diplomatic Studies at the University of Westminster in London. I worked in the UK and abroad for church, legal, human rights and agricultural organisations in a patchwork career that covered many subjects and offered adventure, variety and interest.
Travelling widely around Europe I experienced many different cultures and ideas and this fuelled my passion for interacting with people and understanding history. When I returned to Scotland I lived in Edinburgh again for five years before moving to Angus, on the fringes of Dundee.
I qualified as a Scottish Blue Badge Guide for Scotland in 2018 and look forward to a new career and to meeting new people on the journey.
How I Can
Planning a weekend, an annual holiday or a longer stay in Scotland? Want to design a bespoke tour to meet your particular interests?
No matter what your interest or enthusiasm is, I can work to help you get the best out of your stay here, with advice and planning for an adventure into the beautiful landscape of Scotland and its warm-hearted people.