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They know roads like the back of their hands, the locals like family and will take you to the best places Scotland has to offer. Learn more about these unforgettable characters, including why they love tour guiding, why they love Scotland and their favourite Scottish facts!


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Jamie

What made you want to become a tour guide?

I stumbled across an advertisement for the job and my immediate reaction was that I couldn’t do it. A friend convinced me to give it a try, the best decision I’ve ever made. I spend my days in Scotland’s most beautiful locations with new and interesting people all the time. It certainly beats working for a living!

What’s the one thing that you think people would not know about Scotland?

I think people are always surprised by just how much beauty there is here, you think it has to end eventually but every bend in the road brings more. There are many surprises though, Our National animal being a unicorn is a pretty good example of that.

Which famous Scot would you most like to take on tour?

Scotland has had some amazing comedians such as Frankie Boyle, Kevin Bridges, and Billy Connolly. They’d be fantastic company I think. Billy Connolly would be a dream travel companion for sure.

Our tour was better than we could have imagined! It was clear guide, Jamie, put a ton of thought into making this the most memorable experience possible. If you could give a Michelin star to a tour, we would! Will definitely come back for a longer tour next time!

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Chris

What made you want to become a tour guide?

I have a love for being outdoors and I enjoy showing off and talking about Scotland.

What’s your favourite place in Scotland?

The Isle of Skye, as it’s full of amazing scenery as well as Scottish mythology.

What do you like to do on your time off?

In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors in nature and exploring new places to hike.

One of the best guides we had in Edinburgh! Chris was super engaging and very knowledgeable, on Scottish history especially. He was a great storyteller and made us laugh a lot along the way. All stop locations were great, Stirling Castle was especially impressive. We had plenty of time at each location and never felt rushed. We really liked the inclusion of a stop at Bannockburn also. Overall we really enjoyed the tour and felt it was time and money well spent even on a short stay in the city – absolutely would recommend! We would love to come back and do a longer trip into the highlands.

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Iain

What made you want to become a tour guide?

Worked as a printer in a factory for 28 years manufacturing whisky cartons. Had enough and wanted out. What better way to change career by becoming a tour guide in Scotland, getting to wear my kilt every day, and meeting people from all around the world!

What’s your favourite tour to take people on and why?

Favourite tour is the Scottish Choice over five days. It touches all the best parts of Scotland, it’s relaxed, you get to have a couple of nights out with your passengers and by the end of the five days you have loads of new pals.

Which famous Scot would you most like to take on tour?

Billy Connolly or Denis Law.

Iain was our tour guide and he was absolutely AMAZING!!! He made everything fun and kept us entertained with his jokes. The trip was stunning and having a fantastic tour guide like Iain made it even better. I could not recommend this trip more, 11/10 experience.

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Steven B.

What made you want to become a tour guide?

I wanted to become a tour guide with HEX as I saw it as a challenge. I was quite shy in front of groups of people before this, so it was a big step for me. But this has really helped me get over that. Also, why wouldn’t you want to drive around the most beautiful country in the world every day?

What’s your favourite place in Scotland/ Hidden gem?

I have too many favourites. Glencoe, Invermoriston, Waterfall at The Hermitage. No matter where you go there is always a hidden gem. But The Devil’s Pulpit is something very special that not a lot of people know about.

What’s your favourite tour to take people on and why?

My favourite tour has to be the Jacobite tour. You get to see most of my favourite places and then go on the Hogwarts Express. Also, the awesome people I’ve met doing that tour make it even more special.

I had the pleasure of being escorted to the Highlands of Scotland by Mr. Steven B. He was very respectful, knowledgeable and funny. I would certainly do it all over again given the opportunity.

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Chloë

What made you want to become a tour guide?

I love history and story telling, so becoming a tour guide was a great way to combine the two! Also watching people experiencing the scenery for the first time is such a lovely feeling!

What is your favourite place in Scotland?

My favourite place in Scotland would have to be either the Fairy Pools in Skye or the Hermitage Walk by Pitlochry as both are beautiful and serene places that you can spend a good amount of time exploring!

Which famous Scot would you most like to take on tour?

I’d love to take James McAvoy on tour as I think he’d be hilarious!

We had a great (long) 12 hour day with Highland Experience. Our guide Chloe was so informative and I enjoyed hearing the history and stories between clans. It gave us more context of the landmarks we were looking at. I appreciated the stop to see the Highland cows! Kudos to our driver Stewart for navigating us safely through the Scottish terrain. It was a long day for everyone and I applaud Chloe and Stewart’s professionalism and friendliness. The Scottish music played on the bus (including Outlander soundtrack) was a nice touch and set the mood of the day trip.

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Terri

What made you want to become a tour guide?

I studied acting as a degree, I love talking and being a tour guide lets me talk to people from all across the world, and learn about their culture whilst exploring Scotland’s beauty and being outdoors. This is a dream job.

What’s the one thing you think people would not know about Scotland?

All of the myths and legends! There are so many that connect to different parts of the country. There’s more to Scotland than Nessie.

What is your favourite place in Scotland?

That’s hard but I would have to say either The Devil Pulpit or Loch Lubnaig. They are breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful

Terri was such an amazing guide. She was very vibrant, dynamic and has such a bubbly personality that she made the tour come alive with her enthusiasm and very interesting stories. Stuart was the driver guide and he was such a calm soul and really talented with the very narrow roads. Together, they made such a great team.

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Rory

What made you want to become a tour guide?

It’s the best job in the world! Doesn’t feel like work.

What’s one thing, that you think people would not know about Scotland?

We don’t all sound like Groundskeeper Willie!

Where do you think people who’ve never visited Scotland should definitely go when they’re here?

Skye! It has some of the most amazing scenery Scotland has to offer

Our guide Rory went above and beyond to look after everyone on the tour and gave great suggestions on where to eat, explore, and shop. He also made it easy to find meeting places, and his knowledge of Scottish history, stories, jokes, and good heart made me feel welcome.

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Steven A.

What’s your favourite place in Scotland / Hidden gem?

The town of Fort Augustus, it’s a magical place

What’s your favourite tour to take people on and why?

5-day Scottish Choice, it has great variety for passengers and visits fantastic parts of the country

Where do you think people who’ve never visited Scotland should definitely go when they’re here?

The western isles of Scotland (one of the islands), the west is best for scenery.

Steven A, our guide, was amazing, and live and breathes Scotland. His tour is fun and informational, and when he’s taking you around, it’s very clear that you’re getting an experience that’s better than other options provide, and certainly way better than you could ever do on your own. He helps create a true appreciation for Scotland while you’re there, and you get the sense that even if it wasn’t his job, it’s what he would be doing.

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John

What made you want to become a tour guide?

It’s the best job ever, showing people around my beautiful country.

Where do you think people who’ve never visited Scotland should definitely go when they’re here?

Invermoriston, Isle of Skye.

Which famous Scot would you most like to take on tour?

Angus Young (ACDC)

We’ve just returned from Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness Tour that was led by John. I have to say that he is amazing, helpful, sophisticated, funny and diligent guy. He kept us informed with all relevant facts about Scottish Highlands (including its most crucial moments history). In our opinion this tour is highly recommendable to anyone Interested in this wonderful country!!!

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Eddie

What made you want to become a tour guide?

I love to travel around the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

What’s your favourite place in Scotland?

My favourite place is Orkney Islands the most fascinating place, the Neolithic history and friendly Islanders.

What’s your favourite whisky?

My favourite whisky is the Highland Park on Orkney Islands. Light peat smoky and honey flavour. Very tasty.

We did the ultimate sky experience tour for 3 days and it was nothing short of best. Our driver and guide Eddie was superb and he made sure that we always get the best experience wherever we went. Special appreciation to him for taking care of all the details and making sure we enjoy the most of our tour. Definitely will recommend this to everyone.

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Stefan

What made you want to become a tour guide?

I grew up loving history and Scotland really is a country rich in interesting history spanning across all ages. I studied ancient history and archaeology and worked in teaching and at a museum. I realised that I loved speaking to people about culture and history because it is a great way to learn about your own as well as other people’s cultures and interests, especially when you are meeting people from all across the world who have come to see your home country. I am also an active person and love being out and about while exploring all kinds of different places. Tour guiding is therefore a real dream job for me!

What’s your favourite tour to take people on and why?

I really like our Oban tour. It is a lovely wee drive slightly off the beaten track through amazing scenery. I grew up and spent most of my life near the sea so I am always happy to be by the seaside. Oban is also a paradise for lovers of seafood.

Which famous Scot would you most like to take on tour?

William Topaz Mcgonagall. He was a poet from the mid 1800s famous for being a very bad poet. In fact some people call him one of the worst poets to ever write in the English language. But he never let his critics discourage him and continued writing all his life. If I could get a review in the form of one of his poems I’d be a very happy chappy.

 

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Moray

What made you want to become a tour guide?

I always loved travelling & meeting people, and now I get paid for the privilege, BONUS!

What’s 1 thing you think people would not know about Scotland?

Edinburgh is as far north as Moscow.

Which famous Scot would you most like to take on tour?

Bon Scott (from Kirriemuir), ex-singer with AC/DC. I think we would immediately hit it off & have some great adventures.

It was wonderful, so was our tour guide, Moray. He was very friendly, accommodating and helpful in his recommendations ! We can’t wait to come back in the future on other tours he leads!!

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Alex

What made you want to become a tour guide?

Always had a passion for Scotland and wanted to travel. I enjoy driving so thought why not do it as a job and get to see more of this incredible country.

Where do you think people who’ve never visited Scotland should definitely go when they’re here?

I always say people have to visit Skye. The scenery is beautiful, and if you’re lucky to go on a sunny day even better.

Which famous Scot would you most like to take on tour?

Sir Alex Ferguson. I’m a massive football fan and would love to be able to chat with him about his life in football.

One of the highlights of my visit to Edinburgh was going on this day trip. Alex was a great host: funny, friendly, and very clear with his stories and everything – as English is not my first language, I was a bit worried I wasn’t going to understand much of a Scottish accent. 

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Catherine

What made you want to become a tour guide?

I love Scotland, I love its history & beauty – even its changeable weather! I also love talking to people, so this is perfect; getting to travel around Scotland showing visitors the best places! Having the scenery of Scotland as your office is way better than 4 walls, and every day is different

What’s your favourite tour to take people on and why?

My favourite tour to take people on depends on the people! I do a lot of private tours, and love being able to adapt the itinerary and add things that I can tell they will really appreciate and make their experience even better. For historians, Orkney is amazing! The scenery of Skye cannot be beaten, Islay is a whisky lovers’ paradise…. There are too many great tours to choose from!

Where is your favourite place in Scotland?

My favourite place in Scotland is in Skye; the waterfalls known as the ‘alternative fairy pools’. They are beautiful, accessible, peaceful and surrounded by stunning mountains. I can’t tell you the real name or it wouldn’t be a secret; you have to come on one of my tours!

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Peach

What made you want to become a tour guide?

It’s wonderful living in the Scottish Highlands. It’s fantastic giving people an insight into the beautiful place I call home.

What’s your favourite place to take people on tour and why?

My favourite place to take people is Sligachan on the Isle of Skye. I’ve been visiting there for 23 years. With its magical waters, stunning views, and rich history it’s a very special place.

Which famous Scot would you most like to take on tour?

Alan Cumming – he was in my favourite childhood movie and I was lucky enough to speak to him when he was performing Burn in Inverness.

Clare Mitchell KC –  she is an incredible lady who has been working hard to get convictions overturned for people convicted and executed under the Witchcraft Act of 1563.

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Rob

What made you want to become a tour guide?

My tertiary education is in History and Photography so I’m spectacularly unemployable for anything else.

Which famous Scot would you most like to take on tour?

Robert the Bruce – to England to get it back! He’s my idol, my love – I would have married him! Also, William Wallace, just so that when passengers on my bus claim to be a direct descendant, he can look them in the eyes and say “naw ya urnae”

What’s your favourite place in Scotland/ Hidden gem?

Lewis and Harris, favourite tour is the Hebridean Escape. That’s where I’ll retire to!

Favourite Scottish food or drink?

Soor Plooms and Whisky. Not together.

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Hugh

Hugh has been a professional guide since February 2024, bringing a wealth of experience from his 16-year military career, during which he obtained coach and truck licenses and drove in challenging environments worldwide. He is also a professional bagpiper and was the Lone Piper at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2022 and 2023, and the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland in 2023. Hugh had the honour of piping at the Queen’s funeral and the King’s coronation, as well as many other high-profile events globally.

Passion for Guiding:

Hugh’s empathetic nature and love for connecting with people make his tours special. His passion for travel, food, and culture shines through as he meets people from around the world and listens to their stories.

Favourite Tour:

My favourite tour is the 3-day Skye tour. The breathtaking landscapes and rich history captivate me, and I often play the bagpipes at the Quiraing, adding a magical touch to the stunning views. My extensive travels only deepen my appreciation for Skye’s unique beauty.

Interests and Talents:

In my free time, I enjoy exploring new walking paths and trying different eateries. I also love watching war/action films and relaxing with live music. I speak some German, having been based in Germany for six years. My favourite Gaelic phrase is “Halo, ciamar a tha thu?” – “Hello, how are you?” My favourite beach is Durness Beach, and I find peace when the waves are wild, saying, “When the waves are wild, it brings me so much peace with all the power that it holds.”

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Brodie

Brodie is in his third season as a coach driver, driven by a deep curiosity about his country. He enjoys being outdoors, meeting people, and hearing their stories. His real passion, however, is telling stories, making myths, legends, and history come alive in an entertaining way.

What do you love most about your job?

I love being outdoors, meeting people, and hearing their stories. But what I love most is telling stories and making myths, legends, and history sound entertaining. It’s a joy to see people captivated by Scotland’s rich heritage.

Do you have a favourite destination or tour?

I like the Scottish Choice tour because it’s more relaxed and offers plenty of time to get to know the passengers. I also love the 2-day Outlander tour as I’m a fan of the series myself, which makes it easy for me to deliver an engaging experience.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Generally, I’m work-driven as my job keeps me motivated. However, in the winter, my passion is ice hockey. My favourite Gaelic word is ‘failte’ because I love welcoming people to Scotland. My favourite castle is Brodie Castle—come on, it has my name! As for myths, the story of the Sligachan River is my favourite (I won’t spoil the story). And my favourite view is the Sligachan River looking up at the Black Cuillins on a clear day.

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Dejan

Dejan has been a guide and driver on and off for six years, fuelled by his immense passion for Scotland. His knowledge stems from the countless books he’s read, making his insights both rich and authentic.

Do you have a favourite destination?

I love any of the islands and the West Coast of Scotland, especially Oban. Island life is so relaxing, and I enjoy practicing Gaelic with the locals in pubs. Oban holds a special place in my heart, and I always feel like I’m showcasing my own living room when a tour takes me there.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

In my free time, you’ll usually find me at a traditional folk music session, surrounded by music and musicians who inspire me to play my Scottish small pipes. If I’m not there, I might be cycling past you or kayaking in the middle of a loch.

Do you speak any languages or have any unique talents or fun facts about yourself?

I am a drum major and will be performing in the USA later this year. I also play the Scottish small pipes and love a good ceilidh. In my younger days, I was a K-9 search and rescue officer. I speak Croatian, Slovenian, and am currently learning Scottish Gaelic.

Share your favourite island, loch, beach, place, Gaelic word, Scottish song and bagpipe tune?

My favourite island is Lewis and Harris, and my favourite loch is Loch Awe. Mangersta Beach is a gem, and Oban is my favourite place. My favourite Gaelic word is ‘turadh,’ which means ‘a break in the clouds between showers.’ As for music, I adore the song ‘Caledonia’ by Dougie MacLean, and my favourite pipe tunes are ‘Hector the Hero,’ ‘Sands of Kuwait,’ and ‘Ashokan Farewell.’

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Neil

In 2014, Neil was highly commended at both the Scottish and British Transport Awards for frontline workers. That same year, Neil was recognised as one of the top 40 people making a difference to Edinburgh by the Edinburgh Evening News. Neil speaks both English and Scots, adding a touch of local flavour to his tours.

What do you love most about your job?

I love meeting lots of different people and experiencing diverse cultures. It’s incredible to connect with visitors from all over the world and share the beauty and history of Scotland with them.

Do you have a favourite tour destination or route? Why?

My favourite tour is the Loch Ness tour. It’s amazing to watch people’s reactions to seeing nature at its best. I love the mix of the stunning landscape and the legendary tales of Nessie; it makes for an unforgettable experience.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I’m a big outdoors adventurer. Over the last 12 years, I’ve spent countless hours walking the mountains and glens of this truly amazing country. I’m an avid Munro bagger with 194 bagged, and I’ve also climbed the highest mountains in England and Wales. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of reaching a summit and taking in the breathtaking views.

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Keith

Keith brings with him six years of experience driving Edinburgh service buses. He enjoys the unique perspective his job offers, exploring and rediscovering Scotland’s rich culture and history while meeting people from all over the world.

What do you love most about your job?

I love the job because it truly offers the best office window in the world. I get to explore and rediscover my own culture and history, meet people from all walks of life, and show them our stunning country. Sharing childhood stories and our vast, often dark history, as well as the tales behind our folk songs, is incredibly fulfilling.

Do you have a favourite destination?

Stirling Castle is my favourite. My grandad, a Stirling man, had a huge influence on me, and he loved the area. Seeing the wildlife, especially birds of prey, and getting face-to-face with ‘hairy coos’ and stags, along with the passengers’ reactions, is amazing.

What’s your favourite story to share with guests and favourite Gaelic phrase?

My favourite stories are definitely the true tale of Braveheart and the Wars of Independence, as well as the Jacobite uprisings of 1745 and the events following Culloden. In terms of Gaelic, ‘Failte an gearasdan’ is a cool phrase, and I have my own unique take on why it’s used.

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Donnie

Donnie has been a guide for a year and a half, bringing his rich storytelling and engaging personality to every tour.

What do you love most about your job?

I love getting to meet new people from all ages and all over the world. Everyone has their own stories, and it’s wonderful to exchange my stories with theirs.

What’s your favourite destination?

Skye is my absolute favourite. It’s a beautiful place in all seasons, and now that everyone knows me there, it feels like home.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy working on my car, reading military history, hitting the gym, and just chilling by the fire after a long day.

What languages do you speak and what’s your favourite Gaelic phrase?

I speak English, Scots, Gaelic, and a little bit of Irish and Manx. My favourite Gaelic phrase is ‘Pòg mo thòin.’

Favourite beach and loch?

My favourite beaches are out in Harris, and my favourite loch is Loch Morar.

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Cameron

What made you want to become a tour guide?

I have a passion for history, and I love driving through the Scottish countryside, so this job combines them both. Besides, who can resist the opportunity to spend all their working days in an environment like this, day in and day out?

Where do you think people who’ve never visited Scotland should definitely go when they’re here?

The simple answer to that is everywhere, but if I had to choose, I’d say Oban, the Western Isles, and my personal favourite, the Orkney Isles.

Which famous Scot would you most like to take on tour?

That would have to be Sir Billy Connolly. That man cracks me up! I’d love to see if I could do a tour and keep a straight face while he sat behind me, telling his jokes and funny stories.

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Mark

Mark has been a dedicated guide since 2015, bringing years of expertise and enthusiasm to every tour. As a Class 1 Advanced Driving Instructor, he ensures every journey is not only informative but also exceptionally safe.

What do you love most about your job?

I love meeting folks from all over the world. Every day brings new faces and stories, making each tour a unique and enriching experience.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

In my free time, you’ll find me racing saloon cars or riding motorcycles. The thrill of the race and the freedom of the open road are passions I bring into my guiding.

Do you have a favourite place?

My favourite place has to be Orkney. The islands’ rich history and stunning landscapes never cease to amaze me. Sharing this magical place with visitors is always a highlight.

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Graham

Graham brings with him two years of experience navigating buses. With his Professional Driving Qualification (CPC), he prioritises safety and ensures a delightful journey for all his passengers.

Which is your favourite destination?

The Isle of Skye is my number one pick. Its untamed beauty and historical richness make it unforgettable.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Off the clock, I’m either cruising on my motorbike or spending precious time with my family, making memories.

What’s your favourite aspect of Scotland?

It’s hard to pick just one, but the mystique and ever-changing beauty of Scotland’s lochs captivate me every time.