Guided To​urs of Scotland

  Personal Scottish Tour Guide

scottish tour guide

Greg at Callanish Standing Stones

About Me

Born at Airthrey Castle near the Abbey Craig, the site of the National Wallace Monument, just outside Stirling, and brought up in the small cathedral city of Dunblane, the history of Scotland was ingrained in me from an early age. I now live in Glasgow, Scotland's largest city and have also spent many years living and working in the West Highlands as well as a number of years living in England. After studying business studies at Glasgow College of Commerce in the early nineties, I worked in my family's wholesale seafood business, where my job remit involved travelling around Scotland, sourcing and buying shellfish and supplying some of the best hotels and restaurants in the country. It was during this time that I had the idea for Guided Tours of Scotland. This varied work background allowed me to build a unique and extensive knowledge of the geography of Scotland and best places to eat, stay & visit. In addition, I have been an avid reader of books on Scottish history and current affairs. It is with the benefit of this combined knowledge that I can create unique, fun and interesting itineraries for my clients.

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Castle Tioram

isle of skye tour from edinburgh & glasgow

Loch Harport, Isle of Skye

During my business travels throughout Scotland in the 90's and 00's I noticed the growth of scheduled coach trips providing fixed itinerary day and multi-day tours from Glasgow & Edinburgh but very few specialised private tour providers, outwith chauffeur hire companies, offering bespoke tours and multi - day tours of Scotland. In the decade years or so I have also detected that there has been a trend among the more discerning visitors to Scotland to travel independently with a desire to explore at their own pace and in their own time, people who require choice, flexibility and good value when choosing a tailor made tour. And so, Guided Tours of Scotland was born in 2009.

My Experience & Licencing

With my unique background & knowledge of Scotland's geography, history, people, politics and places, built up over my lifetime, plus eleven years experience as a tour guide, I am well placed to offer you an individual tour that is fun, informative and good value.

I am a very careful and considerate driver and the comfort and safety of my passengers always comes first. I have held a clean driving licence for over 30 years and have clocked up over one million miles (1.5 million kilometres) driving on the roads of Scotland and Europe. I hold a Disclosure Scotland certificate (police check). My vehicle is comprehensively insured for executive hire and touring, plus public liability cover. I operate my business in full compliance with the licensing regulations of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, Section 22 (c).

 Tour Vehicle

skye minibus tours from glasgow & edinburgh

On Tour on the Isle of Skye

My very comfortable nine seat minivan is a 2018 Ford Tourneo Custom which I chose ahead of the Mercedes Viano and Volkswagen Caravelle as I believe it is simply the best nine seater touring vehicle in its class. The Tourneo can carry eight passengers, ideal for families, small groups or couples. The main features of this minibus are; privacy glass windows with sun blinds, front and rear compartment A/C control, 8 USB charging points throughout the vehicle, six reclining, forward facing seats in the rear compartment, with excellent leg room and 3 seats in the front cab, making it the ideal touring vehicle. For those travelling with a lot of luggage, golf clubs, bikes etc, I have a box trailer which can be hooked up on request. I also provide an electric cool box with complimentary chilled bottles of mineral water, in which you can also keep your own drinks cool. In addition, I provide complimentary Highland toffees.

I look forward to welcoming you on one of my unique and personalised tours of Scotland and showing you around our beautiful coastline, mystical isles, mountains, lochs and historic towns and cities sometime in the not too distant future!

Greg (your personal Scottish tour guide)

For a no obligation quote and itinerary please email me at [email protected] or fill out the tour enquiry form