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The Battle of Bannockburn

‘Bannockburn’ was a key battle in Scottish history. This article for Scotland’s Year of Stories will summarise the importance of the battle while also explaining how visitors to Scotland, as well as Scots themselves, can relive the experience in the town of Bannockburn, nowadays part of the city of Stirling in central Scotland.

Tributes pour in for Blue Badge Guide

Tributes have been pouring in after the death of popular Scottish Blue badge tourist guide Richard Thomson at the age of 65 on March 20. Edinburgh based Richard qualified as a Blue Badge Guide in 1988 and was one of the longest serving members of the STGA.

STGA takes part in Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022

The Scottish Tourist Guides Association has launched a year-long programme of storytelling to demonstrate their skills as well as trying to encourage more people to visit Scotland. 2022 has been designated as Scotland’s Year of Stories by tourism body VisitScotland … Continued

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  • VisitScotland is delighted to recognise the Scottish Tourist Guides Association as the professional membership body for fully trained and accredited tourist guides in Scotland. STGA accredited guides are passionate ambassadors for Scotland and in providing our visitors with information and inspiration, help deliver a memorable experience for them.

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