STGA at VisitScotland Expo 2016

Come and meet us at stand N12 at this year’s VisitScotland Expo!

  • Come and discuss what STGA and our guides can do for you
  • Meet Blue Badge guides
  • Find out how to join one of our demo tours
  • Stop by and say hello!

New STGA Website Launched

We are delighted to share with you our newly redesigned website, with a fresh new look and many new and improved features.

Closing Date for 2016 – 2018 Blue Badge Course Applications is 3 February

If you have a passion for Scotland, are an enthusiastic individual, and would like to work on a self-employed basis, you could make a great tourist guide!

Our next Blue Badge course begins in September 2016 but the recruitment process has already begun, with the closing date for submitting applications set to 3 February 2016.

STGA Events at Scotland’s History Festival

Join STGA guided tours in 4 cities in Scotland this winter as part of Previously…. Scotland’s History Festival! Tours are available in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Stirling.

Blue Badge Guide Inducted as Member of the Keepers of the Quaich

In the official ceremony and banquet held at Blair Castle last Monday, Blue Badge Guide Ronnie Berri was inducted as member of the “Keepers of the Quaich” – an exclusive, international community of people recognised for their outstanding commitment and contribution to Scotch Whisky.

New Yellow Badge Members in Paisley

Meet our new Yellow Badge colleagues in Paisley. After 7 months of hard work, of giving over nights and weekends to studying and practising, after braving the winter weather, all five fabulous trainees passed the STGA assessment at the end of March.

Free Edinburgh Walking Tour 21 February 2015: International Tourist Guide Day!

Come and join the fun and help us celebrate International Tourist Guide Day!

On 21st February, the Scottish Tourist Guides Association will celebrate International Tourist Guide Day. To mark the occasion, residents and visitors to Edinburgh will have the opportunity to join in a fantastic free-of-charge Walking Tour Event which will see a group of over a dozen of our ‘Blue Badge’ guides criss-cross the city sharing their love and knowledge of our capital.

STGA Guide Stewart Noble meets Michael Portillo

As some of you may know, I was interviewed in August 2014 by Michael Portillo for one of his “Great British Railway Journeys” television programmes. It will be broadcast on Tuesday 6 January at 18:30 on BBC 2. Indeed every evening that week at the same time there will be one of his programmes on railways in Scotland.

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