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Are you a great communicator? Passionate about Scotland? Love travelling? Thirsty to learn more?

If the answer is yes, then becoming a Tourist Guide could be the career for you. But first you’ll require the right training and qualifications in order to become a member of The Scottish Tourist Guides Association.

We run three types of guide training course:


STGA Blue badge courseBlue Badge

  18-month course
  Trains and qualifies guides to guide anywhere in Scotland
  Classes held in Glasgow


Scottish Tourist Guides Association Green Badge courseGreen Badge

  Trains and qualifies guides to guide in specific regions in Scotland
  Regions include Orkney, Shetland, and Northern Highlands
  Courses run regularly – check for further information


stga yellow badge courseYellow Badge

  Trains and qualifies guides to guide in on specific routes or venues
  Custom training available for your venue, route, or business