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

Guides win award for environmental good practice

A group of Scottish Blue Badge tourist guides have won a national award for their efforts to be environmentally friendly. Select Scotland Tours, which is a team of ten Scottish Tourist Guide Association (STGA) members who specialise in bespoke driver … Continued

Edinburgh Doors Open Days Tall Tales Walking Tours

Tall Tales walking tours return for Doors Open Day 2021! Enjoy amazing stories behind some of Edinburgh’s wonderful statues on an easy 90-minute guided walk with an STGA Blue Badge Guide.

Glasgow Stories Walking Tours

Explore the two faces of one of Europe’s great cities with our new Glasgow city centre walking tour. Delve into its dark heart, and glory in the genius that has sprung from the banks of the River Clyde, with your professional Blue Badge tourist guide.

‘Tall Tales’ Edinburgh Walking Tours

Join Edinburgh STGA guides on a fascinating tour looking at the amazing and sometimes controversial stories behind some of the iconic statues in Edinburgh’s beautiful World Heritage city centre.


SCOTLAND’S FOOTBALL FANS ARE READY FOR ‘EURO 2020’ ‘Euro 2020’ kicks off, at last Scotland’s men’s team qualified for Euro 2020*, the international football tournament featuring Europe’s top teams. Their their kick-off is set for 14th June 2021 against the … Continued

Pride Edinburgh walking tour 2021

Join qualified Scottish tourist guides for a 1-hour charity Pride Edinburgh tour through Princes Street Gardens   This Pride month, why not celebrate with a walking tour of Scotland’s LGBTQ+ history? Since large events are cancelled this year, we’ve put … Continued

STGA celebrates world whisky day 2021

This Saturday May 15 is World Whisky Day and the Scottish Tourist Guides Association is once again staging a fun whisky related quiz on our official Facebook page. Blue Badge Tourist Guides Ronnie Berri and Alister McDermott will be tasting … Continued

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