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

Tour and Discover LGBTQ+ Scotland

Tour and Discover LGBTQ+ Scotland Celebrating Scotland’s diverse history is what we Scottish Tourist Guides do best! And with the aim of not confining certain groups’ stories to particular days or months of the year, here is a glimpse into … Continued

International Tourist Guides Day 2021

The 21st February is International Tourist Guides Day and this year’s theme is rural tourism and storytelling. Scotland’s landscape has folklore and legend woven in to its being. So we couldn’t resist joining in this day with a beautiful video … Continued

Tourist Guides Raise Funds for Edinburgh World Heritage

The Edinburgh branch of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association has presented Edinburgh World Heritage with a £300 cheque – part of the profits from a series of walking tours in the New Town.

Some 34 members of the association participated in the West End Stories tour and nearly 300 guests took part in 64 separate tours.

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