History of St Andrews Day

St Andrew’s Day is celebrated on 30th Novemeber and St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland. Andrew was a fisherman from Galilee and was one of Jesus’ disciples. He did not deem himself worthy to be crucified on a … Continued

Early Life of Robert Louis Stevenson

The Early Life of Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson was a novellist, poet and travelwriter, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Catriona, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. He was born 13 November 1850 To celebrate the 170th anniversary of … Continued

Enterprising Shetland Green Badge Tourist Guide

Enterprising Shetland based Green Badge Tourist guide Laurie Goodlad has shown that even if you are based in the remotest parts of Scotland you can make your mark using the latest technology. Laurie who qualified as a Green Badge guide … Continued

What we have been doing during lockdown

Two members of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association have won an award for their virtual tours of Edinburgh. Mike Turpie and Joe Harrower have won the Green Microphone Award for responsible tourist guiding from the Slovenia based G-Guides Academy. Mike … Continued

Robert Louis Stevenson

Check out the video below about Robert Louis Stevenson. Our guides from the Edinburgh area put together short video clips about the life of Robert Louis Stevenson to celebrate his 170th birthday today. The video includes locations, quotes from his … Continued

We are Good To Go

Scottish Tourist Guides are Good To Go July 15 was the official date Scotland’s tourism can get back back to work. Scottish government guidelines stipulated that July 15 was the date tourism in Scotland would be starting back up, in … Continued

Guides reveal hidden gems of Scotland

Seventeen members of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association revealed some of their favourite hidden gems in a major three page feature in one of Scotland’s biggest newspapers, the Sunday Mail. STGA marketing committee chairman, Alasdair Northrop ,co-ordinated the feature which … Continued

World Outlander Day 2020

More than 20 members of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association celebrated Outlander Day with a series of videos posted online. Many of them filmed in locations featured in the Starz TV series based on the popular books written by US … Continued

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