International Tourist Guides Day 2020

International Tourist Guides Day 2020 (#itgday2020) theme¬† Sustainable Tourism + Visit Scotand’s Year of Coasts and Waters (#YCW2020) = Beach Clean by our tourist guides across Scotland.

Members of the STGA cleaned up beaches on 21st February 2020 for International Tourist Guides Day. Despite Storm Dennis throwing some challenging weather conditions our guides braved the cold, wind and sometimes rain to do their bit for Scotland’s beaches.

Here are a few pics:

Some members from our Aberdeen branch cleaned Auchmithie Beach, just north of Arbroath in Angus.

Waterproofs, wellies and high viz jackets tourist guides ready for a beach clean

Lennie Fuller; Jim Leslie and Ross Hendrie



In North Queensferry, on the River Forth some of the Edinburgh branch cleaned 3 small beaches.

standing on North Queensferry Beach with the Forth Rail Bridge in background

Left to Right: Marion Rodger, Fiona Scott, Sandra Boothman, Hannah Mackay Tait, Andrea Middleton, Debbie Stevenson Also there, but not in this picture were Adrian Laird Craig, David Spooner and Rosalind Newlands



Meanwhile at Port Erroll, near Peterhead, Aberdeenshire a group of guides whilst out on a reckie decided to join in the fun.

scottish tourist guides beach clean 2020Left to Right – June Edgar, Hugh Salvesen, Alasdair Northrop, Alastair Walker, Barbara McLean, Graham Bruce, Susan Brown, Jenny McIntosh, John Duthie, Jane Roy, Mike Turpie



contents of bag from beach clean in north queensferryA huge thank you to all the guides who took part. Making Scotland that little more beautiful for all.

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