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.

Guides Keeping you Entertained

With many people stuck at home, Scottish tourist guides are offering a range of live video and virtual tours, podcasts and books to keep them entertained.

Burns Night 2021

This years Burns Night will be personal for everyone this year until lockdown is lifted. But we decided we could still take part in #VirtualBurnsNight. So below is the video that we put together. Tam O’Shanter has to be one … Continued

Now recruiting an Administrator

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a highly-motivated and experienced administrator to work in our office in Stirling. You will provide full administrative support to both the member services and training functions of the STGA. The closing date for applications is 28 December 2020.

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

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