If you have a passion for Scotland, are an enthusiastic individual, and would like to work on a self-employed basis, you could make a great tourist guide!
Our next Blue Badge course begins in September 2016 but the recruitment process has already begun, with the closing date for submitting applications set to 3 February 2016.
Read the first part here. Fast forward to today and the STGA Glasgow branch has its sights set on playing an important role in the story of the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and the sporting history of the city. The … Continued
On a wintry 19th March, 30 intrepid Blue Badge Tourist Guides, were rewarded with stunning views of snow-capped mountains and foam-tipped waves on sea and lochs on a study day of Luss, Arrochar and Helensburgh. This Year of Natural Scotland … Continued
Sometimes…I am a natural born cynic. A competition with outrageous prizes; it must be a marketing ploy. Nobody really wins these prizes, do they? Surely not. And so it was that I received a call from Dot , STGA Bookings … Continued
Another early start. Can’t be late, so I live by check-lists. Shave, cup of tea, pack washbag. Same check-list every a.m. whether it’s Thurso or Stranraer. Off we go, heading West. I know the way, done it a million times, … Continued
Our curiosity sparked by a lecture on David Livingstone, 25 guides visited the Centre on Saturday 16th November. After admiring the Ray Harryhausen sculpture of Livingstone being attacked by a lion, we were taken round by extremely knowledgeable Centre guides. … Continued
As part of celebrations that take part around the world to celebrate Tourist Guiding as a profession, students from North East Scotland College Travel & Tourism courses enjoyed a city tour of Aberdeen for International Tourist Guide Day. The tour … Continued
In complete contrast the next location was Gordonstoun School. We were lucky enough to be given a tour of the grounds by Sabine Richards the marketing director on her half term weekend off. We had lots to see in Lossiemouth, … Continued