Scottish Tourism Alliance / Scottish Thistle Awards

STGA attended the Scottish Tourism Alliance events of 2019 As an association our members attend many events over the year to express opinion on tourism related matters and to network. This year the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) held Scottish Tourism … Continued

International Tourist Guides Day 2019

International Tourist Guides Day 2019 was celebrated by our guides in the Scottish Tourist Guides Association February 21st is International Tourist Guides Day and it is celebrated by all professionally qualified tourist guides all over the world. Here is a … Continued

Aberdeen Guide wins Award

Blue Badge tourist guide is Tourism and Hospitality Hero Blue Badge Tourist Guide Elma McMenemy has won the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards “Tourism and Hospitality Hero 2018” title. She will now go on to represent the region in … Continued

New Scottish Tourist Guides graduation

The Duke of Argyll has presented newly qualified professional Scottish Tourist Guides with their official blue badge. Scotland has 31 new tourist guides to help cater for the growing number of visitors coming north of the border. This week they … Continued

Curious Curiosities

EDINBURGH LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE   The team that brought you the sell-out EDINBURGH’S GEORGIAN SHADOWS walking tours last year is back again! Hidden in a corner of your favourite pub or dominating the city skyline lie a … Continued

New Blue Badge Guide Quiz Book Published

The History Press has just published The Blue Badge Guide’s Edinburgh Quiz Book, written by our Chairman, John Duncan.  This is the latest in a series of such books planned by the History Press, and is a companion volume to … Continued

Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows

In the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, we invite you to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Edinburgh’s fascinating Georgian past. Let us guide you through the dazzling architecture of the New Town and discover more about the famous and eccentric characters who lived there.

Tours are available 24 February 2017 – 25 March 2017.


Edinburgh Doors Open Day Free Tours

Scottish Tourist Guides Association’s very own Jane Roy, Alistair Hector, and Sheila Stuart will be conducting free tours in Edinburgh for this year’s Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2016. Organised by the Cockburn Association, Edinburgh Doors Open Day gives residents and visitors alike the chance to explore some of Edinburgh’s architecturally and culturally significant buildings for free!

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