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
Sincere thanks go to Janet Bulloch for organising a most interesting and worthwhile CPD weekend to northwest Aberdeenshire and Moray. 36 intrepid Blue Badge Guides made the trip to Aberdeen and onwards to Elgin. Our first visit was to Duff … Continued
The Ryder Cup golf tournament ranks among the world’s biggest sports by TV audience and in 2014 a predicted 250,000 visits will be made to watch the action – between teams from the USA and Europe – at Gleneagles in … Continued
A Blue Badge tourist guide who helped to save the life of a desperate mum who was about to jump from a bridge more than 100 feet above a ravine has received a police commendation for bravery. Former Royal Navy … Continued
Meet our new Yellow Badge colleagues in Paisley. After 7 months of hard work, of giving over nights and weekends to studying and practising, after braving the winter weather, all five fabulous trainees passed the STGA assessment at the end of March.
Come and join the fun and help us celebrate International Tourist Guide Day!
On 21st February, the Scottish Tourist Guides Association will celebrate International Tourist Guide Day. To mark the occasion, residents and visitors to Edinburgh will have the opportunity to join in a fantastic free-of-charge Walking Tour Event which will see a group of over a dozen of our ‘Blue Badge’ guides criss-cross the city sharing their love and knowledge of our capital.
As some of you may know, I was interviewed in August 2014 by Michael Portillo for one of his “Great British Railway Journeys” television programmes. It will be broadcast on Tuesday 6 January at 18:30 on BBC 2. Indeed every evening that week at the same time there will be one of his programmes on railways in Scotland.