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!

New STGA Guide Trainers

This April eight STGA Blue Badge guides qualified as World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations trainers which means they will be part of a team who can train other guides anywhere in the world.

STGA at VisitScotland Expo 2016

Come and meet us at stand N12 at this year’s VisitScotland Expo!

  • Come and discuss what STGA and our guides can do for you
  • Meet Blue Badge guides
  • Find out how to join one of our demo tours
  • Stop by and say hello!

New STGA Website Launched

We are delighted to share with you our newly redesigned website, with a fresh new look and many new and improved features.

Closing Date for 2016 – 2018 Blue Badge Course Applications is 3 February

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.

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