STGA takes part in Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022

The Scottish Tourist Guides Association has launched a year-long programme of storytelling to demonstrate their skills as well as trying to encourage more people to visit Scotland.

2022 has been designated as Scotland’s Year of Stories by tourism body VisitScotland and association marketing chair Alasdair Northrop said its members were delighted to be part of it.

“Throughout the next 12 months our professional guides will be telling stories about all sorts of subjects ranging from the real Robinson Crusoe to the Scottish born founder of Australia,” he said.

The stories will be in a range of formats including videos, podcasts and written stories online.

In January members will be telling the story of Scotland’s bard Robert Burns, Scottish born television inventor John Logie Baird as well as talking about the origins of the Up Hellya event in Shetland.