My training career with STGA began in 2007 when I was invited to be Joint Trainer/Mentor for a specialist one-year Green Badge course, designed specifically for the emerging markets from Russia and China. The Scottish Government provided 50% of fees to encourage Russian/Mandarin/Hungarian Guides in Scotland.
The following year in 2008, I began as a Mentor for the Blue Badge course and have been a Mentor ever since. I take great pleasure in helping trainees develop their skills and knowledge base during their STGA training journey.
In 2016, I successfully completed Part I of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) training to become an accredited WFTGA National Trainer. More recently I was appointed as Principal Mentor for the 2016 Blue Badge Course.
I have successfully completed the Assessors’ course and also have my GIF accreditation.