As an accredited STGA Trainer, Mary developed the current Blue Badge Course that trains all fully accredited national guides in Scotland. She has been involved in Scottish Training as Course Director, and previously Deputy Course Director, since 2010. She has also been an accredited Lead International Trainer for the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) for the last 8 years, and, since 2009, has been a Trainer for the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG).
Mary has trained tourist guides and trainers of guides in Scotland, Brunei, India, Tanzania, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Cyprus as a Lead International Trainer. Beyond this, she regularly attends international conferences where she is asked to provide talks, seminars and workshops on a wide range of topics. Accredited to deliver the WFTGA Cruise Guide Endorsement Course, she is also a member of the FEG Training Consultative Group helping to develop new courses and she actively pursues opportunities to continue her professional development as a Trainer.
Mary was raised speaking both Spanish and English and has been an active Blue Badge Guide in both languages since 1999. She has served as Chairman of the STGA Edinburgh Branch and as a Director on the STGA Executive Board. During her vast years of experience as a Trainer for the STGA, she has also been a Mentor, with experience as an Assessor, Facilitator and Lecturer for the Blue Badge, Green Badge and Yellow Badge courses.