2018 is our 5th year of operation as a tourist guide network. We continue to work with private individuals, inbound tour operators, cruise companies, corporate incentive companies and national tourism bodies i.e. VisitScotland and VisitGB.
Don’t take our word for how much fun our visitors have had, here is what some of our guests have said about the guides in our network – and we need to get better at writing down all the feedback we get so we can show you even more of their comments !
(Lyn Brown) Thank you for giving us a great tour. C Cole, USA, June 2017
(Seth Ewin) Our tour guide Seth was organized and insightful. He kept us on track but allowed us to choose our own tempo. His stories and anecdotes made everything seem more personal and fun. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. Cheryl C-L, Canada, July 2017
(John Harbour) The Smith family (5 people) spent 10 days with John, touring the periphery of Scotland in his well appointed Mercedes. The van took the 3 sets of golf clubs and the luggage of all the parties. John proved to be an extremely knowledgeable person about Scotland. Couple that with very good driving skills on the Scottish roads and the communication skills he possesses will make your touring with him, WONDERFUL. Jim and Jane Smith (Jimmy, Kevin and Teddy) – Sep 2017
(Brigitte Swainson) Brigitte est une conteuse hors pair, elle connait trés bien l’histoire de l’Ecosse et nous a permis de découvrir un fabuleux pays. Elle a su nous mettre a l’aise, et ses histoires nous faisaient voyager a travers le temps. Merci beaucoup. Claire (France)
(Susan Brown) “Susan is phenomenal. It is obvious she loves what she does. We were well informed the entire tour. She knows the history of the area and is also willing to learn our personal histories in order to enhance the tour experience” – August 2017
(Alasdair Northrop) The trip was at the top of my ‘bucket list’ and I can’t thank you enough for making it the best trip of my life. I especially loved all the historical background you shared with us and details about the little place and info about books. Thank you for keeping us safe, sheltered and fed well but especially thank you for your kindness. Janice. USA ,July 2017
(Jane Roy) Eine sehr kompetente, wissenswerte Reiseleiterin. Es hat sehr viel Spass gemacht. Wir haben alle hoehe Punkte und noch vieles mehr von Edinburgh gesehen und darueber gehoert. Vielen Dank fuer die herrvorragende Stadt Fuehrung. (HK)
(Lyn Brown)We had a great day with Lyn, leaving Glasgow in the morning and taking in Stirling, Culross, the Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies and the Forth Bridges before arriving at our hotel in Edinburgh in late afternoon. Lyn was very helpful in arranging the details before we arrived and was able to guide us through Stirling Castle and the other sights. An excellent way to combine sightseeing with getting between the two big Scottish cities. J Brenner, USA
Lyn (Brown) put me at ease immediately and was a perfect mix of professionalism and friendliness. Her itinerary allowed me to see all that I wanted to. A thoughtful guide, she even asked if I wanted to stop and get food to take back to my lodgings in a remote area. It was a perfect day! Cherish Sears
Our guide (Barbara McLean) was exceptional…witty, personable and very supportive. Worcester State University
Seth (Ewin) There are no words that properly describe how much we appreciate having you share Scotland with us these six days. You are a remarkable young man with a gift of understanding people and tailoring the moment to the group. It has been a pleasure to know you. We hope if you ever came to Florida you will look us up. Thank you again, Mike, Cary, Sean and Myla Braswell
(Brigitte Swainson) Je vous remercie pour tout ce que vous nous avez appris sur votre merveilleuse Ecosse. Une histoire riche et un paysage d’une beauté à couper le souffle m’ont fait passer une semaine que je n’oublierai jamais. Bruno G, Paris
Lyn (Brown), thanks for making our tour so special – I think I can speak for everyone in the group on that count! Karen Kelly, USA
John (Harbour)’s commentary on a day trip up Loch Lomond and on through Inveraray to St Conan’s Kirk on Loch Awe was excellent and most entertaining. He brought together historical facts and anecdotes, observations on architecture and his own brand of humour – it all flowed seamlessly, making it a very enjoyable and memorable outing. Christopher – Scotland
I cannot imagine a more gracious, kind and patient ambassador for Scotland. Thank you (John Duthie) so much for making our tour so memorable – history, geology lessons, and serenades.
You (Mike Turpie) were a brilliant guide and a true Scottish gentleman. My group has enjoyed you immensely. I will never look at the same sort of geological scene again without thinking of your “lessons” for us! I too share your love and passion for this beautiful land. Peggy D-J, Tour Leader
Dear Susan (Brown), thank you for making our travel experience in Scotland such fun ! Your boundless energy, enthusiasm, stories & your keen love for Scotland comes shining through. We could not have had a better guide. Karen & Thomas, San Diego
Jane (Roy) was simply fantastic. Her knowledge and engaging personality made for an unforgettable experience. EA, Edinburgh
Our group liked the tour guided by Alasdair Northrop very much. It is good to find someone with such a solid knowledge about both the cultural and scientific heritage, as well as the economic and industrial history. Erik Mellgren, Uppsala Sweden
(Hugh Salvesen) Extremely professional, with a personal touch. Mr & Mrs Schütz, Vienna
I just wanted to thank you (Jane Roy) again for a truly superior experience. AF, New York
Guests from your group, together with the escort from the ship, were very happy with your guiding that day. We would like to join them thanking you (John Duthie) for your outstanding performance and cooperation with their tour escort, which facilitated the translation for their guests.
J’ai particulièrement apprécié le guide ! Je recommend Suzanne (Susan Brown) a d’autres groupes avec enthousiasme ! Suzanne s’est adapté a nos besoins, envies, elle a été a notre écoute tout le long du voyage. Elle nous a gaté avec des gateaux et des aliments typiques d’Ecosse ! Groupe Tertio
We had a great time in Scotland. John (Harbour) was awesome. How he knows all that history with such detail is mind boggling to me. He was a real joy. As predicted… the trip was a bit of a whirlwind… but it was perfect for an overview of so much territory and so many distilleries. The islands are beautiful and hopefully we’ll return sometime and spend a little more time in a few of the places. We absolutely will (and already have) recommended John to friends and family. Jeff & Kitt Rowlings, USA
Lyn (Brown) provided a wonderful tour of Glasgow, in addition to Loch Lomond and the village of Luss and the most beautiful Scottish countryside in September 2014. She was most professional, well informed of the area and an extremely safe driver with plenty of room in her vehicle for 4 people. We stopped in the Scottish town of Stirling, had a wonderful lunch in an old Inn and then an outstanding tour of the Stirling Castle. We highly recommend this group of guides and Lyn in particular. Hugh & Suzy Jones : Flat Rock, North Carolina USA
Just wanted to let you know that the guide/tour director — Graham Bruce — did a terrific job on our recent CIE tour of Scotland. (Isles and Glens)
They made all the difference. I highly recommend Mr. Bruce for such future tours and hope you will make good use of him. We saw an awful lot of Scotland and Graham’s commentary brought it all to life. John Olson : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
If you are looking for the perfect combination of fun, humor and an extensive knowledge of Scotland, hire Susan Brown. She was an outstanding tour guide for our group last summer. She was so good, our family intends to hire her again this summer! Dennis M. Hanley : West Virginia, USA