I was born in Canada of Scottish parents and have lived and worked in Scotland almost all my life.
My particular passion is literature, and I was very lucky in the past to know many of our major 20th century writers: from the island of Lewis, Iain Crichton Smith ; Orkney’s George MacKay Brown ; Sorley Maclean from Raasay ; and Edinburgh’s own Norman MacCaig.
I have always loved communicating and connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds : to that end I’ve worked in publishing, broadcasting, and teaching. Now I love to ‘show and tell’ something of our many treasures, whether historic, cultural, or scenic.
I can guide any size or composition of group, and offer a range of tours either on foot or by car/coach : city tours or extended tours. We have an incredibly diverse country and it’s my pleasure to show it!
Our guide (Barbara) was exceptional…witty, personable and very supportive. Worcester State University
We appreciated your professionalism, friendly manner, patience, and extra effort! Gloria & Jack Wine, Chicago
You made Scotland really come alive! Lauren, Chicago
TOP TIP FOR VISITORS
Discard your umbrella – We often have a bit of rain, and with rain sometimes comes wind, which blows umbrellas inside out. Just make sure your jacket has a hood, or wear a hat, to keep cosy and dry!
IF YOU DO ONLY ONE THING IN SCOTLAND
Climb Calton Hill – It’s a gentle stroll to the top, but you will be rewarded with wonderful panoramic views of the city and over to Fife. If you feel energetic, walk up Arthur’s Seat to see even further. Guaranteed to delight.