Tourist Guide Scotland

Gavin Hunter
Scottish Tourist
Guide
My Services
Gavin Hunter
Scottish Tourist
Guide
My Services
Gavin Hunter
Scottish Tourist
Guide
My Services

Welcome to Tourist Guide Scotland

Hello, my name is Gavin Hunter, a professionally qualified Blue Badge member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA).

f you are thinking of coming to Scotland, let me help be a part of your experience of the wonderful country of Scotland. Your destinations could be any of the many exciting, beautiful, intriguing and wild places I have to offer visitors to our shores.

I am available as a tourist guide throughout Scotland working with all sizes of groups – from the largest corporate groups to the smallest group of independent tourism visitors. I specialise in French, German and English language tours.

For small groups, I can also help you plan and organize your visit.

Gavin Hunter

what I offer you

As a Blue Badge Guide I am qualified to interpret Scotland’s landscapes and heritage for our visitors. In addition, I am fully covered by Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance and wear the STGA Coat of Arms, which is protected under statute by the Lord Lyon King of Arms. This is your guarantee of service.

I provide tours for visitors who speak English, French or German. These tours can be city or country walks or coach tours. The trips can be half-day, full day or extended.

I am happy to help facilitate work which involves the promotion of Scottish food and drink, be it with producers, hotels, journalists or restaurants.

I am also available to deliver orientation or background talks to groups.

Welcome to Tourist Guide Scotland

Hello, my name is Gavin Hunter, a professionally qualified Blue Badge member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA).

f you are thinking of coming to Scotland, let me help be a part of your experience of the wonderful country of Scotland. Your destinations could be any of the many exciting, beautiful, intriguing and wild places I have to offer visitors to our shores.

I am available as a tourist guide throughout Scotland working with all sizes of groups – from the largest corporate groups to the smallest group of independent tourism visitors. I specialise in French, German and English language tours.

For small groups, I can also help you plan and organize your visit.

what I offer you

As a Blue Badge Guide I am qualified to interpret Scotland’s landscapes and heritage for our visitors. In addition, I am fully covered by Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance and wear the STGA Coat of Arms, which is protected under statute by the Lord Lyon King of Arms. This is your guarantee of service.

I provide tours for visitors who speak English, French or German. These tours can be city or country walks or coach tours. The trips can be half-day, full day or extended.

I am happy to help facilitate work which involves the promotion of Scottish food and drink, be it with producers, hotels, journalists or restaurants.

I am also available to deliver orientation or background talks to groups.

About Gav’s Guided Tours

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I am a Professional Blue Badge Tourist guide for Scotland.

I finished my studies in June 2002, and am qualified to guide in English, French and German.

In 2015 I successfully completed a Master’s degree in Gastronomy at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. 

My interests are:

After graduating from university in 1980 with a B.Sc. in Geography, I worked offshore in the UK and Norway North Sea on oil rigs on jobs ranging from geotechnical analysis to being part of a drilling crew.

In 1985 I left the oilfields to train as a teacher and began teaching Geography in 1986. From 1990 onwards, I taught French and German. Over the years my interests have led to my involvement in exchanges and twinnings between Germany, France and Scotland, not only as a participant but also as an organizer.

Qualifying as a Blue Badge Guide in 2002, I started guiding in English, French, and German.

For 4 years, I worked as a part-time course leader, lecturer and assessor for university level students in the Office of Lifelong Learning at Edinburgh University.

In June 2014, I left secondary teaching to work full time as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide. 

In 2015 I successfully completed my Master’s Degree (M.Sc.) in Gastronomy at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.

I live in the town of Linlithgow, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots who was born in the magnificent Linlithgow Palace. The town is just a short train journey from the centre of Edinburgh. Well worth a visit and perhaps an overnight stay, or even serving as a base for day trips to the surrounding area. 

Did You Know

That lying as it does at 56º North, Edinburgh has approximately the same latitude as Moscow and Copenhagen? Further north, the Orkney islands at 59º North, have approximately the same latitude as Helsinki and St Petersburg.

with an area of 78,000 km2 Scotland is : 9 times smaller than the state of Texas, 7 times smaller than metropolitan France, 5 times smaller than Japan, 4.5 times smaller than Germany, we are the same size as the Czech Republic and we make up 1/3 of the land area of the island of Britain? BUT….we are 247 times bigger than Malta!

The deepest loch (lake) in Scotland is 310m deep? Almost as deep as the Eiffel Tower is high. The highest point in Scotland and the UK is Ben Nevis at 1345m high!

Heilan' Coo'. (Highland Cow.)

beautiful Cullen Skink (a soup with smoked haddock, milk and potatoes)

Haggis Nachos

What Clients Have Said About Gavin

Visit vibrant and bustling cities such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling or Inverness
with their architecture, restaurants, pubs, castles and shopping!

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Travel far and wide or keep it local. Travel to the wild Highlands of Scotland to the extreme north and the breathtaking grandeur of Torridon or Sutherland. Have a day or two travelling through the beautiful scenery of Perthshire, sampling beers, smoked salmon and farm produce as you go.

photos of Scotland and Gavin’s Tours

Here is just a selection of photos of Scotland and Gavin’s Tours

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Did you know: that lying as it does at 56º North, Edinburgh has approximately the same latitude
as Moscow and Copenhagen? Further north, the Orkney islands at 59º North, have approximately
the same latitude as Helsinki and St Petersburg.

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