Hi and a warm welcome
Born and raised in Edinburgh I have spent my life time exploring Scotland and would welcome the opportunity to share with you the best that this beautiful and deeply historic land has to offer.
Coming from a background in education and conservation I provide a wide range of specialist, personal and small group tours to meet your ambitions. Genuinely taking you on a unique journey not just to the most iconic sites in Scotland but also to the wonderful, quieter places that few visitors get to see.
It is my aim to provide the highest quality of guiding and hospitality for you and your group. Please do get in touch.
I have undertaken the two year post graduate training at the STGA and was awarded the Blue Badge Qualification in 2018. In addition I maintain current certification from St Andrews Ambulance in emergency first aid. I carry appropriate insurance for both guiding and guest transport. Vehicles are always less than 3yrs old and maintained to a high standard at all times. Snacks, bottled water, suitable hand wipes and sanitizer are provided as standard daily.
Whatever your ambitions when you come to Scotland I can help. Guided Scotland has built a great reputation for unique tours from the popular to the specialized I can offer detailed personal planning to ensure you get your visit your way.
“Five stars, all day, every day!”
Cody Ritchie, MD, Crest Insurance Group
“Miles is a long-limbed Scotsman with a reddish beard, knowledgeable on Scottish history and charming in his demeanour. He is our shepherd on our journey across Scotland… he even looks like one.“ SUP Magazine ‘Water of Life’ Tour
“ Thank you so much we can’t say how much we have enjoyed our travels with Miles”
via Exclusively Scotland
" Right from the get go Miles just made our visit work, nothing was ever a problem and he wears a kilt!"
Kerry Bruce, Sydney
"Three generations in a minibus never seemed like the best plan but it worked. Miles just made us all feel so at home. He was endlessly considerate of everyone's ambitions and great with the kids." Sue Thomas, Florida
" ...knowledgeable, engaging, dedicated to his role as a guide and his native Scotland in equal measure.."
Kit Muller, Chicago
Jim is a hugely knowledgeable guide familiar with Scotland from his love of the hills, the poetry, food and drink of Scotland. Before guiding Jim had a distinguished career in the Police Service. Jim's passion for Scotland and relaxed but confident style make him a great guide and host for any occasion
Heather has over twelve years experience in guiding, working for some of the top tour companies in Scotland and abroad. Heather also has advanced driving and mountain leader qualifications. Heather retains an enthusiasm and joy in sharing the wonders of Scotland that bring the story of Scotland's landscape and history to life, making every trip special.
Miles has spent his life exploring Scotland and brings a wealth of this knowledge to his tours. A former landscape designer, illustrator, soldier, conservationist and a registered teacher Miles is great company on any tour as well as providing a wealth of engaging information and tales, where ever you want to go.
Rates are based on STGA standards and are indicative.
Full days guiding either walking or driving up to 8hrs. This includes for all guide expenses but excludes visitor attractions, your meals, and the supply of your personal vehicle (see below). This cost may also cover for airport pickup or transfer depending on the details of your arrangements. If you need a longer day or want a late night not a problem, let us know.
Up to four hours
On a budget? If we can help without compromising quality we will.
Guided Scotland can independently provide up to 8 seater passenger transport, subject to luggage and loading requirements. For larger numbers we will provide a coach and driver. All your requirements will be individually priced and agreed on prior to your visit. We also have a more economic range of compacts and 4x4 SUV's where these are appropriate. Costs include for all vehicle expenses and guest refreshments
Any requirements for guide overnight expenses on longer tours will be identified, individually priced and agreed prior to your visit.
Off season, repeat work, or early confirmations may be entitled to a discount. Guide travel expenses may apply for some tours. minimum hours may apply for some tours
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