Great news just in!  Jill McKean, of Scottish Highland Trails, has passed her exams with flying colours and, as well as being awarded a Certificate in Scottish Studies, is now a fully accredited “Blue Badge” tourist guide and member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA), qualified to guide all over Scotland in both English and French.  The Blue Badge course lasts 18 months and covers a wide variety of topics including Scottish history, geology, architecture, literature, art, folklore and much more…. as well as professional guiding skills.

The Scottish Tourist Guides Association was established over 50 years ago and is the only professional membership body for full trained and accredited guides in Scotland, and is endorsed by VisitScotland and VisitBritain.

“VisitScotland is delighted to recognise the Scottish Tourist Guides Association as the professional membership body for fully trained and accredited tourist guides in Scotland. STGA accredited guides are passionate ambassadors for Scotland and in providing our visitors with information and inspiration, help deliver a memorable experience for them”

Jill is particularly interested in Scottish history, including early Scotland, pilgrimage and sixteenth century Scotland including the Reformation and Mary, Queen of Scots.  Another great passion is whisky!  But whatever your interests, a guided tour is a superb way to discover more about Scotland.  Contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to hear more about our guided tour services.

Jill’s profile on the STGA website can be found here

Pour les francophones, Jill serait ravie de vous guider en francais et de vous montrer l’Ecosse!

“Une guide formidable” – Mme Hauser, Juin 2016

WFTGA - World Federation of Tourist Guides STGA Accredited Highland Tour Guide FEG - Federation of European Tourist Guide Associations