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Margot McMurdo, Blue Badge Scottish Tourist Guide.

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Blue Badge Scottish Tourist Guide

"Scotland has a personality all of its own. A rich historical past; splendid scenery; romantic ruins; highlands and islands; superb stately homes, castles and museums; lochs, glens and rivers; wonderful golf, fishing, walking and cycling; lush pasturelands, moors, forests and deserted beaches; tartan, tweed and quality knitwear; an abundance of wildlife and of course, an unsurpassed excellence in food, drink and hospitality."

Ceud Mile Failte!

"A Hundred Thousand Welcomes" await you when you enjoy Scotland in the company of a Scottish tour guide.

City Walks Edinburgh

A Wonderful addition to your Scottish Tour!

'City Walks Edinburgh' a book written by myself which details 15 walks in and around the city exploring the Old Town, Georgian New Town, Parks, Gardens, Art Galleries and Museums.

You can buy a copy from myself or from Amazon.

I am pleased to say that due to popularity my book has had to be reprinted this year and now includes extra refreshment suggestions.

I am very fortunate to have been successful in two travel awards.

Travel and Hospitality Winner The Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2019 Winner
Outlander Themed Tour.

My highly successful and popular Outlander Themed Tour.

Whether you are a fan of the Outlander TV Series and would like to see the filming locations or an avid reader of the Diana Gabaldon books or maybe you just want to enjoy a personal, bespoke tour around some of Scotland's finest scenery, with some live history presentations then the Outlander Tour could be for you.

See Outlander Themed Tour for more details.

Red Deer

Scotland's wildlife

You could enjoy a Highland Safari taking you 3,000 feet up into the hills to see the country from a very different viewpoint and spot red deer, mountain hare, grouse, buzzards and eagles. You can enjoy the scenery whilst your specialist land rover driver guide takes you around. You could even have a picnic on the hills and partake of delicious Scottish produce and maybe even a wee dram. We have much to celebrate in this wonderful country and I look forward to welcoming you in the coming year.

hogwarts box stories2022

2022 Scotland’s Year of Stories Tour

In 2022 Scotland celebrates her stories.
I can plan an itinerary showing you the very best areas of Scotland and suggest wonderful accommodations that will complement your tour itinerary from bed and breakfasts to country house hotels or inns and even castles in some places.

A Highland story-teller

A Highland story-teller

I have a superb team of professional driver guides who will transport you in fully insured vehicles and if you have mobility issues I can organise wheelchair friendly transport to suit your requirements

Outlander Classic Tour
Tolsta beach

Tolsta Beach, Lewis.

I can plan an itinerary showing you the very best of these areas of Scotland and suggest wonderful, accommodation that will complement with the variety of landscapes and visits you will experience.

Fife coast

Fife Coast.

I always try and suggest accommodations I know personally, that way I am assured that my visitors experience the very best of Scottish Hospitality. I can also suggest access friendly accommodation.

About me

I am a Member of the Scottish Independent Tour Operators Association. I am also a registered Scottish Tourist Guide and Member of The British Guild of Tourist Guides and can design bespoke itineraries and transport you in comfortable vehicles with plenty of space for luggage and ‘retail therapy packages’ I also have over 25 years experience of planning bespoke tour itineraries for clients.

One of my team of driver guides will escort you and here is always time to stop for photographs at suitable places and time to enjoy refreshments in cafes or pubs along the way, or a picnic.

For much larger groups I can arrange luxury coaches or midi coaches whichever is suitable for your requirements with an experienced coach driver and a registered tourist guide.

So any size of group can be catered for, from the individual traveller to larger parties. If your main language is not English I can arrange for a language speaking guide to accompany you on the tour.

Disabled access logo If you have mobility problems:
Most of the vehicles used can take a collapsible wheelchair; walking frame or collapsible travel mobility scooter, as long as the user can transfer to a regular vehicle seat.

If you are in a wheelchair and cannot transfer to a regular vehicle seat, I can organise a very comfortable wheelchair accessible vehicle where you can still enjoy a Scottish Tour with family or friends from the comfort of your own wheelchair. I can also suggest accommodation to suit your mobility issues and plan visits to places that have easy access. Tour guide Henry one  of the ‘Tartan Vikings’, with two of my visitors on the Isle of Skye. I can also suggest accommodation to suit your mobility issues and plan visit to places that have easy access.

Left; Tour guide Henry one of the ‘Tartan Vikings’, with two of my visitors on the Isle of Skye.

I can show you a Scotland where you will enjoy many special experiences unique to my country, experiences which will indeed, "haste ye back!"

There are a number of activities that can be included into your tour to enhance your experience of Scotland like horse riding (even western style on Appaloosa Horses): fishing, golfing, clay pigeon shooting, and falconry.

Pilgrim the Bald Eagle

Right; A group of American visitors loved the falconry experience handling a variety of birds of prey. The highlight of the day being with Pilgrim the American Bald Eagle!

Below are links to some of my tours... I also have a six-day Spirit of Scotland Tour which includes Whisky Distilleries and Castles, Clan Tours and Scottish Border Tours - please enquire! Itineraries can also be arranged for bespoke tours to suit individual interests and wishes, for example, family/clan tours, gardens, golf, historic houses, retail therapy. I can also recommend accommodation to suit your requirements/budget - anything from delightful, comfortable bed and breakfast to guest houses, farms, country house hotels and castles. If you require flight arrangements that can also be organised, and, if your language is not English, I can arrange for a suitable language speaking guide to escort you on your tours. Nothing is a problem; it is an opportunity for me to make your visit a most enjoyable and unforgetable experience!

Scotland's Best Tours:

Edinburgh tours

Edinburgh Experience

A Full Day Tour, and Half Day Tour
Heroes of Scotland

Heroes of Scotland

A Full Day Tour


A Claire and Jamie Experience
Spirit of Scotland

Spirit of Scotland

Malt Whisky distillery tours
Scottish Food and Drink

Scottish Food and Drink

Indulge in some delicious gastronomy in Scotland
Brave tour

Brave Scotland

Brave film location tour
Hidden Hebrides Treasures

Hidden Hebridean Treasures

The Romantic Western Isles
Abbotsford House

Splendour of Scott Country

A Full Day Tour
Disabled access

Easy Access Edinburgh and Beyond!

for those with mobility difficulties
Scottish Tourist Guide association

Member of the Scottish Tourist Guide Association

Qualifications, terms and conditions
Scottish Events

This Year's Scottish Events

A page listing major events to help plan when you come to Scotland!


Clients' comments, recollections and testimonials

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