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Heart of Scotland Team

Every Heart of Scotland Tour is a team effort from our back office team and our legendary guides. Find out more about them here!

Our Guides

 

An introduction to our greatest asset, the knowledgeable, extrovert, fun loving guide team, who work hard to make every tour unique, interesting and enjoyable!

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Andy
Andy
I’ve done many jobs in my days, even managed to be an engineer for a while. But none of them can match being a tour guide for a small, friendly company like Heart of Scotland Tours.

Every day is different, the dramatic scenery changes with the mists and clouds and sun (occasionally it rains!), although the fascinating history remains the same.

I like to think that I show my love of this beautiful country when I’m guiding, but hopefully in a realistic and honest way. I look forward to sharing it with you.

Andy

   
Bill
Bill
I really enjoy sharing Scotland's landscape, history and wildlife with visitors from all over the world. My background is varied, a jack of all trades...the ideal qualification for a guide.

I studied Ecology and Biological Science at university and have worked in environmental education and woodland management. I have sailed extensively around the west coast of Scotland.

In recent years I have developed a burning interest in Scottish history. I love a good story and story-telling is in our blood. It brings our past, the places we visit and our ancestors to life.

Bill

   
Colin
Colin
Some say Colin is very lucky. He spends his summers driving around Scotland showing visitors this beautiful land and the winters in the French Alps snowboarding.

Lucky or not, Colin’s year is taken up with his great passions – Scotland, its history and the mountains.  From Highland stock, Colin was actually born in Thailand and grew up in Jamaica. On returning to Scotland as a youth he knew he had come home.  He fills his spare time hill-walking, paragliding and scuba diving and when stationary has been known to enjoy a fine malt.

Colin

   
John
John
I live with my wife Susan and daughter Claire near Edinburgh. In the summertime, we love to visit the seaside and walk along the beach, usually eating ice-cream!

When I have time, I love to play golf on the beautiful courses Scotland is famous for, go to the theatre or just relax in the garden listening to my collection of Beatles records!

Hope to see you on the next tour!

John

Angie
Angie
I was born in Edinburgh and recently returned after 20 years away. Rediscovering Scotland's fabulous scenery - the wild Highlands, the rugged coast and peaceful islands - is a complete joy, and I feel privileged to spend my days sharing Scotland's unique magic with our visitors. 

I am passionate about Scotland and my tours will introduce you to some of the characters in our past who have helped shape our distinct history.  I look forward to meeting you on a Heart of Scotland Tour.

Angie

Matt
Matt
I’m at my happiest exploring the nooks and crannies of Scotland. Happier still when I can share it with others, especially my partner Nicki.

With a background in travel I’ve been lucky enough to visit lots of very different countries. None have captured my imagination quite like these shores though and I’d like to think my enthusiasm for Scotland rubs off on others.

I’m a keen hiker, photographer and now ageing... hockey player, with a love of the outdoors. Go ahead and book a seat, I look forward to discovering Scotland with you.

Matt

Matt
Keith
After many years working as a retail manager, I decided to leave the comfort of my office and head for the hills. That's when I realised I could visit all my favourite places, and share them with the rest of the world.

My office now has some of the most beautiful views in the world and no emails in sight. When I have spare time I love to travel with my wife and daughter to Cullen in the north of Scotland for holidays....my family have to remind me not to guide when I drive them there!

I look forward to seeing you on board a Wee Red Bus soon.

Keith

Matt
James
A country boy at heart I've always had a passion for the outdoors and the wild places of Scotland. Combine this with a keen interest in the history, myths and legends of my homeland and you could say that I've found my ideal job. 

It's a decade now that I've been proudly showing visitors around Scotland so I must enjoy it!  There can truly be few greater honours than the opportunity to share the beauty and wonder of the Highlands and Islands with you. 

James

Helen
Helen
Having grown up in Dundee on Scotland’s east coast and spent my childhood holidaying up in the Highlands, returning to Scotland after 10 years living abroad felt like a real ‘homecoming’.  Travelling and working in some of the world’s most iconic places has been a fantastic experience for me.  It has, however, only made my love and affection for Scotland grow as I’ve come to realise how lucky we are here with our stunning scenery, diverse wildlife and long, fascinating (and often brutal and bloody) history.

With Heart of Scotland, I really believe I’ve found my perfect job!  Driving around my beautiful homeland, sharing some of its highlights at the same time as meeting interesting people from all over the world just couldn’t be any more ‘up my street’.  I’m looking forward to meeting some of you soon on a Wee Red Bus!

Helen

Danny
Danny
One of our youngest, yet most experienced guides, Danny has nearly ten years of guiding knowledge and stories under his belt.

A specialist on the Highlands, "I don't go south...", a tour with Danny is sure to entertain and educate in equal measure!

Danny

Jim
Jim
I’m a Glasgow born lad with a background in the dairy industry, working for over 25 years with farmers, land owners and communities throughout Scotland and the north of England. Going to work was an absolute pleasure, visiting some amazing parts of the country on a day to day basis. Becoming a driver guide has enabled me to continue this and consolidate all my passions into one.

It’s an honour and a pleasure to show off my country to fellow travellers - sharing the history, culture, myths and dramatic landscapes within these lands.

At Heart of Scotland there is a tour for everyone, come on board a Wee Red Bus and let us show you how amazing Scotland is.

Jim

Back Office Team

Working hard to make your booking process easy are the back office team.

Nick
Nick
The journey began in 2001 when I started Heart of Scotland Tours in the ‘Wee Red Bus’, offering value-for-money guided bus tours around Scotland. Although the business has successfully expanded over the years our ethos remains exactly the same – 5 star tours proudly delivered by a small friendly team.  Our guides are wonderful ambassadors for their country.

14 years young, we are still enthusiastic and passionate about Scotland, her stunning landscape and fascinating history.  We have remained a relatively small business allowing you, the customer, to enjoy a personal experience which is second to none.  You’ll talk to ‘real people’ when you book and meet ‘real characters’ behind the wheel.  Why not join our community of delighted customers on a Heart of Scotland Tour and experience the essential Scotland for yourself!

Nick - Managing Director

Carolyn
Carolyn
A native of the north east of Scotland, I worked in the oil industry in Aberdeen for 25 years before moving to Edinburgh. 

I became part of the Heart of Scotland Tours admin team in 2004 and subsequently began my new career in tourism! 

I really enjoy chatting to our customers from all corners of the globe and in my spare time like to take long walks with my husband and our dog in Edinburgh’s wonderful parks or along the beautiful coastline to the east of the city. 

Carolyn - Office Manager

 

Jenny
Jenny
I'm from Perthshire but I now live in Edinburgh with my partner and our dog, Jackson.

I spend my time trying to entertain Jackson, working for Heart of Scotland Tours and making my own jewellery. Having been a tour guide before, I now work behind the scenes, taking bookings and helping Nick and Carolyn.

I still love to explore Scotland and when we can, we head North and find a brilliant holiday cottage to get away for a while, plenty of beautiful beaches to walk Jackson!

Jenny - Duty Manager

   

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