Morag Dunbar, Scottish Driver-Guide and an accredited Scottish Blue Badge Tourist Guide - eilean donan castle

Morag Dunbar, Driver-Guide Scotland

Private tours of Scotland

Morag and yellow gorse bushesThe name, Morag, comes from the ancient Gaelic language and means “princess” (honest – it’s true). It is pronounced MOrag.

Background

Originally from Kirkcaldy in the ancient Kingdom of Fife, I am now based in Edinburgh where I first came to qualify with a degree in Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh.

I am a “Blue Badge” guide accredited by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA) – a training which built on the wide range of interests I already had – particularly the history and culture of Scotland. This guiding qualification is the only one recognised by VisitScotland.

Scotland’s environment – its lochs, hills and mountains as well as its wildlife – is one of my particular interests. Traditional culture, music and song, is another of my hobbies and I help run a Folk Music Club near Edinburgh.

Guiding

Morag with her carI am a fully insured driver-guide with a Ford Galaxy people-carrier which can offer one-day tours for up to 6 people and extended tours for up to 4 people travelling with luggage. If your group is larger I can arrange to have access to a bigger vehicle.

I am more than happy to do walking tours throughout Scotland. I also enjoy guiding with small groups. However, I think it is fair to say I am interested in a whole variety of guiding work. Over the past few years I have done some walking tours in the Scottish Highlands for a walking tour company and also have been working with families researching their roots.  What is also nice is that I have some regular clients now, one of whom I have driven 5 times.

Above all I want to give visitors to Scotland a positive, enjoyable experience so that they want to return again and again.

Additional Notes

As well as being a member of the STGA, I am also a member of the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides in Britain and of the Driver-Guides Association where insurance regulations are particularly strict.  I have recently joined with a group of colleagues to form Scottish Driver Guides, a number of us who  believe in having our own vehicles with our own insurance.