Morag Dunbar, Scottish Driver-Guide and an accredited Scottish Blue Badge Tourist Guide - eilean donan castleMorag Dunbar, Scottish Driver-Guide and an accredited Scottish Blue Badge Tourist Guide - Suilven Mountain in the late summer sunshineMorag Dunbar, Scottish Driver-Guide and an accredited Scottish Blue Badge Tourist Guide - Suilven Mountain in the Cloud

 

2018 – another exciting year!

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In the Isle of Harris Distillery

In the Isle of Harris Distillery

I am writing this in the Summer of 2018 as Scotland experiences it longest spell of warm and hot weather for years.  I have just finished a very busy time and am taking a couple of weeks off to visit family and friends.  Today I have escaped the sun to update the website.

Like last year I have met some truly charming people.  I have been to the Drumtochty Highland Games – a small event compared to the large ones like Braemar but all the nicer for that.  It is always such fun and at the smaller events you get to see everything close up.

I am just home from a tour with Debbie McKee and her husband Bill who came over with 3 other couples – the men playing golf and the women doing cultural things + some walking and, of course, some great shopping.  We were down in Ayrshire so just had to visit the Robert Burns Heritage Centre, Culzean Castle + the charming fishing village of Dunure – about to become famous as an Outlander filming location.

Outlander  continues to feature in tours.  When it started in the US, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander was sadly not shown on TV in the UK (no idea why) but I purchased the full set of DVDs of season one and enjoyed it very much.  Now it is being shown here on More4 channel. It is good to see a series on Scotland with authentic costume, landscape, accents, language and music.  A lot of good research has gone into making this.  My Outlander page is up and running with photos of Lallybroch, Castle Leoch and Craigh na Dun added.  Great fun getting the photos!

Later in the year I will have one of my Wayfarers  walks.  Wayfarers is a walking tour company which employs me to help with their Scottish walks. This particular walk involves travelling up to the top of the Cairngorm mountains (assisted by funicular railway and with amazing views), walking in the Perthshire hills then back to Edinburgh to explore the city.  It is always great fun with lovely people.

My next tour is going to be up in the Highlands with visits to Speyside (famous for its whisky but with lovely scenery) and Royal Deeside – the east side of the Cairngorms.  I do not get up there as often so am looking forward to that.

Most of my work now is driver-guiding, and occasionally I head down south into England to Hadrian’s Wall  and to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.  The north of England is easy to link with touring Scotland and I love going down to that part which has such strong connections (not always friendly) with Scotland.  The Scottish Borders is another area with lots to see and is steeped in turbulent history.

What I love about my work is the variety.  Our country has so much to offer in the way of things to do and see (check my tour pages).  I would be delighted to help you explore it.  If you have any queries or would like to book please do not hesitate to contact me via my online contact form for more information or just e-mail me direct on morag@scotland-tour-guide.co.uk