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Frank J.

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Welcome to bonnie Scotland. My name is Francis, but most people call me Frank.

I am born, bred and based in Glasgow. I love guiding travelers and to help you explore all across this ancient land. For your comfort and enjoyment as well, I have a Land Rover Discovery vehicle, the best car for the wee highland country roads.

I started working in Scottish travel & tourism nine years ago as a minibus driver/guide doing the regular day tours and progressed to full coach license to drive/guide larger groups up to 33 people going further and on extended tours to places like the Isle of Skye. Learning so much from this valuable work experience and so many management skills along the way and gaining the local knowledge in each place.

I am now specializing in 'private' only tours and using these resources as a experienced tourist guide with my own transport and insurance. Available for smaller groups to hire my services from both Glasgow and Edinburgh and departing the cruise-ship Ports at Greenock (River Clyde) and Queensferry (Firth of Forth). Daily tours and multi-day tours to the Highlands and isles upon request. Including Scotch whisky distilleries and Salmon Fishing can be arranged as well as historic castles in scenic locations and going to TV/film production sets for Braveheart and Outlander fans. On tour I use a Land Rover Discovery car for transportation and it can comfortably accommodate 4 adults + 1 child. With advance notice, I can also arrange for larger vehicle seat up to 8 adults, with an extra cost, so please contact me for those details.

And finally, I would just like to add that my tours are flexible too suit you, after all it is your holiday. So you can make changes on the day within reason to our timetable. You can custom your very own special tour and I hope that when you do come to Glasgow you will choose me to help lead the way and show you around for memorable visit. In my own time when I am not at work, I love being outdoors and to go exploring and my passion is fishing for Salmon. I also appreciate a dram of the finest Scotch single malt whisky from time to time. I look forward to meeting you all, and sharing awe the wonders of my wee country. Slainte Mhor.

A Recent Review of this guide

We had a great time with Frank who was willing to modify the tour to fit our needs as we were taking a bus tour that was going to encompass some of the normal sites later in the week so he modified it according to what we wanted to see. The car was very clean and had plenty of room for the four of us although it would have been more comfortable for 3. He also wore a kilt!
Madelyn H.

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Credentials

My first testimonial from Jame Becker (USA) 09 May 2018...
..When we came off the ship, Frank was easy to spot by his smiling face. Great idea having pictures of the guides on your website. Frank gave us a great overview of what we could see and altered the trip as we went along thus giving us a great first impression of Scotland and of Tours by Locals. We stopped at a restaurant at Loch Lomond and had a delicious lunch along with a mini whiskey tasting. He was informative, open to questions, and fun to be with. He is part of the reason we will return to Scotland.

Higher National Diploma - Multimedia & Computing 2002.
Passenger Carrying Vehicle licence category D - 2010.
Passenger Carrying Vehicle licence category D1- 2008.
Full clean UK/EU driving licence 1999.

Restrictions

Please note that some historical monuments have their own guides and staff on site, and I will be unable to guide inside of these buildings/sites.

In my vehicle, children must use a child car seat until 12yrs or 135 cm, UK Law. No babies.

Guide Requirements for United Kingdom

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Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/Glasgow-PrivateTour

Tours by Frank J.

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Oban & Kilchurn Castle.

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From Glasgow with Private Tour and your own Local Guide.

756 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Glengoyne,...

From Glasgow city and Port Clyde, Greenock (Cruise-ship). Private tour,...

688 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Glencoe, and the Scottish Highlands.

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From Glasgow with Private Tour and your own Local Guide.

756 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Saint Andrews, Town & Cathedral.

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From Glasgow with private tour and your own Local Guide.

756 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Outlander Film Locations

From Glasgow city and Port Clyde, Greenock (Cruise-ship). Private tour,...

688 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Edinburgh and Roslynn Chapel - A Day,...

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Private Tour of the Scottish Capital City.

688 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Loch Ness - 2 Day Private Tour from Glasgow

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An Excursion to the Legendary Loch Ness with a Local Guide

1703 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

2 days

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Glasgow Private Highlights Shore Excursion

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From Glasgow city and Port Clyde, Greenock (Cruise-ship). Private tour,...

634 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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Isle of Skye - 3 Day Private Tour from,...

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A Unique Scottish Experience with a Local Guide

2453 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 days

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