Matt is an outdoors tour guide and leads the Soak up Skye wild swimming tours.
Having a (B. A)Hons Degree in History, Museums & Heritage, My entire professional career has been spent working in museums and castles and in doing so, I have built up an extensive knowledge of Scotland's rich tapestry of history and now, I have the pleasure of sharing all I know about the Isle of Skye with you.
As a qualified local historian to Skye, I have personally gathered extensive research at the local Archives and library on the Island of Skye. My personalised tours have been designed exclusively to maximise the best of Skye for you.
Being your very own private, educated tour guide you will experience a fully guided relaxed day tour where I amuse and entertain by combining factual history along with folklore and mythology stories. As your guide I have a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and energy for the job. One of the privilages of being a tour guide is meeting people from all around the world, and sharing my knowledge with them.
Think of me as your "friend on the Isle of Skye"-your own private tour guide and I will take you exactly where you would like to go. You can, of course, book one of my published tours or create your own customised tour.
My tours are easily modified for the less mobile, or to incorporate any special requirements you may have.
A Recent Review of this guide
We felt very fortunate to have had Michelle on our tour today. When I first contacted Tours by Locals regarding our stop at the Isle of Sky I found that there's was three guides there. I wrote a paragraph explaining that my wife's family was believed to have come from there and that i wanted to see some locations to support that belief. Two of the guides responded that they did not know anything about that. Michelle that she would do some research she today showed the results of that research. Great!
B. A (Hons) Degree in History, Museums & Heritage.