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Hugh O.

Bridge of Allan, Scotland, United Kingdom

I started working life as a Civil Engineer, with a degree from Glasgow University, and worked in construction, travelling throughout Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom.

For the last 15 years, I served at Director or Regional Managing Director level on Regional and UK Boards of major building and civil engineering companies.

On early retirement in 2004 I trained as a Blue Badge Guide, taking the 2 year course successfully at Edinburgh University. Since then I have travelled throughout the whole of the Scottish Mainland, and all the major Islands, generally as a Driver Guide. I have also spent 11 years as a Governor at Glasgow Caledonian University.

I thoroughly enjoy taking people round my country -its great to meet new people and share with them my own enthusiasm in exploring all the many and varied delights this country has to offer. And these delights can vary from exploring the subtleties of a single malt whisky to standing in the footsteps of Braveheart!

A Recent Review of this guide

Hugh is knowledgeable about the history of the important historical places. He is friendly, courteous, and has a keen sense of humor. Highly recommend Hugh as a tour guide!
Maura Shapiro

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Credentials

Certificate in Scottish Studies (2004) Edinburgh University.
Blue Badge Examination (2004) Scottish Tourist Guide Association
Medieval and Early Modern Scotland (2007) Dundee University
Modern Scotland (2005) Dundee University
Scottish History 17th Century (2006) Stirling University
Scotch Whisky Expertise Certificate (2010) Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
Cruise Guide Training (2011) Progress International
Sporting Heritagee Guide Accreditation (2014) Scottish Tourist Guide Association
Scottish Wars of Independence Seminar (2013)

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