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 was a thorough delight. He is an expert on the history of Scotland, but more importantly he gave us great insight into the character of the people and the forces that shaped modern Scotland. Although he had a well-planned program for the day, he was totally flexible and found ways to accommodate our personal desires. We would certainly recommend Hugh as a perfect Scotsman to spend a day experiencing Scotland.
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)