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Bill R.

Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, United Kingdom

I was born and bred in Scotland. I have lived here all my life and consider it a joy to show it to travelers.

I am easy going and good company. I am reliable and knowledgeable about where to go and what to eat. I am flexible and will do my best to ensure that your experience will be a good one.

I am a people person without being over the top. I respect your privacy and appreciate that your experience of me must be the best I can give you.

I am retired and am now doing something I really enjoy. I have completed 127 private day tours with ToursByLocals. I have been a guide for the company for almost 8 years.

I cover Loch Lomond Inverary Castle Glasgow Stirling The Trossachs Culzean Castle and Ayrshire. I also arrange tours to Glen Coe. Please note that I only offer day tours.

I drive a Honda CR-V which is ideal for the tours offered.

Please do get in touch for a chat and do consider booking early if on a cruise as clearly I can only arrange one tour per ship.

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A Recent Review of this guide

Bill provided a well thought out overview on the history of the Loch Lomond region. Pleasant conversation, shared insights, connected us with Luss residents to have them share conversations. Our day was relaxing, educational and filled with photos and take home memories.
John Sepich

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Showing people Glasgow and the Highlands is something I really enjoy. Glasgow is a friendly city, that's its biggest qualification as well as being near Loch Lomond and the start of the Scottish Highlands.

As mentioned previously I drive a newly acquired Honda CR-V car. I can take a maximum of four people with the proviso that you must be able to get in and out of the car.

I have a full UK licence. I have chauffeur insurance and public liability cover which is compulsory in the UK for the types of tours offered.

I have a full clean UK driving licence which I have held for 40 years.

I am a member of The Royal Automobile Association and have Business Breakdown Cover with them.

I do not use a scripted monologue which I think is the last thing you need on this type of tour. Please do read my reviews .

Every person is different and I try really hard to adjust to your needs and what you might expect.


I can take 4 passengers in my Honda CR-V. You must be able to get in and out of the car.

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