Marty was a fantastic guide, narrating short stories all the time to make more sense of each place that we were about to reach; that was fantastic. He also had an amazing sense of humor that was pleasing to everyone
Cappuccino, my Kilt and the belief I still look thirty!!
The two day Inverness tour. It's fantastic. Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Loch Ness, Inverness, Culloden Battlefield, Tomatin Distillery, Ruthven Barracks and the 18th century Hermitage forest. So much packed into two days. My ancestors fought and died at Culloden. It's an honour to stand where they fell and tell their story.
Being paid to showcase Scotland.
Oban. It was whilst camping in the ruins of the 13th Century Dunollie Castle, toasting marshmallows and watching the sun set over Oban bay, that I was inspired to become a tour guide.
Jimmy Paige and Robert Plant wrote Stairway to Heaven on the banks of Loch Ness. Oh yeah Monster!!!
Traditional Scottish Breakfast. Bacon, link sausage, square sausage, black pudding, white pudding, fried eggs, potato scones, hash browns, fried tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and toast. It's almost a meal on it's own!
Explore the Royal Mile. SLOWLY!! Top tip: Don't walk down The Royal Mile, walk through The Royal Mile. Go into every nook and cranny. Traverse from side to side. Mind look left and right for traffic when crossing! Every close - short for enclosure (alley way) - has something to offer. Medieval architecture, ornate stone carvings, hidden buildings (even a church) and incredible views of the city.
Think about it, how many streets do you know have a Castle at one end and a Palace at the other?
The Corries. Traditional Scottish Folk music never ages, it was already old! The Corries are history for the ears.