Timberbush Tours

Meet Marty!

Meet Marty!


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

Odysseus, TripAdvisor



What are three things you can't live without?

Cappuccino, my Kilt and the belief I still look thirty!!


What is your favourite Timberbush Tour?

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.


What is the best thing about being a Driver-Guide?

Being paid to showcase Scotland.


What is your favourite Scottish destination?

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.


Is there something about the Scotland or the Scots that you wish everyone knew?

Jimmy Paige and Robert Plant wrote Stairway to Heaven on the banks of Loch Ness. Oh yeah Monster!!!


What is your favourite Scottish dish?

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!


What is the best thing to do in Edinburgh?

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?


What is your favourite Scottish band?

The Corries. Traditional Scottish Folk music never ages, it was already old! The Corries are history for the ears.