Timberbush Tours

Peter's Patter

Peter's Patter


Peter was my tour guide and he was wonderful :)

Melanie C, TripAdvisor



What is your favourite tour?

I like the Highland Whisky, Woodland and Waterfalls tour: It visits my home town of Dunfermline, offers an entertaining whisky tour at a pretty distillery (and usually haggis for lunch), passes through some lovely Perthshire countryside and stops at charming Dunkeld on the banks of the Tay. And it is only a short distance from Edinburgh!


What is your favourite place in Scotland?

There are just so many places! I absolutely love Harris, it's simply stunning. For short trips I like to go to East Lothian: great coast line and super beaches (so big they almost never get busy) at Yellowcraigs and John Muir Park. There are also interesting towns and ruins to visit: North Berwick, Dunbar, Haddington, Tantallon. For wet days there is the Museum of Flight and one of the best whisky tours at Glenkinchie, which features on our 1 day Rosslyn Chapel tour. And don't forget the superb golf courses!


What is your favourite Scottish dish?

Cullen Skink, especially on a cold day, and tablet, because I have a terrible sweet tooth.


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

It was a Scottish king who became the first ruler of the whole of Britain - James VI in 1603. The Highlands were once part of the continent that is now North America but split off and crashed into Europe several billion years ago.


What are 3 things you couldn't live without?

Whisky, golf and cheese (Grimbister or Loch Arthur cheddar, by preference)


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

When the sun is shining, just driving in the Highlands is brilliant. All through the year the colours on the hills are changing; gorse and broom, the may, heather, Rowan berries, autumn and snow. Meeting people from all over the world is interesting - they are never as you'd imagine.


What is your favourite Scottish band or song?

I love Eddi Reader's "Songs of Robert Burns", great modern versions of some of his best known songs. I also have a soft spot for the Proclaimers.


What is the best thing to do in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is a small city so it is easy to walk about: down the Royal Mile, up Arthur's Seat, down the Water of Leith to the port for lunch, down Dundas Street to the Botanic Gardens, back into the centre from Murrayfield after a great victory. Not all on the same day, of course.