Guide at a Glance
Edinburgh, Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
English, French, Spanish
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I started as a van and bus driver. Due to my good English knowledge and my polite character I soon became a Driver/Guide.
What does a typical day look like for you?
The typical day is making contact and arranging with clients or driving them around.
Have you got a certain style of guiding, or do you just run with it on the day?
My style changes according to clients needs.
Driving around with happy customers and letting them know the beauties of my country.
What’s the most memorable experience you’ve had on a tour or trip?
When a group of tourists that i was giving them a tour invited me to their table for lunch and we had a great time eating and singing.
Every job has its ups and downs. Are there any aspects of your job that you don’t like or aren’t that keen on?
I don’t enjoy when I have people unkind and without manners, but this is also part of the job so I accept it with kindness and professionalism.
To be kind and ready to adjust the tour according to the type of people you have. The experienced guide makes his customers feel safe, enjoy the tour, get lots of interesting information during it, and feel free to ask everything they want during the trip
A good guide always knows how to make his clients trust him, feel safe and lucky that he is there with them. As a local that’s my strong advantage and also with my 15 years experience as a professional driver helps me avoid the traps.
And finally, have you got any tips for people who are interested in booking a guide like yourself, but aren’t too sure what to look for?
I believe the best tip is to look for serious companies, with friendly local persons with experience on tours as guides/drivers and keep in mind that with good mood and a polite behavior the guide will return to them the best of his efforts to make them have a memorable experience.
I love what I do and this makes me strive to be the best. I set up my company Fishinguide Scotland to blend my favourite hobby of fishing with my experience and expertise in teaching. Four years on and things are going very well, with many excellent days shared with my treasured guests. We take very good care of all of our customers, with all transport, permits, tackle, lunch, instruction, and photos of your trip provided. I’m a fully insured guide and qualified casting instructor, with First Aid training and full disclosure. Whether it’s Salmon, Trout, Pike or Salt water fishing, fly or lure, your in good hands with Fishinguide Scotland.