My name is Fiona Maxwell and I am qualified and experienced Scottish Tourist Guide and Driver. I hold the coveted Blue Badge, awarded after two years of intensive, in-depth training by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association. The Blue Badge holders are the only guides to be officially recognised by Visit Scotland. I conduct tours for individuals and small groups in English and French through Scotland and the North of England for visitors seeking a tailor-made holiday to remember. I am based in Edinburgh, the capital city and am well placed to collect visitors from major airports and train stations. I travel frequently myself, at home and abroad, and am well aware of the ingredients that make a successful, memorable holiday. I am a fluent French speaker.
WHY BOOK WITH ME?
Uisge beatha – meaning the Water of Life – is the Gaelic word for Whisky, known the world over as Scotland’s national drink – it has been distilled in Scotland for centuries, some people believing that it was introduced from Ireland by the missionary monks in the 6th century. It may well have evolved, however, as a means of using up barley which would otherwise have rotted after a wet harvest.
Whatever its origins, no visitor to Scotland should leave the country without visiting at least one of our malt distilleries. Scotland has over 98 working distilleries and several whisky producing regions ranging from the Lowlands, to Highland Perthshire, Speyside and the Islands. More than 500 different malt whiskies are distilled in Scotland, some of them rarely seen outside our country.
As a “Malt Whisky Ambassador for Scotland”, I would love to share my knowledge of our national drink with you on a fascinating whisky tour.I conduct tours for individuals and small groups in English and French through Scotland and the North of England for visitors seeking a tailor-made holiday to remember.
23/3 Annandale Street