About Fiona

About Fiona, Scottish Tour Guide

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.

Reasons why you should consider booking your guided tour in Scotland with me:

  • Qualified and experienced  “Blue Badge” guide
  • Advanced Driver
  • Malt Whisky Ambassador for Scotland
  • Hadrian’s Wall Endorsed Tour Guide
  • Registered York Minster Guide
  • Expertise in itinerary planning
  • Excellent advice on accommodations
  • Passion for  Scotland, its history and heritage
  • I care for the environment

A member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, I will drive you in comfort in my fully insured, ultra-low emission,  spacious  People Carrier.   For larger and speciality groups, I can arrange luxury coaches and chauffeur-driven vehicles, while I accompany you as your guide. With my experience and  extensive knowledge of our history and culture, I can take you to wherever you wish to go whether it’s a half day, full day or extensive tour you are interested in.

You can:

  • See scenery to take your breath away
  • Explore  ancient castles and stately homes
  • Enjoy a tour and a dram at a distillery
  • Take a boat trip to our enchanted islands
  • Walk in the wild, remote glens or play golf on a  world-renowned golf course
  • Cross the Border to see highlights in the North of England such as Hadrian’s Wall,The Lake District, Alnwick Castle and even York Minster

Let me take the hassle out of your tour planning, so you can relax and thoroughly enjoy  your holiday!