Graham worked previously as a tour guide for over ten years, before going on to work with Inverness Museum. He has decided to return to guiding after a spell working in administration.
During his time in tourism he has guided groups from a single passenger to over a hundred and has worked for a diverse range of companies with widely differing target markets. He has always particularly enjoyed having young people on the tours. “They ask the best questions! but I am also equally fond of the young at heart.”
Born in Aberdeen but brought up in Fife, Graham went to University in Edinburgh then almost straight from that into guiding tours. “I left Uni and went to work in an office … but it was not for me and I ended up becoming a full time tour guide in the Highlands of Scotland. It was a natural choice for me as I love driving around Scotland and sharing my country with visitors. While I was in Edinburgh I was in accommodations with a lot of people from other countries and enjoyed watching their faces light up on their first Scottish road trip! Once I realised that I could do that for a living that was the job for me. I am always eager to meet you all, each year”.
Graham has a very broad range of interests. As well as everything to do with Scotland and its history he likes – playing golf; playing guitar; cooking; flying drones and going away in his campervan. Most recently he has been busy renovating an old farmhouse and outbuildings.
Graham’s Ford Tourneo Custom easily accommodates up to seven passengers (see image left), in it’s roomy and air-conditioned interior. The reclining seats and privacy windows ensure touring in comfort and style.