David Spooner

Profile updated 24/01/20

Regional Qualification(s):

Scotland

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07842 889109

Contact guide

Introduction:

I love Scotland – it’s people, landscapes, history and wildlife. So much so that I upped sticks and moved here 30 years ago to seek work.

Now I share what I love with people who choose to have memorable, special experiences in this small but beautifully formed country. I have a passion for travel, history and interpreting events. Every day I learn from the questions offered by visitors, and see familiar sights through new eyes - no two days are the same.

Being based in Stirling I can meet you at any point to begin your Scottish tour as your driver guide or guide onboard a coach, train, or boat. I also really enjoy itinerary planning and understanding your requirements through phone or video conversations and correspondence beforehand.

Before training as a guide I was an exploration geologist, expedition leader to West African volcanoes and project manager implementing systems and business change for central and local government highways, utilities, social care, national apprenticeships and the Highland Cattle Society.

Personal Interests:

Archaeology, Birds & Animals, Castles & Palaces, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Churches & Cathedrals, Clan History, Education-Parent/Student Fam Trip, Edinburgh, Film Locations, Folklore & Traditions, Geography & Geology, Genealogy & Ancestral Tourism, Glasgow, Hill Walking, History & Prehistory, Industrial Heritage, Inventions, Literature, Museums & Galleries, Naval History, Outdoor Pursuits, Outlander, Science, Rugby, Stirling, Study Tours, Vikings, Whisky, William Wallace, Lighthouses, Oil & Gas, Place Names, Renewable Energy, Jacobites, Highland Games, Country Houses & Stately Homes, Art

Special Interests:

Geography & Geology

Interpreting the landscapes of three continents in one country, how geology influenced Scottish history and commerce.

Driver Guide:

No