Fraser Parkinson

Profile updated 19/06/22

Regional Qualification(s):

Scotland

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

+44 (0)7515 389333

Contact guide

Introduction:

My name is Fraser Parkinson and as a Blue Badge Guide I take the greatest care ensuring that my guests experience of Scotland is interesting, fun and memorable.

I offer a range of customised tours, which can be specialised, thematic or a general smorgasbord of Scotland’s countryside, places and culture. Whether you require a driver guide for an extended tour, a step on guide or a guide for a walking tour for as little as half a day I will meet your needs with knowledge, skill, fun and courtesy.

My tours are informative and interesting but importantly they move at a pace that suits you and always come with a good degree of humour.

As a Scottish tourist guide, I have an excellent knowledge of all of Scotland including hidden corners as well as the main attractions. I am keen to present Scotland; its people; history; castles; landscapes, artists, writers, architecture; whisky and much more to you. I have a specific interest in Edinburgh and have produced several publications about our capital city.

If requiring a driver guide my vehicle is a comfortable extra-long Mercedes Viano with a maximum capacity of 6 guests.

My aim is to ensure that my guests leave Scotland with so many great memories and experiences that they’ll want to come back again and again.

Personal Interests:

I love good story telling, meeting people, writing on local history, whisky.

Special Interests:

Architecture

Scotland has so much to offer in architecture which feature in a number of my books.

Food & Drink

Where do you start - whisky, gin, locally sourced foods - from fabulous shellfish to fish and chips. Whisky distilleries are my passion.

Castles & Palaces

Let me guide you around castles and palaces, whether ruins or grand houses, they often tell the story of Scotland and the local area.

History & Prehistory

You can't tour in Scotland without hearing the rich history that makes up the jig saw pieces of Scotland's story - its romantic, noble and bloody! It's full of heroes and villians.

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Scotland has a wealth of fine art and sculpture both traditional and modern. As a graduate of drawing and painting I can take tour Scotland's art with you.

Walking Tours

Bespoke walking tours of grand squares and hidden corners are my specialism with the stories to go along with them. I'll go at your pace and interest.

Education

I am an ex Education Officer and often guide groups of students. I write local history books and contribute to newspaper stories and articles.

Environment

I am a holder of Green Tourism Gold Award in collaboration with a small team of Blue Badge Guides in Scotland.

Photography

Let's say I know some great spots.

Driver Guide:

No