Guiding during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic

James Leslie

Profile updated 16/01/22

Regional Qualification(s):

Scotland

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

+447397160363

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Introduction:

Hi – welcome to my page!

I’m a fun-loving , enthusiastic guide who would love the chance to show you round my country. Whatever you are looking for during your visit, I can provide:

Are you an Outlander fan? We can follow in Claire and Jamie’s footsteps to the many filming locations across the country, many of them an easy drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Do you enjoy a dram? As an accredited Whisky Ambassador, I can share the history of our national drink with its stories of smugglers and battles of wits with the taxman. Visit some of our wonderful distilleries, watch whisky being produced, then share a taste of the amber nectar.

I have an excellent knowledge of Edinburgh. I can show you round its World Heritage streets and buildings, sharing stories of innovation, invention, architecture or simply blood and guts! There are stories galore in our capital city.

Why not visit Glasgow – once the second city of the British Empire. An industrial powerhouse and former centre of the world’s shipbuilding industry, the legacy of its glory days are captured in the outstanding Victorian architecture and the fascinating Kelvingrove Museum; it has an incredible medieval cathedral or you can use it as a great starting point to explore Scotland’s west coast.

If you are interested in Robert Burns, our national poet, then I can recite many of his poems, and take you to many of the sites associated with his life.

Are you a golf fan? Let me take you to the Home of Golf in St. Andrews, or one of our other fabulous courses. As a former Police Commander, who was responsible for the security of the Ryder Cup in 2014, as well as the Opens in St Andrews and Troon in 2015 and 2016, I am uniquely placed to share the history of this wonderful sport.

Are you wanting to discover your Clan History, and visit the locations linked to your family? Let me take you there and bridge the gap to your ancestors.

Whether it’s stunning scenery, shimmering lochs or majestic mountains; beautiful and romantic ruined abbeys and monasteries; the dramatic story of the Jacobite uprisings, Bonnie Prince Charlie and a doomed cause; castles and stately homes or any other aspect of a country which is admired across the world, I can tailor make a tour for you. Let your Kilted Guide be the one to introduce you to our exceptional country!

Personal Interests:

Jacobites
Outlander
religion
whisky
Robert Burns

Driver Guide:

No