Jill McKean

Regional Qualification(s):

Scotland

Language(s):

English, French

Phone Number(s):

07928 654292, 01721 545009

Contact guide

Introduction:

I am a fully accredited Blue Badge Guide for Scotland, based Edinburgh/Borders. I guide in English & French.

Born and brought up in the Scottish Borders in the south east of Scotland, I studied French Language & Literature at the University of Glasgow gaining a First Class MA (Hons) degree with Distinction in spoken French, followed by a post-graduate diploma in Tourism. I have worked in the tourism industry ever since, and for the past ten years I have been running my own business creating tailor made tours of Scotland. I love working as a guide, and I spend most of my time travelling the length and breadth of Scotland sharing my passion for my native country with visitors from all over the world.

Scotland is an incredible place to visit. Here you can find breathtaking scenery, a rich and varied history, fascinating folklore and traditions, not forgetting the whisky of course... Whatever your interests, a guided tour is the best way to experience this beautiful country and I would be delighted to show you around!

Je serais ravie de vous guider en Ecosse! Châteaux, musées, villes, distilleries, lacs, montagnes... des lieux naturels et historiques font parties des richesses à découvrir.

"Merci encore pour tout Jill, tu as été une merveilleuse guide"
Mai 2019

"The day long walking tour of Edinburgh with Blue Badge guide Jill was outstanding. Obviously quite experienced, her depth and breadth of knowledge were impressive and we used much of what we learned from her throughout the remainder of the trip"
Aug 2019

Personal Interests:

Castles and clans, Scottish history particularly early Scotland, the Reformation, Mary Queen of Scots, the Jacobites. Folklore, art & literature, whisky

Special Interests:

Agriculture
Architecture
Birds & Animals
Britain Today
Art/Paintings & Sculpture
Castles & Palaces
Conferences & Incentives
Churches & Cathedrals
Countryside
Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts
Environment
Education
Folklore & Traditions
Food & Drink
Galleries
Gardens
History & Prehistory
Interpreting & Translating
Industrial Heritage
Literature
Museums
Music
Politics & Government
Regional Tours
Religion
Stately Homes & Country Houses
Walking Tours

Driver Guide:

No