Jill McKean

Regional Qualification(s):



English, French

Phone Number(s):

07928 654292, 01721 545009

Contact guide


Hello! My name is Jill and I am a Blue Badge Guide for Scotland, based just outside Edinburgh.

I come from a small town in the Scottish Borders in the south-east of the country, I've worked in the tourism industry for over 20 years and have been a qualified guide since 2016. Much of my time is spent travelling the length and breadth of Scotland sharing my passion for my native land with visitors from all over the world - I really love my job!

I am particularly interested in Scottish history, and I love a wander around a ruined castle or an old church - there are so many great stories to tell! I am available for extended tours of Scotland, and I also offer walking tours in Edinburgh. Tours can be tailored if you have a special interest - art, literature and historical themed tours are my favourites but please don't hesitate to get in touch if you are looking for something a bit different.

I am qualified to guide in French as well as English (I hold a First Class MA Hons degree in French).

"The day long walking tour of Edinburgh with Blue Badge guide Jill was outstanding. Obviously 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"

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. Je m'intéresse particulièrement à l'histoire d'Ecosse, l'art et la littérature écossaise.

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

Personal Interests:

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

Special Interests:

Birds & Animals
Britain Today
Art/Paintings & Sculpture
Castles & Palaces
Conferences & Incentives
Churches & Cathedrals
Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts
Folklore & Traditions
Food & Drink
History & Prehistory
Interpreting & Translating
Industrial Heritage
Politics & Government
Regional Tours
Stately Homes & Country Houses
Walking Tours

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