Guiding during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic

Pedro Gajardo

Regional Qualification(s):

Scotland

Language(s):

Spanish, English

Phone Number(s):

07720-830422

Contact guide

Introduction:

ENGLISH.
I am a Native Spanish Speaking Blue Badge Guide, fully qualified, insured and fully vaccinated against COVID. I also have my Vaccination Passport and keep myself updated with the latest COVID regulations and standards, including the protocols from Tour Operators, Coach companies and the venues to visit. I Normally carry out a risk assessment before each tour in order to guide your clients, families, groups or corporate events more safely.
My qualification as “Blue Badge Tourist Guide” allows me to guide in all regions of Scotland and have been working as a professional tourist guide for over fifteen years. I am a full member of the “Scottish Tourist Guides Association” and also a member of the ‘British Guild of Tourist Guides’ I can guide in all regions of Scotland and in several interesting places in England, including York, Liverpool, Cambridge, Oxford, Bath, Durham.
Being originally from Latin-America, I have a full and natural understanding of Spanish and Latin-American language and cultures. Therefore, I can serve your clients even better.
My guiding and commentary are interesting, friendly and good fun, and I always do my best to ensure your holiday in Scotland is a happy and memorable experience.

ESPAÑOL.
Yo soy guía oficial de turismo y estoy profesionalmente calificado, asegurado y completamente vacunado contra Covid incluyendo mi pasaporte-COVID. Me mantengo informado de los últimos reglamentos de Covid y de los protocolos de las agencias de viajes, empresas de autocares y de los lugares a visitar. Normalmente hago una “evaluación de riesgo” para cada tour y así puedo guiar más seguro a sus clientes, ya sean familias, grupos o eventos de empresas.
Mi calificación de “Guía Blue Badge“ me permite guiar en todas las regiones de Escocia y llevo más de quince años trabajando como guía profesional. En Escocia soy miembro de nuestra organización de guías profesionales “Scottish Tourist Guides Association” y también soy miembro de “British Guild of Tourist Guides”. Así, puedo guiar en todas las regiones de Escocia y sus Islas, y en varios lugares interesantes de Inglaterra incluyendo York, Liverpool, Cambridge Oxford, Durham
Siendo original de América Latina, entiendo muy naturalmente el idioma español y las culturas de América Latina, y por lo tanto, puedo servir aún mejor a los clientes.
Mis comentarios son amigables, interesantes y con buen sentido de humor y siempre hago lo máximo para que sus vacaciones en Escocia sean una linda y memorable experiencia.

GUIDING QUALIFICATIONS:
Qualified as Blue Badge Tourist Guide in all regions of Scotland, accredited by the STGA and the University of Edinburgh.
Certificate in Historical Studies, with an emphasis on Scottish History, from the University of Edinburgh.
Certificate in Scottish Studies, including the Scottish Parliament, from the University of Edinburgh.
Qualified to guide in York Minster (England) from the Dean and Chapter of York Minster.
Tour Director BISP Certificate, to guide in Britain and Ireland as a tour manager.
Certificate for Cruise Shore Guiding Excursions from WFTGA.
Certificate in Scottish Whisky, from Moray College and Gordon and MacPhail Distillery.
Course on Rosslyn Chapel, University of Edinburgh.
Brazilian-Portuguese Course at University of Edinburgh. (Not satisfactory for guiding yet).
As a professional Tourist Guide, I invest lots of money, time and effort to improve the quality of my services with CPDs, study visits, Oxford conference on tourism “Guided to Growth” and the latest COVID Standards and Protocols, such as “ We’re Good To Go” and STGA’s Protocol for safer city tours, walking tours and extended tours.
My aim is always to provide the best of service.

INTERESTS. My guiding interests include the inspirational landscapes of Scotland, its history and people.
Guiding in the beautiful regions of Scotland, its historical castles, palaces and whisky distilleries.
My personal interests include travelling, gardening, music, writing and my family.
Also, I like to harmonise my life and work with ethical principles, integrity and professionalism.

Further information: I am a British Citizen living in Edinburgh. I am committed to preserving and protecting the natural and social environment of Scotland by making my tours as sustainable as possible and by discouraging overcrowding by tourism.

Personal Interests:

Scottish Tours in all regions of Scotland.
Whisky Distilleries. Castles and Palaces.
Conferences and Incentives.
Rosslyn Chapel. Guiding in the York Minster.

Special Interests:

Regional Tours

Short and extended tours in all regions of Scotland.
I can also guide in many tourist places in England and beyond.
Incentives and Corporate events.
Walking tours in cities, towns and countryside.
Cruises, islands and gardens.
Theme tours (Harry Potter).
Whisky tours.

Castles & Palaces

Castles and Palaces of Scotland.

History & Prehistory

Scottish History, endorsed by Edinburgh University Certificates.

Food & Drink

Whisky Distilleries, tours and talks. Whisky Certificate from Moray College and Gordon & MacPhail distillery.

Walking Tours

Walking tours in cities, towns, venues and countryside.

Industrial Heritage

James Watt in Greenock and Glasgow and the Industrial Revolution.

Archaeology

Archaeology of Scotland.

Architecture

Baronial, Neoclassical and Victorian architecture in Scotland.

Endorsements:

York Minster

Additional Qualifications:

S.T.G.A. Blue Badge Tourist Guide in all regions of Scotland.

Driver Guide:

No