Ross Tillbrook

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Sharing both my home town of Edinburgh and my bonnie wee country of Scotland with visitors and locals is something I’m truly passionate about. As a Blue Badge Guide accredited by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, I’m qualified to help you explore the entire country and my skills as an expert storyteller will help bring it to life. Walking tours, especially of Edinburgh, are my speciality. I can tell you all about the history and characters of the Old and New Towns. We could visit sites like Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the National Museum of Scotland or the National Gallery. If you would like something a liitle different I can take you off the beaten track or tailor a walk to your specific interests be it literature, art, architecture, Harry Potter, LGBT history or a darker theme based on ghosts, murder and mystery. I am an experienced tourist guide who has worked with both leisure and business groups of all ages and nationalities. I guide in English only and I am often praised for my clarity and groups, including student groups, who have English as a second language find me easy to understand I see myself as both an ambassador for my city and my country and believe that guiding should be fun!

Special Interests:

Walking Tours

- Edinburgh's Old Town
- Edinburgh's New Town
- Off the beaten track: hidden locations and stories
-Stockbridge and Dean Village

Gay Tours

LGBT History of Edinburgh Walking Tour

Regional Tours

Fully qualified to guide in all areas of Scotland


I am no technology expert but can take you to the best spots!

Politics & Government

Former guide at the Scottish Parliament building with an insight into the fast changing politics of the nation


National Museum of Scotland Highlights


Themed walking tours

History & Prehistory

Keen interest in the history of Scotland

Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries

Former ghost tour guide who can enthral and entertain with tales of Edinburgh's darker side


Highlights Tours of National Gallery of Scotland/Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Folklore & Traditions

Experienced storyteller who can bring the legends and myths of Scotland to life

Castles & Palaces

Edinburgh Castle
Holyrood Palace
Stirling Castle

Qualified to guide in and relate the stories of historic houses all over Scotland

Conferences & Incentives

Experience in organising events and working with these markets


Edinburgh plays host to the world's biggest arts festival ever August


Film and TV links such as Harry Potter and Outlander


Virtual Tours

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