Welcome to Scotland!
My name is Ross Tillbrook and 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
After roles promoting the country as a tourism destination with both Visit Scotland and Visit Britain. I started working as a tourist guide on the open top bus tours of Edinburgh 20 years ago before training with Mercat Tours to take historic walking tours through the Old Town. When darkness fell I led ghost tours beneath the city which helped develop my storytelling. Working as a guide in the newly opened Scottish Parliament gave me an insight into modern Scotland
On the operational side I spent a number of years organising tours to Scotland as the Groups Operations Manager for JacTravel,the biggest inbound tour operator to the country. I therefore fully understand the challenges and opportunities putting an itinerary together provides
As an experienced tourist guide who has worked with both leisure and business groups of all ages and nationalities. I only guide in English but 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!
I can meet you on foot and together we can explore your destination. Edinburgh is my home town and it would be my pleasure to share its stories and secrets with you!
I can hop on your coach or into your private vehicle and join you for a day trip to explore historic castles, stunning scenery and modern Scottish culture. Public transport is also an option
As a fully qualified Scottish Tourist Guide I can can join your group and help you explore Scotland or help you plan your itinerary!