When it comes to Edinburgh: we are the professionals!

Established over 50 years ago, the Scottish Tourist Guides Association has nearly 200 members based in and around Edinburgh. All our guides are fully trained, qualified and experienced. We offer tours in many different languages.

Whilst each of us has our own unique guiding style, interests and areas of expertise, we are united by our passion for Scotland's capital city and our desire to share it with you. Look for our Blue Badge - the mark of excellence in tourist guiding around the globe. We are the only ones to hold it in Scotland.

So a warm welcome to visitors to Edinburgh in 2017, the 250th anniversary of the start of our neo-classical New Town. Here in Edinburgh that links the UNESCO World Heritage Site status of the New Town and the Year of History, Heritage and Architecture being celebrated throughout Scotland. As professional, qualified Tourist Guides we can introduce tourists to it all.

Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Georgian Shadows
For those visiting in February and March 2017 join us on a special walk (Edinburgh's Georgian Shadows) devised to complement the lighting up of 6 key buildings in Edinburgh's first New Town. See more details>>

Edinburgh Tourist Guides - Scottish Tourist Guides Association
Caption: Edinburgh Castle
Photo Credit: Kenny Hanley STGA

Awarded by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, the "Blue Badge" is a symbol of excellence in tourist guiding.
- The training is detailed and comprehensive. Examination is rigorous and membership an achievement.
- We are Scotland's ONLY body of Accredited National Tourist Guides established over 50 years, recommended by the Scottish Government and VisitScotland
- Discover Edinburgh's best kept secrets with an Edinburgh Tourist Guide. Our "Blue Badge Guides" are knowledgeable, informative and entertaining.

For more information or to book your guide contact the STGA office

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