Hi, I’m Neil


Hi, I’m Neil

I’ve lived in Edinburgh for 58 years

I speak English

I am a Tourist Guide


After thirty-four years working for a large Scottish law firm and a further four in the wilderness, I think I’ve finally found my calling… an opportunity to show visitors my country while telling stories, sometimes tall, while hopefully being educational and entertaining. I was born and brought up in Edinburgh and have lived in Scotland all my life with the exception of a three-year period when I went East to experience another culture. I am of course biased towards what Edinburgh has to offer (it is the greatest city in the world) but acknowledge the depth of history and attraction of our other cities and of course the beauty of our islands, countryside, and waterways. I have worked semi-professionally as a photographer and am familiar with the areas around Scotland where the scenery will bring out the best in your art. I am also very much interested in our national drink (not Irn Bru) and can guide you around the areas where our many distilleries are situated. There’s a lot to see and do in Scotland, I’d be happy to be part of your experience.

My knowledge & interests

Hosts expertise History Hosts expertise Photography Hosts expertise Culture & customs Hosts expertise Music
Street food Local cuisine Art galleries & museums Parks Gardens Scenic routes Political history Economic history Social history Architectural history Religious history Cityscape photography Street photography Portrait photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Whiskey Local beers Vintage shops Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Alternative or underground culture Local speciality drinks Painting Traditional art Contemporary art Art history Specialty shops Bookstores Music stores Antique shops Landscape photography Wildlife photography Action photography Sports photography Commercial photography Night photography Nature photography Post-modern architecture Gothic architecture Pop music Rock music Blues music Traditional music Electronic music R&B Metal music Indie music

Experiences I love to host