What does your job involve?
My job entails taking local people or international/UK visitors on tour around different parts of Scotland including cities. These tours can be bespoke as designed by myself or as requested by tour or cruise companies, agents or individuals/families themselves.
They can be walking tours, by coach, by car, chauffeur driven with the main purpose of informing and entertaining my guests. I have also on occasions manned hospitality desks in hotels to inform guests about attractions they may want to visit and tours they may wish to take. I can also be asked where is the best place to get some authentic Scottish food and drink!
I studied geography at the University of Edinburgh and was interested in how landscapes were formed as well as the connectivity between climate, rock, vegetation and soil. Where better to explore this than in Scotland and my home city of Edinburgh. I guess my interest expanded and becoming a tourist guide was a way I could share this with people.