Travel Through Scotland

with Jean Blair

Professional Blue Badge Private Tour Guide Scotland


Ceud Mille Failte! Hundred thousands welcomes!

Hello! My name is Jean Blair and I am a Scottish Tourist Blue Badge Driver and Guide providing private tours throughout Scotland.

Blue Badge guides are recognised world wide for their professionalism, experience and guiding qualities, trained to the highest standard abiding by the standards of performance set out by the Scottish Tourist Guide Association.

Individual car tours allow visitors access to areas of Scotland inaccessible with larger vehicles. Checking out those wee hidden gems around Scotland, these special places which stay in your memory forever.

I am a member of the Scottish Tourist Guide Association (STGA) I am also a memember of WFTGA ( World Federstion of Tourist Guides ) and FEG. ( Federation of European Guides )

If you are interested in private tours of Edinburgh or other Scottish cities just drop me an enquiry and I’ll get back to you

Travel History

I also offer tour planning, meet and greet at arrivals at airports and railway stations, giving talks to groups, working with conference and incentive groups coming to Scotland, working with film crews and site inspections.

I qualified as a Hadrian’s Wall guide with the Institute Of Tourist Guiding, I attended a study course in North East England, if you would like to visit some of the many Roman sites along Hadrian’s Wall, it is possible to do a day tour from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Years Guiding

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Recent Travels
These are a few of my recent trips with visitors

Visitors from Tampa, Florida

Brilliant trip with some lovely guests from Tampa, Florida.   Leaving Edinburgh driving north west to the shores of the Firth of Forth at South Queensferry for a photo stop of the 3 Bridges spanning the river. Driving over the Queensferry Crossing the 21st c...

Good to meet up with Rick Steves US Travel writer again!

July 2019   I have travelled around Scotland this past month, with many lovely interesting visitors from different parts of the USA, South Carolina, Washington State, New York, California to name a few. I met up with Rick Steves the American travel writer again in...

Mary Queen of Scots

Marie Stuart is a fascinating character in Scottish and English history! The struggles bewteeen the two most powerful women both Queens in their own right on either side of the Border between the two countries, have seen a huge...

Dundee , UNESCO city of Design

Travelling time to Scotland’s 4th largest populated city on the east coast of Scotland from Glasgow & Edinburgh is approximately 90 minutes Dundee has been in the past an industrial city, famous for the three Js Jute, Jam and...


Fans & followers of the Outlander books written by the American author Diana Gabaldon now made into a tv series have been arriving in Scotland to visit the places associated with the handsome Jamie Fraser and his wife Claire. Based around the last Jacobite Rebellion...

Jean's 10 Tips & Tricks For Traveling

Some aspects visitors may be surprised by! ………

Some Favourite Trips

The Kelpies & The Pineapple

The Kelpies & The Pineapple Two distinct features in our landscape on route to Stirling The Kelpies are the 30 metre high horses head sculptures designed by Andy Scott, opened in 2013, situated in The Helix a parkland beside the Forth & Clyde Canal in the town of...

Travelling to the West Coast

 Destination Isle of Mull, one of my favourite islands Driving north west from Edinburgh towards the ferry port of Oban Our journey takes the route through the towns and villages of Stirling, Callendar, Glen Ogle, Crianlarich, at Tyndrum turning left to drive west...

From Edinburgh and on to The Scottish Borders

From Edinburgh and on to The Scottish Borders

Driving south of Edinburgh to the village of Roslin to visit the ancient 15thc Rosslyn Chapel then driving further south through the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders. First stop at Scotts’s view point a favourite place of Sir Walter Scott’s one of Scotland’s...

Travels through Fife and St Andrews

Travels through Fife and St Andrews

Leaving Edinburgh driving north west to the shores of the Firth of Forth at South Queensferry for a photo stop of the 3 Bridges spanning the river. Driving over the Queensferry Crossing the 21st c bridge to the Kingdom of Fife,...

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall

Travelling south through the Scottish Borders towards the town of Jedburgh, stopping briefly to photo the ancient 12thc ruined Abbey, sitting roundly above the Jed Water the river which flows through the town. Continuing towards Carter Bar the pass over the Cheviot...

"We really enjoyed the tour you provided, along with the history and cultural points you narrated. We feel so lucky to have found you and hope we can visit Scotland again and once again have you show us more of your wonderful country. You live in a very beautiful and...

I want to thank you for being such a wonderful guide and companion on my trip through Scotland. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Donna Beltz aka DB Reynolds, author California Oct 2018

Jean, We are finally home and trying to recover. I wanted to email you before time got away from me to let you know how much we enjoyed our Scotland trip. You were a wonderful guide and driver! You were attentive and attuned to our needs and what we would like to see...

Thank you again for a wonderful tour and a cherished memory. May God bless you, Mary, Mack and Joseph, Texas June 2018

Jean, Thank you for the most enjoyable 3 day guided driving tour. We’ve covered a lot of territory at a comfortable pace. Your knowledge, personality, flexibility were invaluable. Also, as our plans evolved, you were very accommodating with our itinerary. It has truly...