About us

About Us

Our Story and vision

By Tom, Adventures-Scotland Ltd founder and CEO. I moved to Scotland from the Alps in 2004. I fell in love with this country very quickly and it naturally became my home. I started to explore on land and water before I became a guide. However, I never stopped exploring and the more I do so, the more I love it. I remember how I felt when I visited all those amazing places we go on our tours for the first time. This passion is the heartbeat of the company and each of us has it within ourselves. I once was in your shoes and I know where you can find what you are looking for. I also know that without the right experience and local knowledge you lose a lot of time looking for those places that are not sign posted and how easily it is to get lost in the hills as trails are not marked. In Scotland more than any other place in Europe, local knowledge is invaluable as it is beautifully wild and unspoiled. Your holidays are precious; let us make your adventures in Scotland a success. We all come from different backgrounds and life experiences. Some of us started as guides in the outdoor industry, some worked in the tourism sector until we all met! We use our local knowledge and experience to put together the perfect tour for those wishing to explore the most scenic authentic places and live their Scottish experience fully, no matter your level or ability. Life brought us together to form the dream team! Our knowledge and passion ensures we deliver the best experience of Scotland, for everyone, at every budget.

Our Mission

100% satisfaction, nothing less! We will do everything we can to make sure your holiday is a success from the beginning until the end. We share our knowledge, experience and passion of Scotland with you every step of the way. From the first moment we talk on the phone, all the way through your adventure until we leave you completely in love with Scotland. We listen to you, then give you some valuable suggestions and we put together the perfect tour, tailored to your expectations. Everyone is unique, that is why we adapt all our tours to make them perfect, for you ! We are confident that exploring Scotland with us is the best way to discover this amazing country and our clients can testify of that.

Meet the team

Our team are each hand-picked for their knowledge, pride and passion for Scotland wilderness. Our office team are passionate about delivering exceptional customer service, from the moment you first find us, we will guide you to make sure that you get the best tour for you. Our team who take you out on the road are chosen for their expertise, knowledge and ability to entertain, they will regale you with folklore, myths, history and legend. And we don’t just leave this to chance - we are proud to have won many awards which are testament to how our people want to be a part of your experience. We do everything we can to ensure you get a great tour, led by a great guide, someone you know really cares about what they do and how they do it.

Tom

CEO & Founder
Mountain, Canoe, Kayak, Raft and MTB guide / Ski instructor / Tour guide. Tom loves to be on the field. His knowledge of the Scottish countryside is truly impressive and thanks to his extensive qualifications he can show you Scotland’s hidden gems on land, snow and water. The multi-tool of the company! Top qualities: People skills, his knowledge and passion. Favourite place: Outer & South Hebrides, Small Isles, Orkney and Shetlands

Maria

Admin coordinator
Making sure the admin tasks are running smoothly throughout the company. She loves hiking in her native Scotland with her two kids and loves live Celtic music in a pub ! A positive person Top qualities: Well organised, fun, kind, and always positive Favourite place: Arran and Jura

Pit

Webdesigner / Trail running guide / Ski touring guide
Pit is our all terrain sports car. He ran the hardest Ultra Trail Marathons in the world and loves to share this passion for running with others. He designed and looks after our website. Top qualities: Creative, friendly and very fit Favourite place: Arran, The Cairngorms and the Trossachs

Christine

Mountain guide / MTB guide/ Tour guide
One of the kindest and modest people you will meet. Great knowledge of the mountain environment and if you want to expand your knowledge, ask Christine anything about rocks, she is a qualified geologist ! Top qualities: Soft people skills, team player, very fun Favourite place: Harris and Torridon

Mike

Mountain guide/ MTB guide / Tour guide
Mike is our most experienced guide. His CV is impressive! On top of guiding in Scotland, Mike also loves guiding long distance biking expeditions in Europe and big treks in Africa like Kilimanjaro or Mt Toubkal. Top qualities: people skills, great experience and a fab entertainer Favourite place: Glencoe and the Cuillins of Skye

Neill

Mountain guide / Climbing guide / Tour guide
Neill is the real explorer of the team. He loves long distance expeditions by foot or by bike. He knows the most remote parts of Scotland like nobody else. He is a very skilful climber as well. Top qualities: Great Scottish banter Favourite place: All the remote parts of the West coast of Scotland from North to South

Susan

Mountain guide / Trail running guide / MTB guide / Tour guide
Susan is a proper outdoor person. She loves guiding groups in her native country. Based in the Stirling, the gateway to the highlands, she goes hiking, running and biking whenever she can. Often with her dog that struggles to keep up with her. Top qualities: Great leadership skills, very friendly and knowledgeable Favourite place: Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park

Amy

Mountain guide / Booking manager / Tour guide
Amy is the ultimate walker. Based in Inverness, an ideal location with so much routes within an hour drive. A soon as she has a free day you can be sure to find her in the hills. Amy looks after all our accommodations and deals with reservations. Top qualities: Well organised, approachable and super kind Favourite place: Assynt, NW Highlands

Careers

Working at Adventures Scotland you will be able to share your passion for travel and for providing amazing travel experiences with our clients who are as passionate about travel as you. We have a unique culture and we’d love you to be part of it. Interested in joining our team ? Please take a look below for information on positions and how to apply !

 

Tour guides may do some or all of the following:

  • escort people on trips or tours, including tours into natural areas
  • describe and explain points of interest on the trip or tour
  • arrange entry to places such as museums, government buildings and exhibitions
  • answer questions and give out written information
  • arrange or prepare meals and accommodation
  • drive a vehicle such as a bus or coach
  • act as an interpreter

Tour guides need to have:

  • 1 or more NGB qualifications
  • knowledge of the area they cover and its features or attractions
  • knowledge of Scotland culture, history, society, geography, flora and fauna
  • knowledge of other cultures
  • good driving skills
  • leadership and public speaking skills.

Working conditions :

  • may work a 40-hour week, do shift work including evenings and weekends, work part time, or work only during the peak season
  • may work outside in all weather conditions, or inside a museum or other attraction
  • may travel for their job, locally or nationally.
 
 

Tour guides may do some or all of the following:

  • escort people on trips or tours, including tours into natural areas
  • describe and explain points of interest on the trip or tour
  • arrange entry to places such as museums, government buildings and exhibitions
  • answer questions and give out written information
  • arrange or prepare meals and accommodation
  • drive a vehicle such as a bus or coach
  • act as an interpreter

 

Tour guides need to have:

  • knowledge of the area they cover and its features or attractions
  • knowledge of Scotland culture, history, society, geography, flora and fauna
  • knowledge of other cultures
  • good driving skills
  • leadership and public speaking skills.

 

Working conditions :

  • may work a 40-hour week, do shift work including evenings and weekends, work part time, or work only during the peak season
  • may work outside in all weather conditions, or inside a museum or other attraction
  • may travel for their job, locally or nationally.

Tour guides may do some or all of the following:

  • escort people on trips or tours, including tours into natural areas
  • describe and explain points of interest on the trip or tour
  • arrange entry to places such as museums, government buildings and exhibitions
  • answer questions and give out written information
  • arrange or prepare meals and accommodation
  • drive a vehicle such as a bus or coach
  • act as an interpreter

 

Tour guides need to have:

  • knowledge of the area they cover and its features or attractions
  • knowledge of Scotland culture, history, society, geography, flora and fauna
  • knowledge of other cultures
  • good driving skills
  • leadership and public speaking skills.

 

Working conditions :

  • may work a 40-hour week, do shift work including evenings and weekends, work part time, or work only during the peak season
  • may work outside in all weather conditions, or inside a museum or other attraction
  • may travel for their job, locally or nationally.

Tour guides may do some or all of the following:

  • escort people on trips or tours, including tours into natural areas
  • describe and explain points of interest on the trip or tour
  • arrange entry to places such as museums, government buildings and exhibitions
  • answer questions and give out written information
  • arrange or prepare meals and accommodation
  • drive a vehicle such as a bus or coach
  • act as an interpreter

 

Tour guides need to have:

  • knowledge of the area they cover and its features or attractions
  • knowledge of Scotland culture, history, society, geography, flora and fauna
  • knowledge of other cultures
  • good driving skills
  • leadership and public speaking skills.

 

Working conditions :

  • may work a 40-hour week, do shift work including evenings and weekends, work part time, or work only during the peak season
  • may work outside in all weather conditions, or inside a museum or other attraction
  • may travel for their job, locally or nationally.

You want to join the team ?

Let's get in touch !