David Tucker

David Tucker

Regional Qualification(s):

Scotland

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

01786 832 168, 07834 244 453

Email:

dave.tucker@me.com

Website:

stga.co.uk

Introduction:

Based in Stirling, Scotland, David works as a Tourist Guide in Scotland and across Britain as a Tour Manager. He has worked with small and large groups of visitors, on day trips and on extended tours and guided (in English) for a range of nationalities. Coach and walking tours (not a driver guide).

Interests include history, landscape, gardens and the arts. Favourite visits include Stirling Castle, St Andrews, Perthshire, Oban, Isle of Skye, Glasgow. "Outlander" locations

Local knowledge: Central Scotland (Stirlingshire, Perthshire, Falkirk, Fife, Angus)

David qualified as a Blue Badge tourist guide in 2010 after a varied career in research, music and gardening

Member and former director of Scottish Tourist Guides Association

Personal Interests:

Castles, cities, scenery, golf, royalty, whisky, shopping, Outlander

Special Interests:

Agriculture

Sheepdog training, livestock farming, Highland Cattle

Countryside

lochs, glens and bens, The Highlands of Scotland

Castles & Palaces

Stirling Castle

Birds & Animals

Red kites

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Scottish Colourists, Glasgow Boys

Architecture

Scottish tower houses and castles

Transport

Railways of Europe

Walking Tours

Edinburgh and Stirling

Theatre

Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling University

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Holyroodhouse, Glamis, Inveraray, Falkland

Sports & Pastimes

Golf

Shopping

Edinburgh and Glasgow. House of Bruar. Edinburgh Woollen Mill. Gretna Green

Royalty

The Stuart dynasty. Mary Queen of Scots. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Music

Popular and classical. I am a pianist!

Regional Tours

Central Scotland and the Highlands

Museums

National Museum of Scotland, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Riverside Museum of Transport, Scotland Street Museum, Museum of Childhood

Media

Film, TV, radio and publishing in Scotland. Braveheart, Harry Potter, Outlander

Literature

Scottish writers: Burns, Scott, Stevenson

History & Prehistory

The Stuart dynasty

Geography & Geology

The landscape of Scotland - lochs, glens, bens, coasts

Gardens

Scottish parks and gardens. Experienced gardener

Galleries

Art galleries of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Perth

Food & Drink

Scotch whisky distillery tours

Folklore & Traditions

Ceilidhs (Scottish country dances), Highland games

Additional Qualifications:

STGA Blue Badge

Driver Guide:

No