Me in 3 words –  Sociable | Honest | Faithful
My favourite place in Scotland – My favourite place in Scotland is Oban having lived there for three and a half years of my life
My Scottish hero – Alexander Fleming as he invented Penicillan which at one point saved my life


What is your passion? The passions in my life are my wife, son, daughter and four grandchildren.

Tell us a bit about you - I was born and brought up in Dunoon and attended Kirn Primary and Dunoon Grammar School. I joined the Police as a Police Cadet at the age of sixteen. When I became a Police Constable I served in Campbeltown and Oban. I left the Police in 1975 and became a pub manager in Oban. I later became a hotel manager in Dunoon where I met my wife after interviewing her for a job and here we are forty three years later! When we got married I rejoined the Police and served in Helensburgh, Islay, Taynuilt, Ardrishaig, Isla and Dunoon from where I retired after thirty years service. Since retiring I have had a job delivering trailers. I then worked as a responder attending to elderly people who had fallen. I also delivered medication to vulnerable people. 

Do you have a favourite tour? My favourite tour is the seven day tour which is mostly on the West coast. It' s a nice duration to be out touring and the places are familiar to me as I grew up on the West Coast. 

What's your favourite drink amongst friends? When drinking with friends I enjoy whisky mainly from the Island of Jura

When you’re not on tour? When I am not touring my wife and I are keen caravaners and tour all over Britain. I also enjoy clay target shooting and being in my garden.

What do you love about Scotland and Best Scottish Tours? I love Scotland especially the west coast for its mountains, lochs , ruggedness and history. What I enjoy most about working for Best Scottish Tours is that I get to meet some lovely people and showing them all the scenic and historic parts of Scotland is very satisfying.


What people say...
''Our enjoyment was greatly enhanced by Alex's humorous and informative commentary and his hard work behind the scenes to ensure every day went smoothly. We marvelled at his ability to navigate the winding roads of this gorgeous landscape, all the while relaying the legends and history that give Scotland its character and charm. From Saucy Mary on Skye to the devastation at the Culloden battlefield, from Hairy Coos and spring lambs, from quaint towns to beautiful waterfalls, we were entertained each day by a true storyteller.''Michele K, Canada
''Our driver Alex was great. Good stories and a good sense of humour.'' April C, USA