I moved to Coatbridge in Scotland at a very young age. The region is called Lanarkshire, which was then at the centre of Scotland’s industrial heartland. After High School, I qualified as an Environmental Health Officer and worked in various Local Government posts till early retirement as a senior manager in 2010. I also served as an officer in the Territorial Army, and retired as a Major.
My passion for Scotland defines me and I avidly seek information about all aspects cultural, historical, political and geographical. My mother’s family background is Scottish and Irish which has given me a deep fascination for Celtic History, Music, Culture, Literature and Poetry. My activities are varied and include genealogy, fly fishing, gardening, aviculture and our Border Terrier, Tia, but I place my family and friends above all of these. Not a lot of people know that my love for Scottish music had me toying with folk singing at one time - when they hear me sing that probably never occurs to them!
I love working for BST because of the close-knit family atmosphere in the team. Also, the size of our tours provides the chance to meet small groups of people and to develop a closer tie with them than would be the case in a larger tour. There are many responsibilities for a driver/guide with Best Scottish Tours but I believe the most important one is to ensure that guests thoroughly enjoy their tour with us.
"THANK YOU Best Scottish Tours and THANK YOU to our tour driver Terry. This trip was above and beyond my expectations. Terry our tour guide made the trip - his depth and wealth of knowledge of all things, his beautiful personality, his warmth, his love of his country and his ability to adapt to our interests and needs - absolutely fantastic! Again, thank you, thank you, thank you for the trip of lifetime."Nicole Batts - Auckland, New Zealand
"Terry was a fantastic guide, taking us not only to the places specified on our itinerary, but also tweaking things based on the preferences of my teens and me. We got to climb the fairy hills, ride on the Glenelg turntable ferry (awesome!), climb rocks next to the sea, see an iron age sand house, and enjoy a game of Shinty. He truly kept us going from (at least) 9-5 each day. His knowledge of the Scottish landscape and history is outstanding. At Culloden, there were other tourists gathering around to hear him speak of the battle. We truly enjoyed his stories, his CD collection, and his singing!"Nicole Batts - Auckland, New Zealand