St Andrews Day Trip
Visit St Andrews University
Home of Golf
Educated in modern languages at Bristol and Oxford, Maggie subsequently received an MA from Edinburgh. Before becoming a professional Scottish tour guide she taught, mainly literature, in a variety of educational establishments in England and Scotland. Additionally, she has organized voluntary work placements in Romania and Hungary. She has lived in Edinburgh for most of her life and is very familiar with its history, architecture, and art. Through her family she has close associations with museums and galleries, and enjoys showing guests around this wonderful city full of architectural detail, mysterious medieval passageways, and glorious vistas.
Alex Collins is a PhDl student in the History of Art at the University of Edinburgh, where he researches medieval art and architecture.. He studied his MA in Art History and English at the University of St Andrews in 2009, before working in heritage and local government. At the University of Edinburgh, Alex teaches art and architectural history.
After a teaching career, Marion started leading tours all over Scotland, but her passion lay in Glasgow and its architecture. Her particular interests are art, architecture and history although she si also interested in current affairs and in Scotland’s geology and landscapes and in many other aspects of Scotland. She regularly attends continuing education classes in the winter at Glasgow University, mainly on art and architecture, and she is a volunteer guide at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow largest museum. There is always space for one more book on Mackintosh on her bookshelves.