St Andrews Day Trip
Visit St Andrews University
Home of Golf
Hugh was born in Scotland, and raised on his father’s farm in Perthshire. He was educated at Cambridge University, where he read French and German literature. After completing his doctoral thesis in German, he joined the British foreign service, and spent over 25 years travelling the world as a diplomat, ultimately with the rank of ambassador.
Robin was born in Ayrshire, and after a spell in Aberdeen, has lived and worked in Edinburgh since arriving as a student in the '70s. He has guided since 2012 and loves sharing with visitors his fascination with this spectacular city and how it has evolved over the centuries. Robin takes a keen interest in Scottish history and also has a special passion for the country's traditional song and music. He believes no day in Edinburgh is complete without a coffee and cake in a carefully selected cafe, or, depending on the time of day, a pint of real ale in one of the many fine pubs, whether on or off the tourist trail.
Born in Edinburgh, brought up in Edinburgh, Edinburgh through and through, David’s studies at university for an honours degree included Scottish, British and European history. He has a lifelong familiarity with the history and architecture of his native city but still constantly wonders at its ability to change. Before learning how to explain and interpret the history and culture of his native land by training to become a professionally qualified Scottish Tourist Guide, he practised Scots law. His interests lie mainly in history, law - and perhaps the odd whisky! Nowadays he combines passing on knowledge through guiding across Edinburgh (and Scotland generally) with passing on knowledge through teaching trainee lawyers and trainee tourist guides.