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.
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.
Elaine was born and bred in Scotland and has a background in journalism. She studied Scottish History and Literature at the University of Glasgow and returned there in 2000 to complete a degree in Archaeology and Celtic Civilisation. She also has a postgraduate qualification in Museum Studies. She has a passion for showing visitors round historic Edinburgh and further afield in the beautiful Highlands (and is easily bribed with coffee). In her spare time she is Site Director of an archaeological field survey on the west coast island of Tiree, exploring prehistoric, Viking and later settlement evidence.