Although his home has now been Edinburgh for many years, Ruaridh was born and bred in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, a region steeped in myth, mystery and history.
After studying at Glasgow University, he worked abroad for many years, teaching in France and the Middle East, before returning to Scotland and teaching courses in the rapidly developing field of computer network technologies. At the same time, he was also able to develop his passion for Scotland's past by giving guided tours of the National Museum of Scotland and of Edinburgh's old town.
He now lives in Edinburgh and enjoys the great privilege of showing visitors round this historic city. The old town with its iconic castle perched atop the craggy remnants of a volcano and The Royal Mile meandering down to the renaissance Holyrood Palace is a must see for any visitor. Together with the splendour of the 18th-century Georgian New Town, they make up Edinburgh's World Heritage Site.
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