Christine MacIntyre, Tour Guide
Location: Argyll specifically but can go take you anywhere in Scotland.
Tours Half day tours. All day tours. Personalised weekend or week long tours. Columba’s Trail is a small flexible company able to cater for your own time requirements.
Suggestions Castles, lochs, archeology, Gaelic culture. Pilgrimage routes. Best photo stops. Tours for amateur photographers just wishing to visit beautiful spots in Argyll. Off the beaten track. Old deserted Argyll villages. Gardens. Local artist visits.
Unique features: Tours limited to max of 4 persons. Tours in a small camper van which allows for higher viewing position and plenty of space to spread out in. Stops in beautiful locations to have a picnic of the best local produce Argyll/Scotland has on offer. Fluent Gaelic speaker. Has a good sense of humour. Knows plenty about Scottish Traditional music & gaelic songs.
Experience: over 20 years experience. Guided in the beautiful Hebrides for many years and now relocated to Argyll – Scotland’s best kept secret! Full Insurance cover. Did the Scottish Tour Guide training while living in the Hebrides but have my own unique slant to guiding. I have an Honours degree in Scottish history but won’t give stuffy over informed boring too many facts narrations. An excellent choice for ladies travelling on their own.
Have shown TV companies where to get the best information e.g. organised a schedule for the American program Chronicle for the then journalist Peter Mahegan WCVB-TV, (which, by the early 1980s, was considered by the New York Times to be “the best TV station in the country”).