John de W Shaw
‘Head of Passion’
Tartan Umbrella is a collective of some of the most informed and engaging tourist guides in Scotland.
All Blue Badge-trained or subject-specialised, our hand-picked guides can bring Scotland alive, as well as tailor tours for those with a special interest, including business, culture, education - and of course, the golfer.
We make a point of having dedicated guides who are equally at home with a full coach of visitors, small driver-guided groups, cruise ship passengers or walking parties.
We all have a passion for Scotland, and have many years’ experience of living and working in this glorious country. We particularly concentrate on giving our guests a ‘glimpse behind the skirts’ of our nation and providing a three-dimensional picture that makes a visit a memorable and special time.
Passion is infectious, so let us show you how exciting and vibrant all aspects of Scotland - past and present – are. We are at your disposal.
“Tartan Umbrella Tourist Guides provided an interesting and very informative short tour of Edinburgh for some European guests we had visiting. They were hugely knowledgeable and enthusiastic,
and we would highly recommend