Tour Guide

Your tour guide is a charming and urbane man from Banchory with a keen interest in local history and heritage. A graduate in History from the University of Aberdeen, he has spent many years exploring the Valley of the Dee, and imparts his knowledge of the area with a deft and light touch.

The author of two best-selling cookbooks, ‘Fun With Spinach’ and ‘The Handsome Chip’, he has just published the award-winning self-help book ‘Fab at 40 – Too bad you’re 50’. A Burgess of Guild of the City of Aberdeen and a member of the Royal Northern and University Club, he runs an advertising agency in Aberdeen and is the devoted father of 2 handsome boys, neither of whom takes him too seriously.

He is also the proud recipient of an Excellence Award from the US military (Special Forces) 'For Outstanding Performance'.

Neolithic Standing Stones Off The Beaten Track Legends Coming To Life Hidden Gems in Hidden Glens Balmoral Loch Muick River Dee Crathes Castle River Dee near Ballater Invercauld Bridge River Dee

“A lovely day out with a charming host, thank you Mike”
Eva Lakatos, Budapest, Hungary
“We saw lots of beautiful places and learnt much history from you. You and the tour were the highlight of our trip to Scotland….We hope to see you again one day.”
Hampton & Patricia Stewart, Pebble Beach, California
“We were deeply impressed with the landscape, history, insights and stories about Scotland and also your pleasant and friendly manner. It was like a day out with an old friend.”
Stefan Oettmeier, Frankfurt, Germany
“Our guests had the most wonderful day out on Deeside with you. Mike, you are a great brand ambassador for Scotland.”
Heather Allan, Ballater, Deeside
“This really was the highlight of our trip to the UK, just great !”
Mike McLellan, Alabama, USA