Kathleen Cameron, Scottish Tourist Guide

Kathleen Cameron, Scottish Tourist Guide

Kathleen Cameron, Scottish Tourist Guide
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Private day or extended tours starting from Glasgow, Edinburgh and elsewhere in Scotland. I am a professionally qualified licensed driver-guide with full insurances. English and Spanish spoken. Personalised interesting itineraries created for groups up to 8. Take the road less travelled and have time to stop where you wish. All areas of Scotland covered including the islands.
Inveraray, Scotland

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marianne d
Skipton, UK6 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
This is a perfect location for exploring the local area and the flat has everything you could possibly want or need!
Kath is a wonderful, knowledgeable host who is generous with her time & recommendations & always to hand with any questions or advice.
The flat is newly decorated, immaculately clean and well thought out with quality linen, extensive kitchen accessories, contemporary art, books of interest and a beautiful garden room for relaxing.
With gift shops, a co op supermarket, restaurants, cafes, a museum, a fish & chip shop, a castle and pubs - all within 5-10 minutes walking distance, this really is suitable for couples, families & friends wanting quality accommodation in a very picturesque location - thanks for everything Kath, we will be back!!!!
Written 27 January 2024
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Teresa C
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Sept 2023 • Couples
Kathleen saved us for sure. We were stranded at Damally station with no idea how we would get to Campbell castle in Inverary. She drove all the way from Inverary to Damally to pick us up and take us to our hotel. She also secured us a ride back with another driver from Oban because she was going on holiday and would not be available. Definitely went above and beyond to help us and it is so rare to find someone so caring. She also stopped at Kilchurn castle and took out pics in front of it. We did not know at the time that Kilchurn was actually the castle the my husbands ancestors originated. A wonderful guide full of stories and just a wonderful person at heart. The world would be a much better place with more Kathleen’s!
Written 1 December 2023
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Lisa C
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Sept 2022
We had a superb tour with Kathy Cameron, spending 6 days and 5 nights together, leaving and returning from Edinburgh. Kathy put together an outstanding itinerary for us, avoiding the throngs of tourists that were in Scotland this summer, taking us to beautiful and historically significant places that were mainly off the beaten path. We criss-crossed the width of Scotland, visiting gorgeous islands and the highlands in the West ,as well as Cairngorms National Park and cities in the East. Kathy found comfortable, charming, and reasonably priced accommodations for us. She is an excellent and careful driver, and taught us so much about the history and culture of Scotland while being a lively and fun companion. Highly recommend!
Written 16 September 2022
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FlyLikeAnEagle_57
Blanchardstown, Ireland74 contributions
Jul 2022
I can't adequately express my appreciation for Kathy and her service. She's a "Blue Tag" guide who really knows her stuff. She does a tremendous job conveying her knowledge to her guests. She adapted to our interests and needs during our three days together. She's also a careful driver.

My son left behind his laptop so we contacted Kathy for assistance. She was absolutely fabulous about going above and beyond to getting it returned to him.

I cannot say enough good things about her. We feel like she's a part of our family. Thanks to Kathy we made some great family memories in Scotland.
Written 17 July 2022
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karenk300176
Boston, UK1 contribution
Sept 2017 • Friends
Kathy gave us a superb day tour to Campbeltown via Carradale during our recent stay in Inveraray. Her commentary and local knowledge added so much to our enjoyment of the trip that we wished we could have spent longer with her.

I would highly recommend her services as a tour guide.
Written 25 September 2017
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Debbie_M5001
Concord, CA8 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
My sister, brother-in-law and I just got back from a 10-day tour of the Scottish Highlands with Kathy as our driver guide. The primary focus of our trip was to visit ancestral sites of our clan, get a flavor of the country and maybe see some locations where Outlander films (my favorite show). Kathy more than exceeded our expectations and gave us a tour we will never forget. For many months prior to the trip I worked with Kathy to create our itinerary. She acted as our travel agent booking charming B&B's (guest houses) that offered big breakfasts and lodging for three.
We toured Edinburgh on our own and then Kathy picked us up for the rest of the tour. She was fantastic - fun, knowledgeable and relentless in providing us a variety of activities based on our interests. Since we were in a smaller car, we frequently drove off the beaten path where the scenery was stunning. We saw castles, distilleries, a sheep dog demonstration, a festival with pipers, multiple lochs and islands, Culloden Moor and standing stones. We saw the locations where our ancestors lived and rode the Jacobite Steam Train (aka: Hogwart's Express). We also visited the Highland Folk Museum and Doune Castle, both featured in Outlander.
There is really no better way to see the Highlands of Scotland than to engage a tour guide driver. The roadways are often narrow and it's hard to judge distances between locations. If you're an American and think it might be fun to drive on the other side of the road, this is NOT the place to do it. With Kathy as our guide we were able to visit so many places and enjoy a customized holiday - well worth every penny.
The Highlands of Scotland are more beautiful and green that I ever imagined. One caution, if you're going to Scotland, prepare for all kinds of weather. We had sun, rain, wind and fog, frequently within an hour's time. When people were sweltering in London, we were bundled up. We didn't let the weather get in the way of an amazing trip. We have Kathy to thank for it. Slainte!
Written 8 July 2017
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shsdawg
Mississippi54 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
We had a great day out from Oban to Glen Coe and back with Kathy back in July. She really knows her stuff and also knows the back roads. We had a wonderful time and I would highly recommend her services!
Written 16 August 2016
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rockcreekgirl
Sarasota, FL132 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
We were fortunate enough to have hired Kathy Cameron as our driver/guide for 5 days in Scotland. We didn't know anyone who had met her, so we relied on internet information.

What a find. Kathy was prompt, efficient, and pleasant. Most important, she is an excellent driver. (Trust me: those one-lane roads in the countryside can be pretty harrowing.) Also, she knows Scotland. On our way to a previously booked ferry, we learned that the road we were to take was closed because of a traffic accident. Kathy was able to reroute us so that we arrived for the ferry on time. Haha--little did we know that the ferry was 2 hours late. This brings me to another of Kathy's assets: she will always cover your back. We had bought our ferry passage by telephone. When we arrived to pick up the tickets, our names appeared in the computer and we were told we were all set. While we were browsing in a nearby shop, Kathy checked on our tickets. In all the confusion with the delayed ferry, the clerk had ditched our tickets! Kathy set him straight, ensuring that we were the first car on the ferry when it did finally arrive.

She went above and beyond her duties. One of us has trouble walking, and she frequently offered to drive us to or from a restaurant even after we had said our goodbyes for the evening.

She knows her stuff. There was little time during our journey with Kathy that she wasn't explaining the history of a place, the geologic reason for a stone formation, or local lore. Also, she's an avid fiddler who studies and plays Scottish folk music, so she can steer you (tee hee) in the direction of live music and, if you like, will play CDs--or even sing!

Here's the bottom line: she's a good driver, a knowledgeable guide, and an extremely pleasant woman.

[Much of this review is contrasted with our experience with another guide in another country, who was funny and pleasant but not very knowledgeable.]
Written 20 June 2016
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Anne M
Inveraray, UK49 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
Kathy is a very professional tour guide she has good nolage of the local and surrounding area . I would recommend her tours
Written 30 June 2015
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SUNnSURF88
Newtown Square, PA42 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
Kathy helped my sister and I search for a lost city from which some of our ancestors originated in the Lochgilphead area. I think we came close to finding it with Kathy's expertise. If you are looking for a guide in the Argyll area, she is the best! I was told by other guides that Kathy knows that area better than anyone else. She also took us to Inveraray Castle. We even saw the Duke. She was our guide for 2 day, and I learned so much. My favorite besides the castle was the Kilmartin area with the standing stones similar to Stonehenge. She even showed us viking graves. Wonderful guide!
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Written 1 August 2014
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