Company founder and guide
I set up Scot Free Tours in 2016 to challenge people’s perceptions of Aberdeen by telling them lesser-known stories of the city. I started guiding when I was a student at the University of Edinburgh and when I returned home to Aberdeen I was looking for a way to keep doing tours. In the end, I decided the best thing to do was to set up my own business.
My guiding style is irreverent and I like to focus on the stories of individuals - preferably the funny, gruesome or unexpected bits.
Tours I do
I am originally from California and first came to Aberdeen in 1984 with the oil industry. The oil field brought me to the Granite City a further two times, with the last stint lasting from 1995 until now. I retired about 10 years ago and began doing guided tours for friends and family for my health and enjoyment. I discovered Scot Free Tours in summer 2018 and having been working there ever since.
With oil, I have lived and worked in over 50 countries. With Scot Free Tours I get to meet people from all over the world; many from countries that I know.
Tours I do
Me considero ciudadano del mundo y por tal me he encargado la misión de contarle al mundo lo grandioso que es; especialmente en lugares tan fascinantes como Aberdeen, empecé de manera informal dando tours de turistas en México y Vancouver pero en Aberdeen es donde me he convertido oficialmente como un guía de turistas.
Me encanta mezclar la fantasía de las leyendas con un sustento real y crear una línea del tiempo para que cualquiera entienda la historia y cultura del lugar donde estoy interactuando y creando una conexión con los turistas para pasar un momento inolvidable.