Scottish Guided Tours

About Scottish Guided Tours

Hello from Scotland

‘Niall is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr. Rennie McOwan, Niall feels passionately about his role as a bespoke guide.

Directly descended from legendary Highland stalker Donald Ross, Chief Stalker to the Duke of Portland, Niall aims to give clients the best possible experience whether it be heritage related , historical, cultural  or perhaps a mixture of all three – the best that Scotland has to offer’

Niall ‘. . . showing visitors my  native Scotland is quite simply the perfect job’.

Niall will ensure you have a truly memorable and bespoke private tour tailored to suit your needs , interests and time frame. .

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Happy New Year to all our friends from Scottish Guided Tours. Traditionally we meet our families for a fun ‘Loony Dook’ on New Year’s Day. 

A ‘Loony Dook’ involves getting into freezing water and drinking whisky afterwards !!  A truly invigorating tradition and start to the year.  After all, it’s how the ‘Highland Fling’ was invented 🙂 Hopefully, see you in Scotland in 2022.

From my family to yours, Slainte ! Enquire about Private Guided Tours of Scotland 

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Generations of Exploring Scotland – Contact us

Rennie McOwan

Dad had such a passion for Scotland, our history and wild places. Most of these would feature during Rennie’s distinguished career as a Writer and Broadcaster. As children, we explored all over the Highlands and Islands. Every corner of the lowlands and borderlands became childhood adventures. 

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Like Father like son. This is Rennie, our beautiful wee boy. Baby Rennie has already seen more of Scotland than most. He’s toured the North Coast 500, the Isle of Skye, the Orkney Islands and the Scottish Borders. Nichola and I are always looking for new, exciting locations to show our guests.

The Highland Clans of Scotland are an important part of our culture & heritage. In modern times, the Highland Games have become an incredible spectacle and a great opportunity to witness the Pipes and Drums in full swing. Dad had the honour to be the Chieftan of the Highland Games. 

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As a private tour guide, I try and paint the same picture of Scotland that my Father painted for me.  Dad was inspired by tales from his Great Grandfather, which in turn, inspired his writing. History, folklore, epic castles and incredible scenery await –  Enquire about truly authentic private tours of Scotland.

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Private Tours of Scotland

One of the many benefits of exploring Scotland with a private Scottish guide, is that we use our decades of travelling Scotland and heritage, to provide the very best private tours of Scotland.

Scottish Guided Tours offer the complete door to door service. Pick up and drop off from your Hotel, B&B or even Cruise Ship Terminal.

Full travel planning, including booking your accommodation and attractions, are vital parts of planning relaxed and fun private tours of Scotland with Scottish Guided Tours.

Experience authentic Scottish culture, history and legends with our experienced Scottish Tour Guides.

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Experience an Unforgettable Tour of Scotland

Ten Star Review!
Ten Star Review! Read More
It’s been my dream to visit Scotland, and Niall McOwan of Scottish Guided Tours
made this the trip of my lifetime. He took wonderful care of us for five days; he
created so many wonderful experiences for us – I’ll never forget it – we took his
Outlander Tour – as a Scot, he is a wealth of Scots history, plus – he knows Outlander
the show. We missed him terribly when it was over. Ten stars!
Extraordinary!!! Outlander Tour
Extraordinary!!! Outlander Tour Read More
This was the most amazing tour!! Niall was absolutely fabulous and very
knowledgeable. My husband and I couldn’t imagine trying to see everything we
visited on this tour.
Unforgettable Tour of Isle of Skye
Unforgettable Tour of Isle of Skye Read More
First, if you are contemplating booking a tour with “Scottish Guided Tours”, we highly
recommend you contact them now!! Spectacular!! We were not sure how to tackle our planned travels to the Isle of Skye so we just googled “3-day tour / Isle of Skye”, and SGT (Scottish Guided Tours) was the first listed. Thank goodness for us…
The very best way to experience Scotland!
The very best way to experience Scotland! Read More
Please book now – YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! We only wished we could have had
even more time with Eddie and his phenomenal expertise about Scotland once we arrived in Edinburgh, with stops in Falkirk and Stirling. Eddie made the start of our
vacation truly magical. We are so grateful and immensely appreciative. Thank you!
I wish I could give them a million-star rating
I wish I could give them a million-star rating Read More
We booked two tours with them: a one-day Hadrian’s Wall Tour with Alan and a
four-day Stirling, Isle of Skye and Highland tour with Murray. Both guides were
amazing and made our trip unforgettable.
Spectacular 3-Day Outlander and St. Andrew's Day Tour
Spectacular 3-Day Outlander and St. Andrew’s Day Tour Read More
It is rare nowadays to say that something is perfection, but my fellow trip companions
and I would agree that our tour with Scottish Guided Tours led by Niall and Andrew
was just that. During our ten-day visit to Scotland, we journeyed on a three-day
Outlander tour with Niall as our guide and a one-day tour of St. Andrew’s led by
Touring with professionals
Touring with professionals Read More
Eddie, our most professional, congenial guide, was excellent. Our four days with him
were seamless. He filled us with the zest of the Inverness/Isle of Skye area and
people. My only regret was not having him with us for our entire trip. Thank you,
Eddie and Scotland Guided Tours.
The only way to travel to the Highlands and Islands
The only way to travel to the Highlands and Islands Read More
Our tour of the Highlands and Islands would not have been the same without Niall.
He took such great care of us, planned a truly amazing tour and handled all of the
logistical details. While discussing the itinerary, we started with the tour offered, and
he helped us customize our five-day trip so we could experience exactly what we
hoped. Additionally, we enjoyed our overnight accommodations based on Niall’s
excellent recommendations…
Scottish Guided Tours = Best Decision
Scottish Guided Tours = Best Decision Read More
It can be difficult choosing a tour company based on online reviews but choosing to
travel with Scottish Guided Tours was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made,
and we are so glad we did. We spent three days exploring Skye and the Highlands
with Niall as our guide, and our trip was so amazing that it completely surpassed all
of our expectations. We loved it!

Bespoke Tours of Scotland

Browse our private Day Tours or Multi-Day Tours of Scotland Plan bespoke tours of Scotland and explore with a private guide and transport. Private tours of Scotland designed around your time frame and interests – Enquire about Private Guided Tours of Scotland 

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Private Day Tours of Scotland

Explore a variety of private day tours of Scotland with Scottish Guided Tours. Private guided tours offering you complete door to door convenience.

Private multi-day Tours of Scotland

Multi-Day Tours of Scotland

Book an overnight private tour of Scotland with Scottish Guided Tours. Embark on a 2 day private tour or plan a 14 day private tour of Scotland.

Day Tours of Scotland

Bespoke Private Tours of Scotland

Plan your very own, private bespoke day tours or multi-day tour of Scotland. Private guided tours of Scotland focused your time frame and interests.

Why Scottish Guided Tours?

Door to Door Service

Your private tour guide shall greet you at your chosen location. Hotel, B&B or even Cruise Ship Terminal. The most convenient start possible to your private tour of Scotland. Complete Door-to-door service from Scottish Guided Tours. 

Your Guides

Niall and his team of experienced Scottish Tour Guides aim to give the best possible experience, whether heritage-related, historical, cultural or perhaps a mixture of all three. Fun and authentic private guided tours of Scotland – The best Scotland has to offer.

Private Tours of Scotland

Scottish Guided Tours delivers award-winning private tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travellers. Bespoke tours of Scotland designed around your time frame & interests.


Our brand-new luxury vehicles ensure great views, comfort, and plenty of room for all travellers and luggage. Private Small Group Tours of Scotland are exclusively for you and your travelling companions.

Book a Loch Ness Day Tour – Explore Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond with a Private Tour Guide – Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrians WallOutlander Tours plus many more private guided tours of Scotland… Contact us