Hi, I’m Jim, a retired police officer turned tour guide

Tour Scotland
With The Kilted Guide.

I’m a Scotland Tour Guide, Blue Badge trained and fully accredited by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA) and I run tours for the whole of Scotland



Jim Leslie - Scotland Tour Guide

What to expect from your Scotland Tour Guide.

I am a fun-loving , enthusiastic guide who would love the chance to show you round my country.

As a Scotland Tour Guide my special interests include, Whisky Distilling (and Tasting!), Rabbie Burns, Religion in Scotland – including the Reformation and church architecture, Golf, Outlander, Jacobites, Mary Queen of Scots, Battlefield Tours and Clan History.

I offer luxury full day and extended tours in my Mercedes V-Class 7-seater people carrier.

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  • Scone Palace – Crowning Place of Kings
    Scone Palace – Crowning Place of Kings Scone Palace Nestled in a tranquil wooded setting, a couple of miles north of Perth, Scone Palace has played a central part in Scotland’s history. The home of the Murray family (Earls of Mansfield) for 400 years, the site has been strategically important for 5500 years with evidence… Read more: Scone Palace – Crowning Place of Kings
  • Robert Burns – Scotland’s National Poet
    Robert Burns – Scotland’s National Poet, celebrates his birthday on 25 January. Robert Burns was born in 1759, and his birthday is celebrated with Burns Suppers in every country and continent in the World, including Antarctica. He is possibly Scotland’s best-known son and a cultural icon chosen as the Greatest Scot in a national poll.… Read more: Robert Burns – Scotland’s National Poet
  • St Andrews – Religion, University and Golf

    To celebrate St Andrews Day, I have prepared a blog about his beautiful town for the British Guild of Tourist Guides. Simply click on the picture to read…

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About Jim Leslie – The Kilted Guide

I’m a fun-loving , enthusiastic guide who would love the chance to show you round my country. Whatever you are looking for during your visit, I can provide.

Are you an Outlander fan? We can follow in Claire and Jamie’s footsteps to the many filming locations across the country, many of them an easy drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Do you enjoy a dram? As an accredited Whisky Ambassador, I can share the history of our national drink with its stories of smugglers and battles of wits with the taxman. Visit some of our wonderful distilleries, watch whisky being produced, then share a taste of the amber nectar.

I have an excellent knowledge of Edinburgh. I can show you round its World Heritage streets and buildings, sharing stories of innovation, invention, architecture or simply blood and guts! There are stories galore in our capital city.

Why not visit Glasgow – once the second city of the British Empire. An industrial powerhouse and former centre of the world’s shipbuilding industry, the legacy of its glory days are captured in the outstanding Victorian architecture and the fascinating Kelvingrove Museum; it has an incredible medieval cathedral or you can use it as a great starting point to explore the Scotland’s west coast.

If you are interested in Robert Burns, our national poet, then I can recite many of his poems, and take you to many of the sites associated with his life.

Are you a golf fan? Let me take you to the Home of Golf in St. Andrews, or one of our other fabulous courses. As a former Police Commander, who was responsible for the security of the Ryder Cup in 2014, as well as the Opens in St Andrews and Troon in 2015 and 2016, I am uniquely placed to share the history of this wonderful sport.

Are you wanting to discover your Clan History, and visit the locations linked to your family? Let me take you there and bridge the gap to your ancestors.

Whether it’s stunning scenery, shimmering lochs or majestic mountains; beautiful and romantic ruined abbeys and monasteries; the dramatic story of the Jacobite uprisings, Bonnie Prince Charlie and a doomed cause; castles and stately homes or any other aspect of a country which is admired across the world, let your Kilted Guide be the one to introduce you to our exceptional country!

A Few kind words

Really enjoyed our tour with Holland America last week. Jim is a 1st class guide

BetteJean Gilbert, USA

Of all the guides we had on our cruise, you were by far the absolute best

J. Fischer, Pittsburgh

Had a great time with Jim on our tour!!!!

Sam Hunt IV with Krista

“Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge of Scotland with us. The enthusiasm with which you shared your history was much appreciated. A most memorable and educational trip for us.”
Judy Chang and Patrick Lui, USA.