Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.
Stuart Hall was born in Dundee, Scotland, and has traveled widely throughout Southeast Asia, Australia, and Europe. Stuart has lived in Aberfoyle, in the heart of the Trossachs, for sixteen years and enjoys a variety of outdoor sports, including climbing and hiking in the Scottish hills. He frequently spends time on the Isle of Skye both as a guide and as a traveler.
Raised near Manchester in northern England, Ruth Hackney has always been a passionate hiker and a history enthusiast. She majored in Oriental Studies at King’s College, Cambridge, then taught in India for 2 years, followed by a year studying in Australia on a Rotary Foundation Scholarship. Since 1987 she has lived in Southern Greece, but she returns to Scotland each summer to share with our guests her deep affection for the history, landscapes, and culture of this unique country.
Brian Wilson is a Scottish Highlands-based kayaker, writer and environmentalist, best known for his adventure travel writing. Educated in Aberdeenshire and Edinburgh University, he graduated with an honors degree in Philosophy. Having worked with many of the major Scottish conservation and environmental organizations, he is now a freelance environmental contractor and trainer specializing in traditional stonework and thatching. Among his greatest pleasures are unspoiled coastlines and good books.