Meet Our Guides

Our staff are not only knowledgeable about Scotland’s history and landscapes but they all have their own unique way of telling Scotland’s story.

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  • Catriona Stevenson
  • Catriona set up the company in 2013 and since then has been guiding our guests around the country from the lowlands to the Highlands and the Isles. A history buff, Catriona showcases Scotland’s unique history and culture as you make your way on the tour.

    A natural born storyteller, you not only enjoy your tour but leave having learned something too.

    Lights, Camera, Action:
    Catriona has been in a number of Film and TV productions, most frequently on Outlander. Catriona has been a supporting artist in both Season 2 and most recently, Season 4.

    In other credits, Catriona is often in the media and has been interviewed on Outlander’s success. She is also frequently interviewed over her role in Scotland’s history police.

    In September 2017, Catriona worked with My Peak Challenge and assisted in organising the Glasgow event and managed all of the hikes for the event. It was a fantastic thing to be part of and all of the people she met during the event were hugely inspiring!

    Age: 32

    Favourite Place:
    The wee island of Staffa (Fingal’s Cave)

    Favourite Whisky Distillery:
    Auchentoshan

    Favourite Group Tour:
    5 Day Special Guest Outlander Tour

    Favourite Castle:
    Bothwell Castle (near Glasgow)

    Languages:
    English, Greenockian, French and pigeon German

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  • Helmut Watterott
  • Helmut has always loved the outdoors and old architecture. Scotland is the perfect playground for someone who likes to know how we lived hundreds or even thousands of years ago. He is a graphic designer by trade but has taken to tours like a duck to water thanks to the scenery and history Scotland has to offer. He loves whisky, people, and the Highlands.

    Helmut also likes to be involved in making the videos for Slàinte and also has his own guitar and recording-related Youtube channel.

    He dedicated his time to Clyde Coast Tourism and Slàinte Scotland in 2014 to support Catriona. This has been a life-changing and fulfilling decision.

    Lights, Camera, Action:
    Helmut studied Graphic Design and spent most of his career in creative roles which included graphics, video and audio. He loves the production on Outlander and is very interested in the technical and location aspect of the production.

    Age: 43

    Favourite Place:
    The island of Barra
    (it would be better with a whisky distillery though)

    Favourite Whisky Distillery:
    Bowmore Distillery on Islay

    Favourite Group Tour:
    Islay Whisky Tour

    Favourite Castle:
    Kilchurn Castle near Loch Awe, it is a ruin but in a breathtaking setting.

    Languages:
    English, German, Afrikaans (basic Dutch and Flemish)

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  • James McKinlay
  • James is an adventurer at heart. Having travelled the world, he has settled back at home and likes nothing better than taking guests around his country of birth. James is also an avid hill walker and loves being out in Scotland’s hills and mountains, preferably with his camera at the ready.

    James has been with us since 2015 and has made quite an impact on all our guests. He is a professional photographer and photography lecturer who runs workshops and also specialises in photography tours.

    Lights, Camera, Action:
    James has also been on Outlander as a supporting artist in Season 3 and more recently Season 4.

    Aside from being on film, James has had the privilege of photographing important Scottish events. Most famously, James is a photographer for the Burns Supper at none other than Burns Cottage, quite the accolade.

    Age: 37

    Favourite Place:
    Scotland

    Favourite Whisky Distillery:
    Glengoyne Distillery near Glasgow

    Favourite Group Tour:
    Outlander Day Tour

    Favourite Castle:
    Stirling Castle

    Languages:
    English, West Coast Scottish.

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  • Ross Mable
  • Ross is a former Lance Sergeant serving with the Scots Guards, ending his military career in 2014.

    Ross can be seen cutting a dash during the summer months in one of his utility camouflage kilts and in a wool Tartan during the winter months. Ross is particularly good at cracking a joke here and there and telling you all about his youth growing up in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh.

    Lights, Camera, Action:
    Ross has trooped the Colour on 15 occasions:

    • 5 State Opening of Parliament
    • Served as Her Majesty The Queen’s Pony SGT on two occasions (2007&2009)
    • Marched on the Queen Mother’s Funeral
    • Was a Street Liner for the Royal Wedding of The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.

    Age: 44

    Favourite Place:
    Falkland Village or Portree

    Favourite Whisky Distillery:
    Tomatin

    Favourite Group Tour:
    4 Day Skye and Highlands Tour

    Favourite Castle:
    Eilean Donan Castle

    Languages:
    English, Edinburgh

Slàinte Scotland Tours
+44 (0) 1475 779166

Slàinte Scotland, Clyde Coast Tourism Ltd
14 Crawfurd Street
Greenock, Inverclyde PA15 1LJ
Scotland