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Award Winning Small Group Tours

Sarah Bartholomew: Driver/GuideView Profile
Laura Barrington: Driver/GuideView Profile
Duncan MacLachlan: Driver/GuideView Profile
Peter Falconer: Driver/GuideView Profile
Mackenzie Dalrymple: Driver/GuideView Profile
Ally Palmer: Driver/GuideView Profile
Paul Eunson: Driver/GuideView Profile
Barney Norris: Driver/GuideView Profile
Karen Marr: Driver/GuideView Profile
John Wells: Driver/GuideView Profile

What is the team like?



Our team are each hand-picked for their pride and passion for our country. Our office team are passionate about delivering exceptional customer service, from the moment you first find us, we will guide you to make sure that you get the best tour for you. Our team who take you out on the road are chosen for their expertise, knowledge and ability to entertain, they will regale you with folklore, myths, history and legend. And we don’t just leave this to chance - we are proud to have won many awards which are testament to how our people want to be a part of your experience. We do everything we can to ensure you get a great tour, led by a great guide, someone you know really cares about what they do and how they do it.

Rabbie’s is an open, friendly, welcoming family of people. Our people like to “live life” and explore places that have stories to tell and people to tell them. Sharing our experiences with people the world over, we encourage them to do the same. We want everyone to know that when you travel with us, we make every effort and commitment to ensure that your time with us is the most enriching, enjoyable and memorable experience as possible.

And here’s a sample of a few of them...


 


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Name: Ally Palmer   Role: Driver/Guide   
Time with Rabbie's: 7 years
"I love to be at the front. Safe in the knowledge there's a team behind me giving me the support I need, allowing me the freedom to do my thing, my way. Outside of work, my dream is to tour round the world on my bike like Mark Beaumont.

I love the experience of meeting new people and exploring new cultures. Everyday is a new adventure with friends I haven't yet met!" 


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Name: Paul Eunson   Role: Driver/Guide   
Time with Rabbie's: 2 years

"My name is Paul and I have been a tour driver-guide for 6 years, having joined Rabbie’s from another tour company in 2012.

I was a relative latecomer to the tourism industry, having worked in investment banking since first leaving school, before ‘discovering’ history when I became involved in local politics after yet another conservative election victory in 1992! I developed an interest in how Scotland’s involvement in and contribution to the Union evolved, and as I read more I became hooked on British history. My job eventually took me to live in London, when one day I was idly reading the advertisement panels on my Central Line train on the London underground whilst travelling to work, when I spotted an advert for part time degree courses at Birkbeck College. My life from that point changed forever.

I went on to enjoy four fantastic years at Birkbeck, and graduated with a BA Honours degree in History. From that point, I always felt that I was destined to work with History in one way or another, and eventually in 2009 I took the plunge and changed my career path, applying for guiding positions within Edinburgh. Eventually I was lucky to be accepted by Rabbie’s, and I now have the privilege of travelling to the most beautiful and historically fascinating places around Scotland, regaling passengers from all over the world with tales of myth, legend, battles, castles and clans. My specialist/favourite topics are the British civil wars, the Jacobites, Witchcraft, and the rise of reason and science during the later 1600’s. I should also add that my job with Rabbie’s has given me a new favourite topic – whisky! – and I enjoy visiting with my groups at various distilleries around the highlands. I recently discovered that the founder of the Orkney distillery Highland Park may have been one of my ancestors so I am pursuing that line of enquiry with relish!"



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Name: Peter Falconer   Position: Driver/Guide
Time with Rabbie's:
5 years   
“I have worked for Rabbies for a number of years, I look forward to every season. Being a driver guide is hugely rewarding. Having the opportunity to share our landscape, culture and history with people from around the world. Every day brings something new."




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Name: Duncan MacLachlan  Role: Driver/Guide

Time with Rabbie's: 2 years
“Being taken around the distant corners of Scotland by my family every weekend is a distinct childhood memory of mine. Without realising it, I believe that has inspired me to be a bit of an explorer. Inspired to discover the scenery and cultures the world has to offer. As a result I've traveled to many places around the world and even spent time living abroad as far away as China! However, I've never forgotten about home and what Scotland has to offer. So now I take every opportunity to continue that family tradition of exploring the country by working with my new family of a kind, Rabbie's. For me there is no better way to make a living than to actually be paid for what I love doing the most! It also allows me to indulge in my love for History. Thomas Carlye famously said history is the distillation of rumour, and Scotland has a great abundance of rumour. So as the famous scenery of Scotland reveals itself I can recount the stories of Scotland's past and present, following in the footsteps of so many famous (and infamous) figures. So what more can I say than come exploring with Rabbie's and be a part of it!"



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Name: Mackenzie Dalrymple   Role: Driver/Guide   
Time with Rabbie's: 5 years
“Work? This isn’t work for me. I like to think of myself as an unofficial ambassador for Scotland. This is my country and I’m extremely proud to belong to its history, but it’s far too good to keep to ourselves. There are few things more rewarding in this life than to pass on the stories of our fathers and forefathers.

True stories that sound like Hollywood blockbusters, with a cast of leading men and women, that would have the likes of Mel Gibson shaking in his boots. These are the stories of the real country and the real people. Work? Come on... Be a part of it!"


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Name: Sarah Bartholomew  Role: Driver/Guide   
Time with Rabbie's: 3 years
"Working for Rabbie's isn't just a job it's a lifestyle, even a bad day in the office involves travelling to beautiful places and telling people about our history, myths and landscape...rain is only whisky waiting to be made after all! Not many people can say they enjoy going to work, but I get to do something every day that I love. Rabbie's is a big family, our passengers may only join us for a few days or even hours but we like you to be a part of it! "


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Name: Karen Marr   Role: Driver/Guide   
Time with Rabbie's: 6 years
"There's an old saying that goes something like this... "Life is not measure by the amount of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away..." That's how we view things here. Sit back in our reclining chairs.

Our images have 3D you can actually touch with the added bonus of authentic sounds, smells and stories. And would you believe you CAN buy entertainment like this on the high street? Drop into 207 the High Street Edinburgh. And we'll see what package fits you best..."


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Name: John Wells   Role: Driver/Guide   
Time with Rabbie's: 2 years
More a vocation than a job. The high point of my day is first thing in the morning when I meet sixteen people from around the world and then watch them gel together in an atmosphere of companionship and fun. I am very proud of my country in all its aspects, and so I consider it a great honour to be able to introduce others to it - in all its magnificence and history. During the years of the Scottish Enlightenment, when the country changed from being a fairly savage nation to a much more refined culture, the key players of the day recognised the notion of ‘politeness’ as the highest order of human interaction, when individuals are motivated by the needs and happiness of those around them irrespective of their country, class or creed. I like to think that this is at the heart of the Rabbie's experience.


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Name: Barney Norris   Role: Driver/Guide   
Time with Rabbie's: 2 years
"I've been driving and guiding for Rabbies since April 2011, and still think it's the best job in the world - it's basically being on holiday for a living! Not only that, but in the most beautiful country in the world. You can't do this job without falling head over heels in love with Scotland, from the majestic mountains and coastal scenery of the Isle of Skye, through the Cairngorms National Park to the charming towns and villages in the Lowlands. You could hire a car and drive around yourself, but if you want to really be a part of it, seeing the best things and meeting the best people, it's got to be on a Rabbies tour!"