Our Guides

All Our Guides Are Locally Sourced!


Helen has guided all over Scotland and in some parts of England and Ireland as well. She hails from the West Coast of Scotland, but went to University in Edinburgh, and since then, she's called our "wee" city home. Having previously lived in Spain and France, she speaks both respective languages fluently and loves nothing more than exploring new places. Her most recent holiday was 1 month backpacking around India, although she tells us she didn't learn Hindi!

Chris W

Before founding Local Eyes Tours, Chris spent time living and working in different parts of the world, including the Scottish Highlands, Denmark and Cambodia. Where ever he went, it was the locals who made the place he visited so special. Nowadays, Chris lives in Edinburgh with his family and gets to show visitors to Scotland where he is from....it's great!


Moira Macrae is about as Scottish as they come, well apart from her Aussie accent! Her parents emigrated down under before she was born and then they moved back to Bonnie Scotland when she was just a wee lass. She's now been back long enough to acclimatise to the weather, and as the proud mother of two grown up "bairns" (kids), she lives close to St Andrews, in the Kingdom of Fife. As a natural-born storyteller and a student of history and Scottish folklore, there's not a quiet moment on tour with Moira!


OK, Emily is not a guide, but without her, not much would get done at Local Eyes! She's in charge of our office operations and if you send us an email, you'll likely speak to her at some point. Emily moved to Edinburgh from the US, for Graduate School, but before that, she guided tours in the UK and mainland Europe for a leading international tour operator. A keen traveller, she's also lived in Italy for a while and speaks Italian.

Chris P

Chris P was born and raised just outside Edinburgh, and now lives in the city with his family. A man of many creative talents, Chris is a professional photographer, an artist and he says he dabbles on the guitar, although we think he's pretty good! He has a degree in Art History and loves meeting people and on top of all that, he's a very nice guy!


Gillian hails from the the historic coastal town of Arbroath, but arrived in Edinburgh over twenty years ago to study Publishing at University....and then she never really left! A self confessed history geek with a wicked sense of humour, Gillian knows Edinburgh's history inside-out and she loves nothing more than sharing it's secrets with anyone who'll listen, but especially those on tour with her!


David is one of Edinburgh's adopted sons and having stayed here for over 5 years. His passion for Scottish history spurred the move across the pond, from his native Nova Scotia ("New Scotland"). His interest in Scotland is not purely academic however. David has visited over 200 castles here, and his favourite mode of transport while exploring Scotland is a bike! His infectious enthusiasm for Scottish history has led to quite a few TV appearances on BBC History shows, and we expect to see more from him soon!


No one can claim to be more local to Edinburgh than Peter. Born and bred in the city, he has an intimate and detailed knowledge of Edinburgh's history and loves bringing it to life when telling people about it. What's more, for better or for worse, he's a die-hard fan of one of Edinburgh's two football teams; Edinburgh Hibernian. Given his team's standing this season, he might not want to talk to you about it while on tour!


Cameron is Edinburgh born and bred, but his love of Scotland goes much further than that. Having guided Small Group/Private Tours in Scotland for many years, Cameron most enjoys getting up to the Highlands for the scenery and the history. But with family spread all across the country, he calls many places home!