Elma McMenemy Professional Blue Badge Tourist Guide
I offer top quality guiding services in English and Norwegian (and so also 'Scandinavian') by car or on foot for individuals or by hired-in, high quality coach with driver for groups of all sizes. My tours are usually planned to fit with my visitors' interests, or I can be a step-on guide for a city coach tour or full day tour from Aberdeen.
My aim is always to ensure anyone touring with me has fun, is entertained and perhaps learns something new! I enjoy relating quirky stories - both true and legendary - and have a good stock of these from the research I have done for the three lighthearted local history books I have authored in recent years.
My specialities include Aberdeen City, whisky, castles, the coast, wildlife, the Cairngorms National Park and ancestral tours for individuals or families.
I was honoured to win the Pride of Aberdeen Tourism and Hospitality Award 2016 and the Aberdeen City & Shire Hospitality Award for 2015/6 and again in 2018.
I am an accredited EU T-Guide, qualified to guide people with learning difficulties, and I also welcome the chance to guide visitors with mobility or sensory issues. During our Covid lockdowns, I qualified in providing virtual tours - here's an example https://youtu.be/cc0DF1xoOHQ
And more recently I've been learning some Scottish Gaelic and brushing up my Swedish online using DuoLingo and other resources.