Luxury Scottish Tours' Guides
Stuart & Glenda Mackinnon
Stuart Mackinnon was born and brought up in the little village of Elgol on the Isle of Skye. He studied Gaelic and Communications at Scotland’s ‘National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture’, Sabhal Mor Ostaig. In 2007 Stuart started working with his parents as a tour guide and skipper on their world-renowned boat trips based on Skye and he soon realised this was something he really enjoyed and had a genuine and contagious enthusiasm for. During that time he made various appearances on television and radio to talk about the area, as well as hosting his own weekly show on the local radio station, Cuillin FM.
In 2013 Stuart suffered a serious knee injury which put an end to his sea-going tourism career (as well as giving him a welcome excuse to never take up marathon running!). In 2016 he was delighted to be able to return to tourism with Skye Luxury Tours, giving him the opportunity to put to good use what he learned through his years of working with his parents.
Steve Taylor was raised in the Highlands of Scotland where his parents had strong links to traditional crofting and fishing. Steve served for 30 years as a Police Officer in a variety of roles throughout the Highlands and Islands – latterly on the Isle of Skye, his ancestral homeland.
Steve has completed a number of driving courses as a Police Officer – and has a passion for cars! He is also a very keen photographer and his photography has sold widely (you can see some of his work at skye-photography.co.uk. Of course the Scottish Highlands is the photographer’s paradise with its unique light and atmosphere. Steve reckons it’s hard to go wrong in a place like this, but it does help to have an experienced local photographer to guide you to the best spots to make the most of the Highland light! There are very few corners of Scotland – and particularly the Scottish Highlands – Steve is not familiar with and he has a passion to share his knowledge and experience of the island with friends and visitors alike!
Scott Maclennan is a native of Kyleakin, a beautiful village in the south end of Skye where the Skye Bridge crosses to the mainland. Whilst attending the local Kyleakin school Scott began learning how to play the bagpipes and by his last year of primary school started playing with the Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band. Scott continues to tutor the youth band and was delighted to see them become 2017 world champions! He is also a very good accordionist!
Scott is a keen sportsman, playing rugby and playing as goalkeeper for Kyleakin’s amateur village team. He is currently serving his time as an apprentice joiner on Skye and has proved to be an extremely popular part-time guide with us.