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I am happy to consider requests for tours around the Highlands and have built up considerable experience in all aspects of the area - past and present.

I have spent a lot of this summer (2017) guiding for a company called Wow Scotland and have enjoyed the experience and my guests seem happy too - see reviews below

WOW Scotland    Trip Advisor 19th September 2017   

1050 Reviews 94% Excellent 4% Very Good

No 1 Tour guide company in Inverness

Some personal Reviews

Joe Wilkie, Ontario Canada, Sept 2017

WOW! Is the right name. And you sent the right man, Bill (William Wallace) Taylor. What a nice, well educated, fun, engaging and gentle-man he is!

Bill took on the task with professionalism and fun….. his insights were very helpful as later we stood before Flora MacDonald's statue at Inverness Castle, toured the post-Culloden built Fort George, and as we generally followed Bonny Prince Charlie and the Jacobites' rise and fall during our round-Scotland tour. Bill gave us the historical and cultural foundation to appreciate our Scotland visit to the fullest. While with him we saw all the sights and Bill ensured that I was able to take plenty of great photos, now my Facebook friends and family think I'm particularly smart, all thanks to him. 

On the more tedious side, Bill was prompt, polite, engaging with us and our guests by name, and met every need/request. But his unique personal education and experiences brought his teaching and research to our tour, as well as his personal background including references to Canada and America, to help his guests to best understand his presentations. He even impressed us with his jokes, accents and languages

A grand tour indeed. What's better than 100%? Bill certainly exceeded expectations!

S. Elizabeth Hood, Virginia USA August 2017

I enjoyed all three of my tours with WOW Scotland...  My favorite was my private tour with Bill.  His knowledge and passion for Scotland is undeniable.  I enjoyed discussing history with him along with the environment of Scotland.  He is your crown jewel and I think he should get a raise.  He knew that the county I live in is a site for Civil War battles.  So, whenever he is in Virginia, I will be glad to take him around my battlefields and historical sites.

Thank You

Star Banner, Maryland, USA, August 2017

I wanted to contact you first and foremost to let you know what a wonderful time my family and I had taking your private tour to the Isle of Skye. Bill Taylor was our guide. He did an amazing job of showing us the sights while teaching us the history of the area. His vast knowledge and amazing personality made the trip a pleasure. He was extremely accommodating and met all our needs and wants, going above and beyond.  One example among many; my 8 yr old son was asking questions about the volcanoes and Bill stopped to pick up a volcanic rock to show him what one would look like. The amazement on my son's face to hold a rock that is 60 million years old is something that I will never forget. In our group there were 5 adults ranging from 37-75 yrs of age, as well as, 2 children ages 8 and 9. Bill was able to answer all of our questions and met the needs of each and every one of us. We spent 10 lovely days in Scotland, took three tours, and this was by far our favorite. The memories that were made on this trip surpass my greatest imagination.  I cannot thank you enough for providing this opportunity to my family and myself. We will forever have a place in our hearts for Scotland!
 

Nurit Finkel, Israel July 2017

Bill our Guide, which we strongly recommend was very pleasant, communicative and knowledgeable.  Our tour included Clava Cairns, Culloden and Loch ness and ever lasting green fields.  We felt and loved Scotland, it was magical.

A Publicover, California USA June 2017

One of the stops on our British Isles cruise was Inverness.  We very much wanted to explore the Highlands and are so glad we booked a full day tour with Wow.  Bill was a terrific guide.  He picked us up and dropped us off timely to the port.  He made sure to include all the sites we wanted to see (and some extra).  He had loads of knowledge concerening Scottish history and was a joy to spend the day with.  This is a first rate company and Bill is a gem.

Mark C Texas USA May 2017

We booked our tour as an Outlander tour and certainly the books and the show inspired much of what we hoped to see.  Not only was our Outlander view of the Highlands answered but we were given a wonderful view of the Scottish Highlands today as well as yesteryear.  Our guide Bill was brilliant as a guide, a historian and a perfect gentleman.  We only had a few days in Inverness and this was a perfect way for us to get the maximum Scottish experience.  I cannot recommend it more strongly

Nora R Chicago, Illinois USA May 2017

Our group of 7 booked a private whisky tour with Wow.  On tour day our guide Bill picked us up bright and early and drove us through beautiful countryside…we stopped at 3 distilleries on the day.  Special commendations go to Bill for putting up with a somewhat loud and rowdy group.  He was funny and very informative.