About Kilted Piper Tours
A Scottish family-run tour company, specialising in tailor-made luxury, exclusive private guided tours.
I set up Kilted Piper Tours in 2017, with a lifetime of experience of exploring Scotland. My aim is to deliver the very best, unique private tour experience for visitors to Scotland. The best way to see Scotland is with a private driver guide, where you can discover the nooks and crannies, hidden gems, travelling on single track roads and cobbled streets, where your traditional tour buses cannot go, or certainly would have difficulty.
Your Scotland Tour Guide
A tour vacation is only as good as your tour guide. We are proud to say that Kilted Piper Tours are highly recommended from tourists from all over the world. Please check our top quality tour guiding ratings on tripadvisor, facebook and google reviews. We have no less than 5 star quality reviews, and strive to maintain that outstanding status.
I have always been passionate about my homeland, Scotland, and wish to share that passion and enthusiasm with you, to show you the real Scotland, in a flexible, relaxed, informative and fun way. Many of our clients return to us year after year, with some even becoming close friends.
Introducing your Scotland Driver/Tour Guide – Graeme Clive
I was born and bred in Dumfries and Galloway, in the South West of Scotland, living with my parents in a small village called Kirkpatrick Durham. I studied at Castle Douglas High School, with my favourite subject being Scottish History. Following on from this, I settled in to my first travel and tourism role with a local Travel Agency A.T. Mays. My passion for travel became further developed, I combined this with my love of sport, following Scotland’s National Football Team all over the world.
I have been fortunate to have travelled many countries, and discovered so many interesting and diverse places, meeting many colourful characters along the way.
I have designed many trips throughout Europe for friends and family. One of the best memories, was visiting ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Tomb, in the Vatican City, in 1993 during a football trip. The Swiss Guards were kind enough to let my kilted friends and I into the Vatican for a short service where we laid a wreath of white roses on the tomb of Charles Edward Stuart.
I now reside in a beautiful seaside town, Largs, on the West Coast of Scotland. Largs is a fantastic base where I operate my private tours. It is also a very historical town, and is famous for ‘The Battle of Largs 1263’, the last pitched battle between the Vikings and the Scots took place.
When I am not touring around Scotland I spend time with my two sets of twins….yes, two sets of twins, so I lead a busy, active life behind the scenes of the KPT business.
When given the time and opportunity, travelling overseas is definitely a must for us. One of our most recent trip overseas, took us to Teba, in the province of Malaga in the community of Andalusia in southern Spain. There, I played the bagpipes in the town square in.
I enjoy combining holidays with historical sightseeing, and this was on a list of ‘must do’ visits, where ‘The Good Sir’ James Douglas carried the heart of Robert the Bruce on a crusade in 1230. There is a monument to him in this quaint little Spanish town, in his honour.
However my home, heart and passion will always be in Scotland.
These experiences over the years have given me a unique insight into all parts of Scotland’s geography, history and culture, and thus excited to share with you. I’m also a very keen hill walker and can take you on short or longs treks, where you truly see Scotland at its best.
I look forward to sharing with you the very best of Scotland!
Take the stress out of your visit and make the most of your precious time, allow me to show you the very best Scotland has to offer. From Whisky distilleries to spectacular scenery, world famous food, drink, history and castles galore!
Scotland has something for everyone, so make the most of your visit and leave with memories that will last you a lifetime!
Favourite Scottish bands – The Corries, Shiehallion, Talisk….there are many more.
Favourite hikes – Puck’s Glen in Argyll (you have to see it to believe it), The clifftop walk from Portpatrick to Dunskey Castle and Ben Lomond.
Top villages to visit – Portpatrick, Culross, Luss and Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae.
Sporting favourite…Scotland Football Team of course