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Meet Martin!

Meet Martin!

 

Thank you Martin for a truly unforgettable vacation.

Sue Cohen, Customer Feedback - email

MEET OUR DRIVER-GUIDES: MARTIN

 

Hi Martin! What is your favourite Timberbush Tour?

My favourite Timberbush tour is the Skye tour. I've been on this tour many times now and it covers many beautiful areas of Scotland - Loch Lomond, Glencoe, The Great Glen and Skye. There's so much history on Skye from the last two thousand years and the scenery is beautiful.

 

What is the best thing about being a driver-guide?

The best thing about being a driver-guide is seeing so much of Scotland's scenery and meeting many interesting people.

 

What is your favourite place in Scotland?

My favourite place in Scotland is Glenfinnan. It has a great history with the Jacobite rising starting there and the world-famous Glenfinnan viaduct crosses there - a bridge that my great great grandfather Alexander Simpson was consulting engineer for.

 

Is there something about the Scots or Scotland you wish everyone knew?

One piece of information about Scotland that I would like the world to know about is that Scotland was the first nation in the world to express it's sovereignty, independence and nationhood in a document - the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, supposedly an inspiration for the American declaration of Independence.

 

What is your favourite Scottish music?

My favourite Scottish music is Runrig. They are a folk/rock band who blend atmospheric Scottish sounds into their music. Many passengers like their music and ask about them.

 

What is your favourite Scottish culinary delight?

My favourite Scottish delight has to be haggis which I often recommend passengers to try (to varying levels of success) although I have increasingly become partial to Cullen Skink soup - haddock, potatoes and onions.

 

Who is the most iconic Scottish person in your opinion?

The most iconic Scottish person has to be King Robert Bruce - Scotland's hero king who overcame great struggles and persecutions to lead the Scots army to their greatest victory, despite overwhelming odds, at Bannockburn in 1314.

 

Who is your favourite Scottish inventor?

Having recently bought a bike and taken up cycling, I think one of the greatest Scottish inventions is the pedal cycle, invented by Scotsman Kirkpatrick MacMillan. Don't think many car drivers would agree with that though!