Ryan is an Edinburgh boy, born-and-bred. A family man, Ryan’s a dad to 4 kids who’ve turned his hair grey pretty quickly over the last few years.
A natural tour guide, and suffering from a mid-life crisis, he wants to “run a marathon before he dies” (…better hurry up!!), and enjoys discovering Scotland’s lesser-known spots with his family, on his time off from work. An ex-boyband member, they don’t come friendlier than Ryan.
Just ignore his bad jokes (…it’s the only way to make him stop!). Ryan joined the company in early 2016, and has proven quite a hit with our guests. He’s passionate about showing our passengers the very best of Scotland, each and every day that he is out on the road.
“We were in Scotland celebrating my birthday and our wedding anniversary and I am so glad we decided to take this trip. Ryan was our guide and he was phenomenal. He was super knowledgeable and I have learned more about Scotland and it’s history in that day than all the studying I’ve done since finding out about my Scottish heritage”.
– June M
“Our bus driver/ guide (Ryan) really knew the land around him. Not only did he tell us the stories of such people as Mary Queen of Scots, William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Sean Connery, etc., but he also gave us a good scientific overview of the geological formations we were driving on and the general use of the land up to modern day and looking into the future.”
– Blair C
Mark has driven tours all over the world. Through England, Ireland, mainland Europe and even overland Safari tours across Africa! But there’s something special about travelling through the spectacular beauty of the Scottish Highlands, so Mark decided to continue being a tour guide, at home in Scotland.
Mark was born and raised in the beautiful Scottish Borders – Jedburgh to be precise – and loves to tell his guests about that less-explored part of our country as well.
Luckily for us, Mark joined our team in early 2017 and straight away became a firm-favourite with our guests. Check out some of his reviews below!:
“Mark, our tour guide was funny, knowledgeable and made the entire long day a success! You definitely do a lot of driving in one day.. but it is totally worth it. We stopped for pictures at scenic and historical locales…it was PERFECT! A MUST DO!!”
– Parul L
“The tour exceeded our expectations. Starting with Mark, our guide/driver, very nice and funny, and told us stories about everything we were seeing. Very interesting in his Scottish accent which we loved! Then the amount of things we saw! Lots of little stops to take pictures and breath it all in. The most amazing scenery and breathtaking views. People say it isn’t really worth it to go see Loch Ness, but I disagree. Fort Augustus is such a lovely place, and going on the boat was really nice. There’s nothing I can think of to make this tour better (only wished the day had more hours!), didn’t feel like there was anything missing, absolutely loved it!”
– Lily M
Michael grew up in Falkirk, deep within the historic heartlands where William Wallace and Robert the Bruce fought some of their most famous battles against the ‘Auld Enemy’ (England), it is only right that Michael would eventually go on to tell these stories to guests visiting our country.
Michael seen our buses as they drove towards the Highlands each day, and knew it was his his dream job to jump behind the steering-wheel of the Ness Bus!
A natural-born story-teller, he’s become an expert on all things Scottish, not just William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. He loves the scenery of the Highlands, and above all else, showing it off to the world!
When he isn’t driving guests around the Highlands, Michael is a body-building, snow-boarding, and a Dad to three beautiful weans (that’s Scots for kids!). Don’t be alarmed if you see Michael having a picnic-lunch at every single stop during your tour… he’s probably in training for a body-building competition!
“The tour was beautiful and our guide, Michael was amazing; very funny guy… I would highly suggest this tour to anyone.”
– Erin H
“We had Micheal as our bus driver, he was funny, friendly, professional, and very knowledgable of his historical data. He loved his job and had an infectious passion for his Scottish culture ! Would rate him 10/10. He was very accomodating, polite and patient with all the passengers.”
– Helen M
“What a wonderful experience this was! Our tour guide Michael was very entertaining and his knowledge of the countryside and its history was amazing!”
– Jane G