The isle of Tiree
The isle of Tiree

Tour Managers

Types of guides


Tour Manager


Alastair Walker
Alastair Walker

A native of Inverness with a rural background, Alastair’s knowledge of Scotland is wide ranging, from the Northern Isles and the Hebrides to Perthshire, Galloway and the Borders.

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Alison Reid
Alison Reid

One of Brightwater’s most popular tour managers, Alison has a particular interest in the early and medieval history of Scotland.

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Clive Warsop
Clive Warsop

Clive Warsop is an environmental archaeologist who has lectured and tutored in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh and has excavated sites in both Scotland and France.

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Colin Crosbie
Colin Crosbie

Colin Crosbie was the Head Gardener to Her Majesty The Queen Mother in Windsor prior to taking up the position of Curator at RHS Garden Wisley. His extensive horticultural knowledge and experience coupled with his good humour have established him as one of Brightwater’s most popular guides.

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David MacLennan
David MacLennan

Since retiring from full time employment David has worked as a tour manager and guide, specialising in history and in particular the ramifications of WW1.

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David MacLennan
David MacLennan

Since retiring from full time employment David has worked as a tour manager and guide, specialising in history and in particular the ramifications of WW1.

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Joao Camacho
Joao Camacho

Joao Camacho is a native Madeiran who for many years ran his own company operating tours to Madeira. He knows the island inside out and is affectionately known as Brightwater’s ‘Mr Madeira’.

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Julia Corden
Julia Corden

Julia Corden, formerly Garden Manager at the Explorer's Garden in Pitlochry and currently President of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, has led numerous Brightwater tours to every corner of the globe.

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Kate Williamson
Kate Williamson

Kate Williamson is one of our most popular tour managers, largely on account of her obvious passion for Italy, her adopted country.

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Linda Arthur
Linda Arthur

Before coming into Tour Managing Linda ran her own knitwear company and has always had a keen interest in textile making.

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Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson

Linda Robinson has been an Tour Manager for almost 20 years, leading cultural, walking and wildlife tours. Through her travels she discovered the joy of plants, particularly when seen in their natural habitats. Keen to learn more, she recently graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Horticulture.

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Michael Gill
Michael Gill

Michael Gill is one of Brightwater’s most popular tour managers with a loyal following among regular guests.

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Mike Nelhams
Mike Nelhams

Mike Nelhams is the Curator of Tresco’s Abbey Gardens and one of Brightwater Holidays’ most popular and well-travelled garden experts.

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Peter Yeoman
Peter Yeoman

Peter Yeoman was, until recently, Head of Cultural Heritage at Historic Scotland, with responsibility for the archaeology and the knowledge base for the estate of 345 properties in their care.

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Sue Pomeroy

Having studied horticulture in places ranging from New Zealand to Chile, Sue now lives in the north-west Highlands. Her personal garden is open to the public and it has featured in Country Life and Gardeners’ World. Previously, she worked at Inverewe Garden for 14 years as a propagator.

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Tony Russell
Tony Russell

A former Head Forester at Westonbirt Arboretum, Tony Russell is widely regarded as one of Britain's leading authorities on trees and shrubs, having written 18 books and presented many programmes for both TV and radio.

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Trevor Edwards
Trevor Edwards

Award Winning Garden Designer, Writer and Broadcaster Trevor Edwards in one of our busiest and most popular garden Tour Managers, and has led many garden tours around the world.

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Christine Walkden
Christine Walkden

Christine Walkden first grew flowers and vegetables on her allotment aged ten to sell to her teachers and neighbours. During her career, she has worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and has presented Gardeners’ World.

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Other Guides


David MacLennan
David MacLennan

Since retiring from full time employment David has worked as a tour manager and guide, specialising in history and in particular the ramifications of WW1.

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Julia Corden
Julia Corden

Julia Corden, formerly Garden Manager at the Explorer's Garden in Pitlochry and currently President of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, has led numerous Brightwater tours to every corner of the globe.

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Kate Williamson
Kate Williamson

Kate Williamson is one of our most popular tour managers, largely on account of her obvious passion for Italy, her adopted country.

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Peter Yeoman
Peter Yeoman

Peter Yeoman was, until recently, Head of Cultural Heritage at Historic Scotland, with responsibility for the archaeology and the knowledge base for the estate of 345 properties in their care.

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Trevor Edwards
Trevor Edwards

Award Winning Garden Designer, Writer and Broadcaster Trevor Edwards in one of our busiest and most popular garden Tour Managers, and has led many garden tours around the world.

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