Carol Kirkwood
Carol Kirkwood

Carol Kirkwood

Tour Manager


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

Our tour will be led throughout by one of our most popular guides, the horticulturalist and former curator of RHS Wisley Colin Crosbie, whose knowledge, expertise and good humour will bring an added dimension to this holiday.

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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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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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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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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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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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Other Guides


Bernard Magee

Bernard Magee is Britain's foremost bridge tutor; he has been leading bridge holidays for nearly twenty years and his reputation continues to grow.

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Colin Crosbie
Colin Crosbie

Our tour will be led throughout by one of our most popular guides, the horticulturalist and former curator of RHS Wisley Colin Crosbie, whose knowledge, expertise and good humour will bring an added dimension to this holiday.

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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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Julia Corden
Julia Corden

Julia Corden is the Garden Manager at the Explorer's Garden in Pitlochry and 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. She loves to share this passion with guests and watching her sort things out in her rapid Italian is a sight to behold!

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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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