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Junior Tour Guides

Our award-winning scheme lets young people across Scotland learn about their local heritage, gain new skills and have fun.

Our award-winning Junior Tour Guides scheme lets young people across Scotland learn about their local heritage while gaining new skills and having fun. It’s also a great way to start inspiring in the next generation the need to care for and protect our historic places.

You can even book a tour for your school group at some of our sites. Search our Schools Activity Programme.

Junior Tour Guides help out at:

The Craigmillar Castle Junior Tour Guides scheme was recently highlighted as an example of excellence during the inspection of a local school. Meanwhile, the scheme has helped Castleview Primary School pupils to:

  • build their confidence 
  • develop strong communication skills
  • take pride in their local community
  • play an active role in improving their local community

We run the Junior Tour Guides scheme in partnership with drama specialists Illuminate UK. It’s a great way to deliver Curriculum for Excellence as it touches on multiple topics and helps children to develop skills for life and work.