Tour Guide

Paul Easto

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Hometown: London, England

Guide since: 2014

Bike

The Perthshire Highlands: rolling roads, beautiful scenery, and a great pub in every village

Eat

West coast scallops, black pudding, and Scotland's larder—as natural as it comes

Drink

Craft beers, especially Black Isle Organic Blonde

Sleep

Fortingall Hotel in Perthshire

Paul’s early years were spent south of the border before he arrived in Scotland some 25 years ago. After living, studying, and working in Edinburgh and a stint in South America, he worked his way back north before settling in the Highlands.

In his youth, Paul was a serious player in Scotland’s national sport—golf. He has played around the world, representing his country and captaining the Scottish Universities team. In the early 1990s he swapped his diamond jersey for a cycling jersey and set about exploring routes on and off road in the Lowlands and Highlands. With a previous career in Land Management, he knows a thing or two about the environment, economy, and communities of Scotland. When winter falls in the Highlands, Paul can usually be found exploring the Scottish backcountry on skis or coaching local children at the nearby resort of Cairngorm Mountain. He feels very lucky to call the Highlands his home and looks forward to sharing his passion and knowledge of one of Europe’s most beautiful and unspoiled regions.

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