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Lesley and Mark your Scotland in a Snapshot guides are historians who are passionate about sharing the history and scenery of Southern Scotland with guests. They have been running Solway Tours successfully since 2015 which is the only Visit Scotland 5 star rated tour company in Southern Scotland.  They are passionate about getting more people to Southern Scotland to see all that it has to offer and that is why they have set up the Scotland in a Snapshot Tour.

 

Mark

Mark was brought up in Garlieston, a small fishing village in the west of the Region, before moving to Glasgow to study History and Politics in 1986. He taught in secondary schools in Scotland for over 23 years beginning in Easterhouse in Glasgow before returning home to teach In Dumfries and Galloway in 1997. Mark was promoted to the level of Headteacher and was proud to serve local school communities in Lockerbie, Thornhill and most recently as leader of the innovative Dumfries High School community.

Lesley

Lesley was born and raised in Dumfries attending a local primary and secondary school before heading off to Stirling University to study History, Religious Studies and Education. After completing her degree she quickly moved back to the region taking up a history post in Langholm in the East of Dumfries and Galloway. After four years teaching there she moved to the high achieving Wallace Hall Academy in Thornhill where she took up the promoted post of Pupil Support and most recently as Depute Head Teacher.

 

From a whisky distillery, waterfalls, scenic towns and the only triangular Castle in Scotland this day tour really showcases the best of Southern Scotland.   Please get in touch at beinspired@scotlandinasnapshot.co.uk if you would like more information or to book a place on the tour!

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Testimonials

Mark and Lesley guided us around some fascinating sites within the region, some of which we did not know were there - even as locals!  The day was informative, relaxed and a great way to see around the wonderful, beautiful part of the world that we live in.

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The history, scenery and culture of Southern Scotland needs to be told and Lesley and Mark offer a fantastic balance of story telling and insightful knowledge of the area.

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About Us

The history, scenery and culture of Southern Scotland needs to be told and Lesley and Mark offer a fantastic balance of story telling and insightful knowledge of the area.

About Us

The Tour

Southern Scotland has a unique landscape and culture which is both evocative and beautiful – Scotland in a Snapshot captures the very, very best of this stunning corner of Scotland.

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Scotland in a Snapshot tours run regularly, with pick-up points in both central Edinburgh and Dumfries – book online via Eventbrite to secure your place.

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