Meet ‘The Quine’

Photograph by ‘Houdi’ ADPhotography, Inverness

I decided on ‘Hielan Quine Tours’ as a name because I am originally from Banff in the North East of Scotland and my first language is Doric.  I believe no matter where you lay your hat in the world, you should stay true to your roots and never forget where you came from.

In the North East of Scotland – Girls are ‘Quines’ and Boys are ‘Loons’.

I was a self-employed musician for 12 years – touring all over Britain and spent some time in Europe – but finally settled in Inverness – The Capital of the Highlands – and almost 20 years later, I’m still here!

Over the last 6 years I have worked in sales in Inverness, supplying hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions in the Highlands.  This opportunity introduced me to hundreds of very talented, hard-working individuals who run their own businesses and are very passionate about what they do. I discovered we all have one thing in common – WE LOVE OUR COUNTRY, our history, our whisky, our seafood, fresh produce, our music and of course our ‘craic’ and we can’t WAIT to show it off to the rest of the world!

My tours are going to give my guests ALL of the above.  In my comfortable, spacious and relaxing happy wagon, I am going to take you on a spectacular, scenic, gastronomical, informative and musical journey – to see my ‘best bits of the Highlands’.

Welcome on board!

Ali