The best way to explore Scotland while visiting Oban & Lorn is with a local guide on a private day tour. Not only is each tour completely customised to your interests and pace, but our fantastic driver guides are experts, and they can make sure you get the most out of your visit, from the must-see destinations to off the beaten path spots that you might never find on your own.
One of Lorn’s most knowledgeable private driver guides is Cameron Brownlee of Argyll Bespoke Car Tours. Cameron grew up in Edinburgh, but has lived in Argyll with his wife, Doreen, for 20 years, where he served as a police officer, a job that brought him to know the area like the back of his hand- and he fell in love. So, when he retired from the police service, his passion for Scotland led to a second career.
Cameron Brownlee of Argyll Bespoke Car Tours
“I love Scotland and its history. I also enjoy meeting and talking to new people, and with my advanced police driving skills, it seemed a shame not to put them all together,” Cameron shared. “After a chance meeting and then a discussion with another retired officer, who is also a driver guide, with his help I decided to start up on my own.”
Cameron is available for tours around most of the entire country, from popular Argyll spots such as Kilmartin Glen and Inveraray Castle, (where he has worked as a guide,) to places further afield such as Edinburgh or Inverness.
He will pick you up at your accommodation or cruise ship with luxurious door-to-door service and take care of all the details. Whether you are ticking items off your bucket list, or would prefer for him to create a customised day just for you, Cameron makes the history and scenery come alive with his vast knowledge and palpable enthusiasm, not to mention his well-known sense of humour. And if you are lucky, he just might grace you with a song or two!
And what is Cameron’s personal favourite spot in Argyll?
“There are several, but if I had to choose one it would be the view from Claddich Hill when travelling north on the A819 from Inveraray,” he said. “The view is across Loch Awe towards Ben Cruachan and the hydro scheme dam- a fantastic view of Scotland’s landscape alongside man’s industrial ingenuity.”