Now you know me, I am incredibly patriotic. and celebrating heritage is something I will never tire of prattling on about.
So it was lovely recently to meet another lady who loves talking about our majestic country as much as me.
Laura Matuszak has been working with the Scottish Tourism Industry since 1997 and just loves sharing her knowledge of Scotland.
Laura talks a little about herself, and her company ” Celebrate Scotland“.
What is it you do, and what services do you offer?
“I allow your Guests to feel truly part of your Wedding at all times……….My name is Laura and I am a professionally qualified Scottish Blue Badge Tourist Guide. The Blue Badge is the international symbol of quality and professionalism in the tourism sector.”
“I am qualified to Guide throughout the whole of Scotland. I can create a unique service for your Guests and I am able to adapt my skills, knowledge and professionalism to suit any type of tour.”
“Services particular to Wedding Celebrations might include:
-Airport/ Train Station Transfers: I can meet & greet your Guests and escort them to their accommodations
-Hospitality Desk Set-Up: I can be based at the location of your choice to assist with your Guests requirements.
-Wedding Reception Transfer: I can manage the transfer from the location of your marriage to your reception Venue whilst providing a meaningful commentary en-route.
-Whole or half Day/ Evening Tours: I can provide these on foot or coach taking your Guests wherever you would like them to explore!”
“My Services could be employed at a variety of times throughout your Celebrations, allowing your Guests to feel truly part of your Wedding at all times! I can be booked on an hourly or daily basis and no number of people is too small!”
“Perhaps you have Guests arriving to your chosen location before your Big Day and are staying on afterwards or, are you looking to entertain your Guests in a unique way whilst you are otherwise engaged?”
“You have the freedom to make suggestions as to your requirements, hire any transport required and together we will create something entertaining and tailor made for your Guests. I love to be creative and working with other people’s ideas for itineraries so, anything is possible!”
When, and why did you start your business ?
“I am a 33 year old native of Edinburgh, Scotland and appreciate all the Country has to offer to both to its people and its visitors. I have trained and worked within Music Education for the last 14 years whilst continuing to consistently work part-time within the Tourism Sector.”
“I have a pride and passion for the Country including what it has to Celebrate and very much enjoy working with people hence, I wanted to begin to combine both areas. After studying part-time via the University of Edinburgh for two years, I qualified and achieved ‘Blue Badge’ status in 2010.
My Company ‘Celebrate Scotland’ was born!”
What inspires you?
“People who have stories to tell, a song in their heart and a skip in their step!”
What’s your greatest achievement?
“Never giving up on having a story to tell, a song in my heart and a skip in my step!”
Whats the future for your Business ?
“I strive to maintain and develop high standards of customer service and I have an ability to communicate my knowledge and passion for Scotland whilst entertaining and hosting people who visit from all over the world. In the near future, I would like more people based in Scotland to know about me/ the Blue Badge Tourist Guide qualification and how they can employ my services to enhance their own Celebrations/ Gatherings.”
“Allow me to Celebrate all Scotland has to offer with you!”
Thanks to Laura for talking to me all about her great service which is fabulous for any celebration or Wedding but particularly relavent if you are having a Destination Wedding in Scotland or if you have a lot of guests that are not local to the area and you wish them to enjoy the area as much as yourself. There are a multitude of options and your guests would be very impressed at your forethought in providing such a service for them.
To Contact Celebrate Scotland
Phone: 07736 224 768
Photo Credit – Alison Tinlin