Geotourist, the open source platform and app that delivers audio tours to real-time visitor locations, is bringing the Scottish landscape to life with 19 free mobile walking tours.
Focusing on diverse locations across the country, many are narrated by BBC Coast’s Neil Oliver.
Visitors are advised to look out for the Geotourist logo which means they are near a tour point. They can simply download the audio tours onto their smartphone via Google Play or the App Store. Although the tours vary in length, all are designed to be easily accessible.
“We are rightly proud to be part of Scotland’s tourism industry,” comments Shaon Talukder, CEO, of Geotourist. “The number of our trails underlines the fact that Scotland is so rich in history and culture – from its ancient and mythical past to the fascinating stories behind the architecture.”
Visitors can share their tour on social media
“Not only does it help visitors listen to tours for free through their own smartphone, which means they can immerse themselves as they move at their own speed, but it also means that there’s no need to sign up to an organised tour group. This makes it easy to take a trail in a quiet half hour or to help you orientate yourself when you arrive in a new place.”
Geotourist has produced the guides as part of its wider commitment to local residents and tourists across Scotland. And, while they are an ideal introduction to visitors new to the area, they reveal hidden facts that may surprise locals, too.
The Geotourist free mobile walking guides currently focus on Dundee, Glasgow, Stirling, Edinburgh, Islay, Skye, Dunfermline, Dunkeld, Peterhead, Cairngorms National Park and Dingwall (above).
“We’re excited about our Scottish trails and welcome everyone to try it,” adds Talukder. “When visitors have completed their tour, they can share it with friends and family for free across social media – so Scotland’s history could skip across the globe in a second”.