Neil Forbes

Managing Director

Neil was born in East Lothian and has resided in the Edinburgh area all his life. As such he has an extensive knowledge of Scotland to meet client requirements.

Neil served as a police officer in the Lothian and Borders Police for 30 years prior to his retirement.

Since 2013, following his retirement from the police, Neil has been managing and operating his own tour business in Scotland. He crafts tailored single day and multi-day tours, to showcase famous sites, landmarks, and hidden gems off the beaten path to provide his clients with unforgettable travel experiences.

If you would like to embark on an unforgettable tour with Neil, you’ll discover the rich history and culture of Scotland.

Neil Forbes - Saltire Executive Travel
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John Baxter

Brand ambassador USA

John was born and grew up in Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, only a few miles from the famous Glenkinchie Distillery. John relocated with his family to Southern California to grow the iconic Guinness Brand, where he still lives today. John’s USA career was with Diageo PLC who are the owners of great iconic brands, Johnny Walker, Tanqueray and Captain Morgan, as well as many world-famous single malt whiskies. His career resulted in a passion for his homeland and single malt Scottish Whisky, his favourite brand, is Glenkinchie 12-year-old.

Contact John at:
Email: john
Tel: +1 949 751 7313

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About Saltire Executive Travel

Welcome to our tour company, where we specialise in custom-tailored tours of Scotland’s most stunning sights and hidden gems. We understand that each client has unique interests and preferences, so we work closely with you to create a bespoke itinerary that captures the culture, history and natural beauty of Scotland.

Our founder has a wealth of knowledge about Scotland, from its fascinating history to its off-the-beaten-path destinations. Whether you’re interested in exploring ancient castles, famous landmarks, world-class golf courses, or traditional whisky distilleries (with tastings, of course), we have you covered.

In addition to personalised tours, we also offer comprehensive booking services, including attraction tickets, train and flight tickets, hotels, and restaurants. We’re always happy to offer recommendations based on our insider knowledge and experiences.

Beyond tours, we also provide wedding cars, corporate transport, and a luxurious chauffeur service for those seeking a stylish and comfortable way to travel through Scotland.

Join us on an unforgettable journey through Scotland, tailored just for you. Contact us today to begin planning your dream trip.