Mike Scott

Accredited Guide Number: 40

Mike is a member of the Guild of battlefield Guides Board, holding Accredited Guide status having earned Badge No. 40. His first tour as a guide was in the early 1980’s and he has led groups all over the world since then. Mike spent nearly thirty years in education, ending his career as a member of the Senior Leadership Team at one of the most prestigious schools for girls in the country.

Mike now works full time as a tour manager, historian, battlefield guide, consultant and researcher. He tours across the battlefields and historical locations of Western and Central Europe leading large groups and small private tours with guests from many countries. He considers his special interests to be the WW1 battlefields, Berlin and Eastern Europe during the Cold War, the Holocaust. However, having led groups in India and southern Africa he also considers this to be areas of interest and experience.

Mike is a public speaker on cruise ships and conferences across the world as well as organisations in the UK. Mike has experience as a Tour Manager for Cultural Tours across the world. He is also a published author with books on the battlefields of the Western Front.

Mike is a member of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides, the Western Front Association, the Institute of Travel and Tourism and European Tour Operators Association.

Battles

WWIWWIICold WarBritish Colonial ConflictsBattle of the SommeVerdunYpresNormandy LandingsOperation Berlin

Countries

EnglandEastern EuropeIndiaAsiaWalesWestern EuropeScotlandSouth-East AsiaEuropeUnited Kingdom

Caters For

Adult Coach GroupsBespoke GroupCultural ToursSchool GroupsSmall Groups

Areas of Expertise

Wars covered:

  • WW1
  • WW2
  • Cold War
  • British Colonial Conflicts

 

Areas of expertise:

WW1:

  • Canadian, South African, Indian, Australian and New Zealand roles on the Western Front
  • Western Front eg Somme, Ypres, 1915 Western Front, 1918
  • Verdun

 

WW2:

  • Normandy & Brittany
  • Eastern Europe – Berlin, Gdansk, Krakow, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw
  • Berlin
  • Eastern Front

 

Cold War:

  • Holocaust – Munich, Nuremberg
  • India and Empire

 

Other specialisms:

  • Tour Manager
  • Public Speaking
  • Research