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Gill McMillan

Gill McMillanMe in 3 – inquisitive | dedicated | enthusiastic

Place to play – Highland Perthshire has lots to offer close to home, but further afield the Isle of Skye has it all; drama, amazing landscapes, fantastic shoreline and caves to explore.

Not a lot of people know this – I’m passionate about badgers, so I’m on special alert when walking in woodland.

Mini-bio – ¬†As a child I skied in Glenshee and loved being outside. At 19 I started hill-walking and have happily worn out many pairs of boots since. I especially enjoy hill-walking, long distance trails (the Camino de Santiago across Spain and the West Highland Way several times) and wild camping. Late evening sunsets from high up on a mountain have to be among life’s greatest pleasures. Thankfully, in Scotland we’re spoilt for choice.


Adventurer's Stories about Gill

I was astounded by the way Gill went about her job. Lots of little touches, from reading her favorite poems to researching a question one of us may have had. Also, it isn't easy managing the different abilities and tastes of a group, but Gill's sensitivity, flexibility, and fairness helped keep everyone happy.
Gary McGowan
see previous comments about our leader. I loved all the varied scenery of the trip. No two hikes were the same. And I loved the remoteness of the Hebrides.
Barbara Olson
see my earlier comments. Jill was over the top excellent.
Christine Olson
Gill very quickly had the group figured out in terms of hiking ability and individual interests. Excellent job.
Jane Lightle
Gill was perfect in every way
Sandra Leah
Gill was one of the best guides we've ever had. Not only was she prepared and a fount of information, she was attentive to the group. She was a great communicator and always ready with a "plan B" if needed.
Annie Slivinski
Gill gauged the tempo of the group well - very slow which suited all. Pleasant and patient
Catherine Gurling
Gill was pleasant and professional and seemed very aware of the enthusiasms and limits of our group.
Linda Patterson
Jane Sanderson and Gill were delightful and accommodating. Since my husband is a little hard of hearing and a bit stiff in the knees. Jane was courteous to allow us a few rest stops and quieter places along our journey, showing us points of interest we would have never known existed.

Gill was equally spectacular, picking up on our passion for birding, guiding us on even hikes that would permit us to see the most variety of species. She taught us much about the landscape. Fortune favored us by encountering a throng of deer, large bucks, sitting in a field. We shared a common passion and forged an easy camaraderie that made our two days with Gill incredible!
Jean Dillon
Awesome/passionate guide, very reactive
Romain Corvest
Gill's daily reading of poems by Scottish authors made the experience of the beautiful landscape and nature even more impressive. She was a wonderful guide, thanks a lot!
Corinna Jacobi