"Of all the guides we had on our cruise, you were by far the absolute best" -
J. Fischer, Pittsburgh
Had a great time with Jim on our tour!!!! — Sam Hunt IV with Krista
Really enjoyed our tour with Holland America last week. Jim is a 1st class guide - BetteJean Gilbert, USA
We had a great time and the tour went well. Our guide, Jim Leslie, was wonderful. Very knowledgeable, very kind and great with the kids. Thank you so much -The Fulton Family, Colorado
Jim's love for Scotland was so apparent as he provided us an outstanding talk on our recent cruise bus excursion. He welcomes questions and sincerely wants everyone to have a great experience. Thanks Jim! - Suzanne Ganthner, USA
We have received some great feedback - thank you for your services - Regent Travel
We LOVED being on your tour in Dundee and Aberdeen and the wrecked castle (Dunottar). When we come again, we will call YOU!
We had a great day with Jim. There were six of us including two children. His knowledge was great, the pacing of the day just right and we all learned much about Scotland. We all loved his kilt - AF, Denver
James was without a doubt one of the best guides we have ever had on a tour. Not only was he very knowledgeable, but he was personable. Do not miss this tour from James if you get to Edinburgh - Ann Rubin-Hentschel, Detroit
Thanks for being our guide in Edinburgh today. You have a great sense of humor and use it well to share your extensive knowledge. Carlyn Thompson, USA
Thank you for the tour. We remember you as a very nice person, and a fine guide. Joop Van der Linde, Nederlands
Jim is the best guide. EVER!!!! He is so knowledgable about the regions and history of the places we visited. He is a delight with a fantastic sense of humour. Jim is such a sweety pie. He is highly recommended. Nina Harris, Calif.
We had a trip of a lifetime with you. We'll never forget. If you're ever over this way, you must look us up. Thanks for being the best guy and guide ever. Kelley and Steven Small,USA
Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge of Scotland with us. The enthusiam with which you shared your history was much appreciated. A most memorable and educational trip for us. Judy Chang and Patrick Lui, USA
Thank you for presenting so much information to us in such style. We very much enjoyed your company and your sense of humour. You are a superb guide - our kilted guide - none compare! Bob and Karen Rhodes, NY
Thank you for sharing your love for Scotland, its history and lore with us. Moran Taing! Jim and Lynne Brunello, USA
You are an amazing individual. I have never had a leader in my 50+ years of road Scholar trips provide the information you did. You have enormous personal assets that words cannot describe. You are outstanding being able to lead a group so that they, as individuals, feel good about themselves and others, whilst imparting factual information. It appears to come very naturally to you. Very impressive! You are so special - a great future with Road Scholars! You are the tops. You have it so together, you will always be 5-star with us. Thank you so much.
Judy Mihanovich and Anne Gravert, USA
Jim's thorough knowledge of and enthusiasm for Scottish history, culture, and natural environment, along with his talent in relating this to his audience and his congenial personality make him the perfect guide to Scotland. Gerry Ketterson, USA
Thanks so much for a wonderful guided tour of the Isle of Skye and the Scottish Highlands. You are by far the best guide we have ever had in 25 years of traveling worldwide. Your easy going demeanor, extensive knowledge base, and clear pride in Scotland and Scottish history and heritage shine through at every location big or small. Thanks so much for a memorable and educational adventure. Andrew Lee and Hilary Beaver, Texas
You’re simply wonderful. A pleasure to spend time with, super knowledgeable, brilliant with the kids. We feel blessed to have had the privilege of your showing us around your marvelous country.
Jim absolutely made our trip! He was friendly, knowledgeable, personable! We learned so many awesome things in just the 2 days, and he kepy my 3 teens engaged in the history of Scotland. Highly recommended!
Trish Zinkil, USA
We are back in the states and I wanted to let you know how fabulous we thought you were and how much we enjoyed our day and a half with you in Edinburgh. The evening we said goodbye the three young ones kept saying "we miss Jim" and that was the recurring theme for several days. Patricia Brams, USA
Thank you for a truly excellent week of guiding - myth, marvel, history and heritage mingled with mirth and the delight of your company!
Maggie Norton, USA
You're a poet, historian, storyteller, stand-up comic and new friend!
Your stories and historical knowledge guided our journey - your smile opened our hearts. Betty, USA
Thank you for a memorable experience in Scotland.
We had a great time, and we learned so much. We really appreciated your great story telling.
Thanks for the wonderful insight you brought to the Scotland tour, also your good humour, theatricality and kindness.
D.Rollins, University of Maine
What an amazing trip. Thanks for always being willing to lend a hand when I was shuffling equipment around. I appreciate all your kind gestures during our journey.
S. Giordani, New Hampshire PBS
I can't thank you enough for you good-humoured guidance over the past week. Best I've ever experienced. Hope very much to travel with you again.
Will Lange, NH PBS
What a truly lovely trip you led focus. your knowledge, humour and concern for us all was superb. Anyone who goes to Scotland should have the benefit of your excellent, kilted expertise, plus you tell a great story!
G. Mason, USA
Thanks for making the NHPBS Discover Scotland tour such an enjoyable, insightful, educational and entertaining experience for us both. This was or first trip abroad, and wildly exceeded our expectations, due in greatest part to your contagious enthusiasm.
D and P Snyder, USA
Thanks once again for a marvellous 8 days of touring around Scotland. You were a great source of knowledge with an equal measure of good humour. We were so fortunate to have you as our tour guide, and Scotland to have you as a tremendous ambassador, representing all that is beautiful and admirable of the ancient lands and people of Caledonia.
Larry Smith, New Hampshire