Anthony John Foster

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Hi My Name is John, and I run a company called Orkney Trike Tours. Using, would you believe it, German built "BOOM" trike.
Taking a tour with us not onły gives you the same sites other tourist guides give you, but we also give you the fun of the Journey as well. Why not arrive in style when you tour Orkney. It's the nearest thing to riding your own motorbike but with the safety of a stable trike driven by an advanced driver, who has over 10 years experience of driving emergency vehicles for the ambulance service.
I arrived to Orkney in 2102 as a Nurse on Shapinsay, an outer island on Orkney, and I I immediately fell in love with the Islands.
Previous to coming to Orkney I had worked in the NHS, as  a Nurse since 1982.
Having taken early retirement, due to ill health in 2017, I drifted into becoming a tourist Guide, and last year I started offering tours on the "Boom" Trike. This year, I have consolidated my Knowledge and guiding skills by qualifying as an Orkney Green Badge Tourist Guide.
I can offer set themed tours, of various lengths, based on Neolithic history, the vikings or Orkney at war. Other tours offered, concentrate more on the produce pf orkney visiting Whisky Distilleries or Breweries. As well as bespoke tours tailored to your interests. 
Of course some just want to ride the trike and we are just as happy to take you around Orkney and let you enjoy the whole Orkney atmosphere.
All our trike tours have protective leg wear, helmets and hand warmers to keep you snug and dry.
There is two way intercom contact between me and the passengers.
I am fully registered by the Orkney Island Council, as is my Trike. With the addition of my advanced driving qualifications and experience I can provide you with a safe guided tour and experience around the beautiful islands of Orkney.  
We can pick you up from your cruise ship, ferry port, airport or your accommodation.  Do you have an idea not mentioned here, just ask us, you may be surprised by what we can do.   

Why not give us a call, or drop us a line to see if we can offer you a unique way of experiencing Orkney, but what ever and whoever you pick to guide you around Orkney all I can say is enjoy these beautiful islands whilst you are here.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Driver Guide
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Shore Excursion
  • Special needs groups
  • Wedding Parties

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Green Badge
  • Months Available: January to December
  • Type of car: Boom 1500cc motorised trike.
  • Year Qualified: 2019
  • Tour starting points

    • Stromness
    • Orkney
  • Qualifications

    Scottish Tourist Guides Association, Certificate in Orkney Green badge tourist Guiding. may 2019
    Registered General Nurse,
    Registered Children's Nurse
    Advanced Driving (ambulance)
    Advanced Motorcycle Riding.
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  • VisitScotland is delighted to recognise the Scottish Tourist Guides Association as the professional membership body for fully trained and accredited tourist guides in Scotland. STGA accredited guides are passionate ambassadors for Scotland and in providing our visitors with information and inspiration, help deliver a memorable experience for them.

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    Minister for Business, Energy, and Tourism

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