Antony Richard Hodgson

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I  live and work in Orkney. My wife and I operate a  guest house offering a base for general holidays but also structured art, drama and photography activities.  I am  a qualified teacher and college lecturer and my work sees me travelling regularly to the outer islands of Orkney. 

I find Orkney fascinating. The landscape and the weather can be both beautiful and challenging and I have never known a place where so much history is packed into such a relatively small area. These islands boast some of the finest Neolithic remains in Europe. But the story doesn't end there. The Vikings, The Stewart earls and many others have left their mark here and there are many sites to be explored  relating to both world wars. Aside from all of the history and archaeology, these islands and their waters are rich in wildlife and the whole of Orkney is underpinned by a strong community who have, over the years, developed and enjoyed a unique way of life. It is always a pleasure to share this wonderful place with others.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Green Badge
  • Months Available: All the year round
  • Type of car: None
  • Year Qualified: 2019
  • Tour starting points

    • Orkney
  • Qualifications

    STGA Green Badge Tourist Guiding Qualification (Orkney)
    
    BA(Hons) Fine Art
    PGCE Art and Design
    MA module Contemporary Art and Archaeology
  • Tours

    Step on Guiding in your vehicle.  Archaeological sites, Landscape sketching/photography etc.
    
    general tours of Orkney
    
    Walking tours of Kirkwall including St. Magnus Cathedral.
    
    I am intending to become a driver guide in 2020.

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