Brian Darby

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Having spent time Driving and Conducting Coach/Minibus Tours, I wanted to bring my 'Green' and Cycling interests into Guiding. Something I hope visitors to our beautiful and poetic land may share.

Last year, I purchased an E - Bike as I'm not getting any younger  - and my poor knees! What a revelation this has been. I've covered 1,300 miles/ 1,800km in 7 months now. As such, I fully appreciate that not every Cyclist is a Chris Hoy in waiting.  If you are mega fit and love lycra, then great, just don't overtake me on a typical windy day here in Orkney; you may miss vital stories about the landscape you are now part of. And yes, on a Bicycle you will part of the Orcadian landscape, in the open, immersed in her wonderful mysteries. My Tours can be tailored to your wishes, on a Bicycle you can explore many 'off the map' places: a gentle ride around scenic locations: visits to Orkney's many Historic Sites: places to rest and take in the beautiful and wild Land and Seascapes, all designed to suit your abilities and your time. 

You will take away many memories, but leave only footprints and new friends (well okay - maybe a few tyre tracks too).

See you soon.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Extended Tour
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Green Badge
  • Months Available: 11
  • Type of car: E - Bike
  • Year Qualified: 2019
  • Tour starting points

    • Orkney
  • Qualifications

    Dip H.E. Community, Youth & Playwork
    Teacher of Further & Adult Education
    Trinity Guildhall (London) Advanced Performer Cert. - Screen & Stage
    PCV class D+E Driving License
    Certified First Aider
    NHS ENGLAND Approved Health Walk Leader
  • Tours

    Cycling Tours
    Green & Sustainable Orkney Tours
    Kirkwall Walking Tour
    Outdoor Walks

Clients' Testimonials

  • The Scottish Government is delighted to endorse the work of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association in recognition of their worldwide reputation and quality work and training. I commend the passion and knowledge they bring to guiding and congratulate them on continuing to set the standard in this area.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fergus Ewing MSP

    Minister for Business, Energy, and Tourism

    Scottish Government

  • Marion Boyd

    International Development Assistant

    Aberdeen City Council

  • Helen Versloot

    Incentive Department

    Gullivers Travel Agency