Chris Matthews

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I am a double Green Badge guide, qualified as a regional specialist
for both Orkney and the North Highlands of Scotland by
the Scottish Tourist Guide Association.
Living in Orkney for over 40 years, I'm ideally placed to 
offer you tours of our beautiful and historic islands.
I use my own fully licenced car, which comfortably seats 
four adults and two children.
During your tour I'll regale you with tales and anecdotes
from the islands giving you an insight into Orkney's
history and culture. 
You'll see our stunning landscapes and wildlife along
the way and we may even sample the local cuisine!
I'm happy to join you in your own car or coach if that is 
your preference.
Let me share my love of the islands with you.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Driver Guide
  • Extended Tour
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Meet and Greet
  • Special needs groups
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Green Badge
  • Months Available: All Year
  • Type of car:
  • Year Qualified: 2013
  • Tour starting points

    • Orkney
  • Qualifications

    Scottish Tourist Guides Association Green Badge Guide for Orkney.
    Scottish Tourist Guides Association Green Badge Guide for North Highlands< Moray and Inner Hebrides.
    Masters Degreee in Environmental Management
    Health and Safety Qualified
    Welcome Host
  • Tours

    Private Hire Tours of Orkney
    Step on Tours in Orkney and The North Highlands of Scotland for coach parties and private cars.
    Walking Tours of Inverness, Culloden, Kirkwall and Stromness.
    Tour types:
    Scottish History - Clans and Conflicts
    Neolithic Sites
    Iron Age Brochs
    Viking Power Centres
    Arts and Crafts: Jewellery, yarns, paintings and 
    Literary Tours: Writers and their places
    Produce of Scotland: Food and Drink tours of Orkney and the Scottish Highlands.

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