Jean Ross

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Hi I'm Jean Ross a fully qualified Green Badge Guide in Orkney where I was born and brought up on a beef farm.  I attended 2 primary schools and Kirkwall Grammar secondary school.  

Having brought up my 2 boys and worked in a variety of jobs I was always drawn to telling people about Orkney.  I worked at Maeshowe our 5,000 year old Neolithic chambered tomb during which time I did my Guiding Course.  In 2011 I was able to buy my own vehicle to do my private tours.

We have a large number of cruise ships coming into Orkney now when the local council provide a Meet and Greet Service which I ran for 3 summers.  It was great meeting and welcoming so many folk into the islands.

Having grown up in Orkney I can tell you what life was really like for a youngster on a farm helping with the animals and going to school in a small country school by bus.  I watched planes flying in and out of Grimsetter airport now known as Kirkwall airport.  I learned to swim in Scapa Flow and played in 8 foot snowdrifts during the winter.

Let me show you around and tell you about my home... Orkney.
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Services

  • Driver Guide

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Green Badge
  • Months Available: All year round
  • Type of car: Ford Torneo MIni Bus - Pax 8
  • Year Qualified: 2008
  • Tour starting points

    • Orkney
    • Stromness
  • Qualifications

    Qualified Green Badge Scottish Tourist Guide
    Art & Design in fabrics and yarns
    World Hospitality
  • Tours

    Private Guided Tours
    Archaeology Tour
    Arts & Crafts Tour
    Bespoke Tour
    Birdwatching 
    Nature day out
    Walking Tour

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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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