Josephine Jones

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Jo Jones

Guided tours in English and French in Orkney, an archipelago of 70 islands off the NE coast of Scotland.

I have been privileged to live and work in Orkney on and off since 1979, and have been told by native Orcadians that I’m an “Honorary Orcadian”. I met my husband-to-be in the Staff Room of Kirkwall Grammar School and we were married in St Magnus Cathedral in 1983. All the family has a passion for Orkney and we love sharing that love with others.

Orkney is a varied archipelago of 70 contrasting islands from sandy beaches to rugged cliffs but our archaeological sites are testament to over 5000 years of history, our landscape is spectacular and we are proud of our flora and fauna. We have numerous festivals throughout the year and an active arts and crafts scene. The wonderful light is idyllic for photographers and artists. Whatever your interests, we have something to offer you, whatever your level of activity, throughout the year.

I am happy to personalise tours around your requirements. If you would like some ideas for whole day, half day or summer evening tours, please look at the Notes section in the left column of my Facebook page: Personalised Orkney Tours.
https://www.facebook.com/TouristGuide.JoJones/
You can message me via the button on the page, or email me on:
PersonalisedOrkneyTours@gmail.com

I am a Driver Guide, able to take up to 4 passengers in my Toyota Prius T Spirit Hybrid.. If you have your own vehicle, you may wish to hire me as a step-on guide.

I am an accredited STGA (Scottish Tourist Guides Association) Green Badge Guide for Orkney and am qualified and insured to guide in English and French.

I look forward to welcoming you to and guiding you around our wonderful homeland.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Driver Guide
  • Extended Tour
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Meet and Greet
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Green Badge
  • Months Available: All
  • Type of car: Toyota Prius - 4 passengers
  • Year Qualified: 2017
  • Tour starting points

    • Kirkwall
    • Stromness
  • Qualifications

    BA (Hons), Cert Ed, LRAM, PMEPTA
    Advanced Certificate in Financial Consultancy
    Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
    First Aid Certificate (including CPR)
    STGA Orkney Green Badge Tourist Guide
  • Tours

    Driver Guide in Toyota Prius T4 Spirit for up to 4 passengers throughout Orkney.
    Walking Tours in Kirkwall and Stromness
    Step - on Guide in your own vehicle throughout Orkney
    Coach Tours in English and French

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