Nic Thake

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Over the last few years I have primarily worked with cruise service operators providing shore excursion services in Orkney operating as Island Smart Ltd.  That work continues. However, I am now also working to provide small group (and larger) tours in collaboration with Vita Colborn-Veitch - who has her own entry on this site. Together we trade as Orkney Island Tours Limited - please view our small group offers - https://orkneyislandtours.co.uk 

My personal specialities within Orkney are the smaller North Isles, especially Shapinsay, Orkney’s wilder places, its energy transition (including marine renewables and hydrogen) and community engagement with tourism in all its forms.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Extended Tour
  • Hospitality desk
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Meet and Greet
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Green Badge
  • Months Available: Jan-Dec
  • Type of car:
  • Year Qualified: 2008
  • Tour starting points

    • Stromness
    • Orkney
  • Qualifications

    Island Studies
  • Tours

    Small Group Tours
    Renewable Energy Tours
    Community Tours
    Shore Excursion Co-ordination and Delivery - ALL ship sizes 
    High-end speciality tours including Yacht Co-ordination

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