Green Badge

Qualified to Guide:

Orkney

Languages:

English

Driver Guide:

No

About Me

My name is Philip Cook and I am a qualified Green Badge Guide accredited by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association.

I work as a ‘step-on guide’, meaning that I will guide you in your own vehicle or hired vehicle, or lead you on a walking tour.

I studied Natural Science at the University of Cambridge and spent my career in the Chemical Industry specialising in Bio-Fuel technology. I remain passionate about the implementation of renewable technologies, which feature large here in Orkney.

I have been a regular visitor to Orkney for over 40 years and have lived here full time since 2011. I especially enjoy sharing the love I have for these magical islands. I enjoy wildlife and landscape photography. The open skies and magical lighting of the islands create a wonderful canvas, which has inspired photographers and artists for centuries.

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Tour Types

  • Coach Tour
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Qualifications

STGA Green Badge Guide - Orkney
MA Cantab - Natural Sciences
MIET - Member Institute of Engineering Tecnology
C.Eng - Charted Engineer

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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

    Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism

    Scottish Government

  • Marion Boyd

    International Development Assistant

    Aberdeen City Council

  • Helen Versloot

    Incentive Department

    Gullivers Travel Agency