Rhona Jenkins

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Originally from Ayrshire in the south west of Scotland, I have lived in Orkney with my family since 2003. During my time here, I have a developed a keen interest in all aspects of Orkney’s rich heritage, and in helping others to explore and enjoy it. 

As a guide, I walk alongside you on your journey, sharing my in-depth knowledge so you can discover more about those aspects of Orkney which most excite your interest. 

I am a keen reader of historic fiction and enjoy a good story, especially one about Viking intrigue! In my other job as a freelance graphic designer I have created displays for museums and visitor centres across Orkney, giving me insights into many different aspects of the heritage. 

I am interested in the arts, crafts, design and photography, and fascinated by what inspires so many creative people to live and work here. In my spare time I practise and teach Tai Chi, and enjoy walking, cycling and cooking. Most of all I like to meet and talk to interesting people!

I am conscious that you are here to explore and have fun. My tours are lively, relaxed and informal, and I am happy to plan an itinerary to suit your particular interests.


I offer:
Coach and car tours
Kirkwall walking tours 
Creative Inspiration tours
Nature walks

Special Interests

History & heritage
Vikings
Neolithic Orkney
Arts & culture
Geology & fossils
Landscape
Wildlife & wildflowers
Museums and galleries
Mythology & folklore
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Green Badge
  • Months Available: 12
  • Year Qualified: 2019
  • Tour starting points

    • Stromness
    • Orkney
  • Qualifications

    STGA Green Badge (Orkney)
    
    Diploma and City & Guilds in Design and Typography
    
    Emergency First Aid certificate
  • Tours

    Coach and car tours - step on guide
    Kirkwall walking tours 
    Creative Inspiration tours
    Nature walks

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