Robina Barton

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I am 39 and have lived in Shetland for 10 years, working in heritage and tourism. Most recently I coordinated Shetland UNESCO Global Geopark. My interests include archaeology, geology, wildlife, art and the creative industries. I am secretary of the Shetland Heritage Association and I am a founder member of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum. I enjoy jogging, kayaking, climbing and a good Shetland dance!

Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Driver Guide
  • Extended Tour
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Green Badge
  • Months Available: All year round
  • Type of car: Ford Transit Tourneo 9 seater MPV
  • Year Qualified: 2016
  • Tour starting points

    • Lerwick
  • Qualifications

    MA Joint Hons Archaeology and Classical Hebrew
    
    First Aid outdoors
  • Tours

    I have a range of day tours available - see my website for details. I also provide walking tours and fully customised tours for up to 8 people in my Ford Transit Tourneo 9 seater MPV.  I am happy to put together itinieraries for single or multi-day visits for individuals or groups of any size. These can be on a single theme (see my interests) or with a broad focus. I am available as a walk-on guide for coach tours.
    With my business Selkie Ventures I try to work closely with 
    community organisations, voluntary heritage groups and local businesses.  Where possible my standard tours include at least one visit to a volunteer managed heritage site and my charges include a donation for sites where no entry fee applies.
    My standard tours also include a lunch provided by one of Shetland's small independent cafes. Lunch will typically include soup, sandwich, cake and your choice of tea or coffee, but can be adapted to cater for dietary requirements.

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