Rosemary Horton

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I qualified as a Primary School teacher in 1979 and since then have taught in small village schools in Cornwall with less than 30 pupils, large city schools in the West Midlands and Lincolnshire with over 500 pupils, and a variety of situations in between.

Wherever I have lived and worked I have always taken an active role in the local community, assisting at Youth Clubs, teaching in Sunday School, organising and leading Church groups for young people age 14-21, training as a Rainbow and Brownie unit leader with Girlguiding UK and most recently undertaking the role of West Mainland District Commissioner.

I have always had an interest in sewing, painting and craft work and  since moving to Orkney in 2000 I have developed this more extensively. From 2005 to 2011      I ran a small retail outlet in Kirkwall and still regularly sell my crafts through local craft organisations.

During 2012 and 2013 I was the manageress of a Tearoom and Craft Gallery in Sandwick, West Mainland, and enjoyed meeting a wide range of people from around the world. Our menu promoted quality local Orkney produce and I was pleased to promote the wonderful landscapes, history and wildlife of Orkney alongside my husband Clive.

I look forward to combining all my skills and interests into promoting and developing Wildabout Orkney’s tours and holidays and to meeting some of you who are reading this.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Driver Guide
  • Extended Tour
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Shore Excursion
  • Special needs groups
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Green Badge
  • Months Available: Jan - Dec
  • Type of car:
  • Year Qualified: 2015
  • Tour starting points

    • Aberdeen
    • Inverness
    • Lerwick
    • Stromness
    • Kirkwall
    • Thurso
  • Qualifications

    Bachelor of Education with Honours
  • Tours

    a diverse programme of year-round tours, all of which explore Orkney's fascinating archaeology, history, wildlife, folklore, spirituality and culture.  Journey back more than 5,000 years during your exploration of our islands and uncover the mysteries that make Orkney such a spectacular destination.
    For more information visit www.wildaboutorkney.com

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