Green Badge

Qualified to Guide:

Orkney

Languages:

English

Driver Guide:

No

About Me

I am an ‘Orcadian’, that is to say I was born and bred in Orkney, where my family have farmed for many generations. My wife Jane and I have a small farm, just outside Kirkwall overlooking Scapa Flow. I am passionate about the history and culture of Orkney and I do not consider it a chore to supplement my farming income by showing visitors around Orkney in general and Kirkwall in particular. I played the Kirkwall Ba Game for over thirty years so in addition to a standard Kirkwall Walking Tour I offer a unique walking tour following the Ba’s route and explaining the finer points of the game.

I am a member of the Orkney Tourist Guides Association (OTGA). In 2015 I successfully completed the Orkney Regional Affiliate training course of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association. I passed a series of written and practical examinations, and was awarded the coveted Green Badge and am therefore fully qualified to guide groups throughout Orkney.

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  • 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.

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