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About Me

Jo Jones Guided tours in English and French in Orkney, an archipelago of 70 islands off the NE coast of Scotland. I have been privileged to live and work in Orkney on and off since 1979, and have been told by native Orcadians that I’m an “Honorary Orcadian”. I met my husband-to-be in the Staff Room of Kirkwall Grammar School and we were married in St Magnus Cathedral in 1983. All the family has a passion for Orkney and we love sharing that love with others. Orkney is a varied archipelago of 70 contrasting islands from sandy beaches to rugged cliffs but our archaeological sites are testament to over 5000 years of history, our landscape is spectacular and we are proud of our flora and fauna. We have numerous festivals throughout the year and an active arts and crafts scene. The wonderful light is idyllic for photographers and artists. Whatever your interests, we have something to offer you, whatever your level of activity, throughout the year. I am happy to personalise tours around your requirements. If you would like some ideas for whole day, half day or summer evening tours, please look at the About section below the cover photo of my Facebook page: Personalised Orkney Tours. You can message me via the button on the page, or email me on: I am a Driver Guide, able to take up to 4 passengers in my Toyota Prius T Spirit Hybrid.. If you have your own vehicle, you may wish to hire me as a step-on guide. I am an accredited STGA (Scottish Tourist Guides Association) Green Badge Guide for Orkney and am qualified and insured to guide in English and French. I look forward to welcoming you to and guiding you around our wonderful homeland.

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Tour Types

  • Coach Tour
  • Driver Guided Tour
  • Shore Excursion
  • Walking Tour


BA (Hons), Cert Ed, LRAM, PMEPTA
Advanced Certificate in Financial Consultancy
Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
First Aid Certificate (including CPR)
STGA Orkney Green Badge Tourist Guide

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  • Guide Type: Green Badge
  • Months Available: All
  • Type of car: Toyota Prius - 4 passengers
  • Year Qualified: 2017

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