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Kinlay F.

Kirkwall, United Kingdom

The Orkney Islands - Discover the beauty and history of our ancient and dynamic archipelago.

My name is Kinlay and I am honoured to be able to offer you my private touring service of the Orkney Islands.

All my tours are private and tailored to your wishes and interests. Whether you are visiting by cruise ship and looking for a shore excursion or staying in Orkney for a couple of days or more, I can provide you with the ultimate touring experience.

I have added some of our most popular private tours for your perusal. Should you have any specific interests which are not mentioned then I can offer you a bespoke service. Please contact me with details and a full quotation.

I like to offer my clients the real Orkney by going behind the scenes and uncovering sites, structures, tastes and sounds that are rarely seen by the wider public.

The areas I specialise are Wartime Orkney and Scapa Flow, Ancient Orkney during the Neolithic period, Orkney's Vikings and the Orkney Inga Saga, Coastal Walks and the History of Hoy.

I am passionate about the Orkney Islands. I do my absolute best in proving a unique guiding experience. I like to think 'outside the box' offering a service that is different from the norm and encourages my clients to come back to Orkney and continue exploring.

Our history is vast, let me awaken your five senses and show you the real and rugged Orkney.

A Recent Review of this guide

Kinlay was highly knowledgeable and his explanations were comprehensive and interesting. He was especially kind and considerate of us, two senior women.
Maryann Bullion

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Highly experienced & qualified local Orkney Green Badge Guide.

Member of the Orkney Tourist Guides Association.

Orkney Island Regional Member of Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA)

Work closely with Rick Steves and appear in his Europe book. Working on a TV show with Rick Steves in August 2018.

Historian for the Royal Naval Association, Orkney Branch.

Subsea Contractor and Qualified Hyperbaric Chamber Nurse.

Worked on televsion programmes with BBC and Sky. Recently Combat Ships on History Channel and Grand Tours of Scotland BBC.

Helped with published military history books and great working relationship with the Royal Navy.

Fully insured and registered driver guide with own custom 8 seater Volkswagen Transporter vehicle.


I can offer a step on guide service if you have your own vehicle. Price on request.

I can try and find availability on a bigger vehicle a coach or minibus if you have more than 7 persons in your party. Prices will be higher for this service.

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