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Mary D.

Stromness, Scotland, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Mary. Welcome to Orkney. (almost) 59 degrees north of the equator and 524 miles from the Arctic Circle.

After a surprise birthday visit to Orkney in November 2012, we relocated our family here six months later as we were truly overwhelmed with the place. The decision to become a qualified driver guide was a natural progression for me, I love to meet people from all over the world I love history and I love driving, all these combined means I can present to you the historical marvels and beautiful scenery I see every day.
I am happy to tailor your tour to your requirements, from half day to multi days. Shore excursions are a speciality, limited time and much to see. If there is something special you would like to do please ask.

With over 5000 years of human history on these islands there are many relics of the distant past and also the nearer present to be explored from standing stones and neolithic homesteads to towering turbines of the renewable energy age. Throw into the mix Vikings, Scottish rule, the Hudson Bay Company, herring fleets, World Wars, distilleries, breweries and an Arctic Explorer, it's hard to know where to start and where to finish. I would be delighted to help you choose.

Hoping to see you soon.


I am an accredited Green Badge guide for Orkney, awarded by the Scottish Tourist Guide Association (STGA)
A member of the Orkney Tourist Guide Association (OTGA)
Fully licensed and insured Taxi driver (Orkney Islands Council)



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