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Marlene Thomson

Hi, I'm Marlene , a native Orcadian and STGA qualified green badge guide for Orkney. I'm a driver or step on guide, which means I can drive you in my comfortable 8 passenger minibus or guide in your own vehicle. I can also hire a suitable coach and driver to show you around for larger groups.


I'm happy to work with groups from 1 to 50 people, and am able to do evening tours if you want to watch the sun setting into the sea, or look for the Aurora Borealis in the winter months.




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I'm born and brought up on these amazing islands, so have a wealth of local knowledge and local tales for you, including folk tales for both adults and children. I have even devised a child friendly tour if you want to indulge the little people with cute animals and a break from history.


Orkney is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year. In the Summer we have long days with almost 24 hours of daylight so you can be out sightseeing till midnight if you choose. And in the Winter, short days, spectacular storms, clear starry skies, a chance to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).


There is so much to see and do here, history covering over 5,000 years of continuous occupation, from the Stone Age, Iron Age & Bronze Age, to the Vikings, and to modern day, with touches of Wartime History, Tales of Cruel Earls & Shipwrecks throughout the ages.


We have amazing birdlife, scenery to take your breath away, nature by the bucketload. Crystal clear skies and pure light will give you some of the best photographs and memories you have ever had.


One of my specialities is Agriculture and farm tours.


Take a look at my website, and see if I can help you get the best out of your trip to Orkney.

Thomson, M