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Les - Private Guide in Shetland

Private Guide in Shetland
 Member Since 2016  Country: Scotland City: Shetland Airport Transfer: NO Hotel Reservation: NO Translation Service: NO Languages: English Education: Master of Arts (Honours) - History/English Postgraduate Diploma in Systems Analysis and Design Postgraduate Certificate in Education Licenses, Training and Certifications:

Qualified Green Badge guide with Scottish Tourist Guide Association

Languages: English

Born in Shetland, I have lived most of my life in these wild and beautiful islands. My wife and I now live in Unst, the most northerly island.

I love showing visitors around these isles, telling them of their long, varied history, their culture, customs, myths and legends - and showing sandy beaches and soaring cliffs.

First becoming a tour guide in 1993, I am a founder-member of the Shetland Islands Tourist Guide Association. I recently became a fully-qualified Green Badge tour guide and a member of the Scottish Tourist Guide Association.

I am a director of the Unst Partnership - a group working to provide employment opportunities in Unst.

I also do stand-up comedy, having appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe for several years. I am a member of a locally based improvised comedy group in Shetland.

I have also worked as an extra on the "Shetland" TV detective series for the BBC.

Having enjoyed years of teaching History & ICT, I now want to let people see what is so unique, interesting and fascinating about my island home.

Attractions:Shetland, Edinburgh