Welcome to the Shetland Islands
Tourist Guides Association
friendly and knowledgeable Shetland Guide is the best way to make your
holiday in our beautiful Islands truly memorable.
All of our guides are locals who hold an accredited guiding qualification, and can advise you on the
best areas, sites and shops to visit. And they will be delighted to share those
extra little surprises and ‘best-kept-secrets’ around Shetland that you
wouldn’t experience on your own.
Our Guides can assist with compiling an
itinerary that is tailored to your interests and requirements. So no matter how long your stay, how
big or small your party or whatever your special interest in any part of
Shetland may be – we are here to help you make the most out of your visit, discovering Shetland's archaeology, wildlife,
geology, genealogy, history, botany, traditional music and culture.
We promote the training and
recruitment of multilingual Guides, so wherever you come from, you’ll receive a
warm welcome in your native language.
All SITGA guides are affiliated to the Scottish Tourist
Guides Association which is endorsed by VisitScotland**. All our Guides adhere to the STGA Code of Conduct and Standards of Performance.
is delighted to endorse the Scottish Tourist Guides Association as the
professional membership body for fully trained and accredited tourist guides in
Scotland . STGA accredited guides are passionate ambassadors for Scotland and
in providing our visitors with information and inspiration, help deliver a
memorable experience for them. (February
on this website courtesy of the Islesburgh Photographic Club, Shoormal Shetland
Pony Stud, Shetland Amenity Trust, John Grieve and Steven Saunderson)