Shetland with Laurie

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Hello, and welcome to my Patreon site. I am a 33-year-old Shetlander, born and raised in the islands. I studied history and politics at the University of Dundee before returning home and securing a job as curatorial assistant at the Shetland Museum & Archives. Whilst there I undertook a masters in museum & gallery studies at St Andrews University. After leaving the museum I edited a local lifestyle magazine, Shetland Life, and I run a successful business as a tour guide and freelance writer as well as part-time curator of Scalloway Museum. I love to explore and document my days on my blog and online via Instagram stories.

I have started this site in order to focus on my blog during the covid-19 pandemic. I also plan on starting a podcast and support of Patreon supporters will help me achieve this. So, if you find my content useful in your holiday planning, then please feel free to leave a donation or set up a monthly donation and be the first to know about new blog posts.

I am an accredited green badge tourist guide registered with the Scottish Tour Guide Association (STGA). I am passionate about Shetland, and all that our wonderful islands have to offer – from wildlife to culture and from archaeology to sweeping landscapes; Shetland has it all. Riding the cusp of a wave, Shetland has just been awarded a top spot in the Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe 2019 guide, so what are you waiting for? Offering bespoke tours to suit every individuals needs, I can ensure that you get the very best from your visit to Shetland. My aim is to thoughtfully guide you through your Shetland adventure; helping you unlock the secrets of these fascinating islands.
Shetland with Laurie will help you plan your travel itinerary and recommend places of interest; whether you are keen to learn more about the history of Shetland or just enjoy the outstanding scenery and beauty, I will put together a tour which will suit any budget and interest.

If you're not quite sure and would like to learn more then why not sign up to my monthly newsletter or visit the Instagram page for inspirationhere.

Shetland is a fantastic place for visitors to explore and having a local guide with all the inside knowledge will ensure that you don't miss out on the highlights – I might even throw in a few hidden gems too! I bring a wealth of experience with me having worked in the heritage industry for over 10 years, immersing myself in local history and culture. Born and raised in Shetland I have an extensive knowledge and passion for these wonderful islands that I call home.
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