Our courses

CertHE Tourist Guiding (North Highlands)
Orkney Tourist Guiding
Summer Courses
Short Courses

Other Courses

Summer Courses

The Institute for Northern Studies has a portfolio of summer courses, which we offer as bespoke events tailored to visiting groups. We can adapt the time, length, and contents of the course to your group's needs. We welcome university groups, study tours, learning holidays, clubs and societies, and other groups. Below you will find a description of courses we have run in the past.  Find out more.

Tourist Guiding - CertHE Tourist Guiding (North Highlands)

Learn more about the culture, history and life within the North Highlands of Scotland, whilst also learning a brand new career!  The Institute has been responsible for the training of tourist guides in Orkney for well over 10 years and over 3 years for the North Highlands, following the principles of the nationally and internationally accredited Scottish Tourist Guides Association.  Find out more.

Tourist Guiding - Orkney Tourist Guide Course

The Institute has been responsible for the training of tourist guides in Orkney for over 10 years, following the principles of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association. We are looking for people with a passion for Orkney.   Guiding and presentation skills can be learned, but passion cannot!  Find out more.