My name is Megan and I am Wild Orkney Walks. My aim in setting up the business is to share my love and passion of Orkney and its wildlife with people.
I have been interested in wildlife from an early age. Growing up in the Highlands I was surrounded by nature and I have always loved being outdoors, regardless of the weather.
Prior to moving to Orkney 11 years ago, I was living and working in the Highlands (Inverness & Fort William) with VisitScotland. Working for 19 years in the information centres in Inverness, Fort William, and more recently Kirkwall has given me a good insight into the tourism industry in Orkney & Scotland.
I am a volunteer with the RSPB, Orkney Field Club and the Orkney Nature Festival and through my volunteering I have gained experience in leading guided walks, habitat management and survey work. I recently received the Puffin Long Service Award for 10 years volunteering with the RSPB.
One of my great passions is the story of the White-Tailed Eagles on Hoy, and I am one of the regular Eaglewatch volunteers.
My passion doesn’t stop with eagles and birds though, I have learnt so much about all Orkney wildlife through my role on the committee of the Orkney Field Club, and I am equally as passionate about dragonflies, mammals and our beautiful wildflowers.
My guided walks will provide a special insight into the real beauty and magic of Orkney’s wildlife and landscapes.