About Clive Horton

  • Managing Partner
  • Qualified Professional Orkney Tourist Guide
  • Highland Park Distillery Accredited Guide.

Born in the heart of England, my early working life took me worldwide as a navigation officer with Shell Tankers and then the Danish company Maersk Line.

Having met and married my wife Rosemary in the early 1980′s, I came ashore and became a teacher in Cornwall. From there promotion took me northwards to Lincolnshire and then in 2000 I achieved one of my life’s ambitions of living and working on a small island when I became Head Teacher of Shapinsay Community School in Orkney.

After retirement from teaching in 2011, I moved to Mainland Orkney and for two years ran Appie’s Tea Room & Craft Gallery in Sandwick with Rosemary. Whilst running Appie’s I was able to share my knowledge and love of Orkney with guests on a daily basis, so taking over the ownership of Wildabout Orkney was a natural progression, to not just talk to visitors but to be able to get out into the wonderful countryside and show my guests just what makes Orkney so spectacular.