Robbie Fraser is a former BBC Radio Orkney presenter who has turned his skills and knowledge to running a tour company. He also runs a family farm with his wife, Eileen, and his son David, in the West Mainland of Orkney. He is an accredited Orkney Green Badge Guide and member of the Orkney and Scottish Tourist Guides Association.
Over his 25 years of broadcasting Robbie has built up a wealth of local knowledge and has covered major events such as the Battle of Jutland commemorations and the International Island Games – a multi-sport event that sees islands from Bermuda to Rhodes, and from Falkland to Hitra in Norway, compete against one another, as well as the smaller British Isles including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
His forty years of experience as a farmer also gives him a deep knowledge of the countryside and those who farm in Orkney.
Robbie and his family live on the family farm of Lower Cottiscarth in Rendall where they have a herd of beef cows, most of which are Aberdeen Angus. There is also a small breeding flock of sheep. The farm was converted to organic status in 2017. It also hosts an RSPB bird reserve which is world famous as a favoured nesting site for the Hen Harrier – a breed which was on the verge of extinction, but is now seeing increasing numbers. Many studies have been carried out into the Hen Harriers of Cottiscarth over the last fifty years.
In 2018 the family opened up a small complex of holiday chalets aimed at providing top quality accommodation for people with a passion for the countryside.
Robbie Fraser is a member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, and a qualified Green Badge Guide.
Robbie is also a member of the Orkney Tourist Guides Association.
There is so much to see and do in Orkney and Robbie wants you to experience as much as what the islands have to offer in the time that you visit.
Contact Robbie for more information or to book your tour via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 (0)1856 761409Find out more about staying at Cottiscarth Cottages