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Paula Moss
Scottish Tourist Guides Association

“Paula was extremely well informed and understood immediately the sort of sites I wished to photograph.

She is an amazing empathetic guide who was very patient with my specific desires and a lot of fun to be with.”

Abigail Gossage - Canada

From South Africa to Shetland – 60 Degrees North


From an early age, I have always enjoyed taking photographs. I have always carried a camera with me on holiday or just driving to visit friends. 14 years ago, I came to live in Shetland. During this time, opportunities have allowed me to develop my interest in photography further. 

I started to appreciate Shetland through the lens and soon realised that this was a special place I had come to live in. The one aspect that gripped me first was the wildlife. I spent many many hours discovering places, watching birds and animals so I could try and understand their behaviours better.

I found much enjoyment in just taking friends and family around the islands when they came to visit. This got me thinking more about being a guide on the Islands.

In 2018,  I qualified as a Tourist Guide for the Scottish Tourist Guide Association (STGA)

I now enjoy guiding visitors to the best places to watch wildlife and experience the best that Shetland has to offer.  During my Tourist Guiding Training, I realised Shetland has many more places and aspects to explore, so sharing my newfound passion and knowledge about our islands is extremely rewarding.

The Scottish Tourist Guides Association are the professional membership body for fully trained and accredited tourist guides in Scotland. As an STGA guide, I have completed a rigorous training and assessment programme before being admitted to membership of the Association. This training covers knowledge of Shetland’s history, culture, and landscape but also includes practical training in professional guiding skills (including group management and safety) and effective communication.

From 2019 till Feb 2024, I have been working for two companies, learnt about Shorex, and co-ordinated ships visits into Shetland.  An incredible experience which I have loved. 

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