About JP Orkney
Experience and savour
We’re here to help you experience and savour the best sights and flavours Orkney has to offer
What do we do?
JP Orkney delivers memorable days out on our Orkney Tours and sell delicious homemade produce in our online shop. We’re a family business run by Jane Ellison and Paul Hudd, and take great pride in providing hospitality of the highest quality. Whichever experience you choose, we’ll be delighted to help you make your own special Orkney memories.
Personalised Orkney Tours
Join us on a tailor-made Orkney tour, where we’ll guide you through the stunning landscapes in our luxury all-electric Mercedes tour vehicle. We’re proud to offer eco-friendly journeys that don’t compromise on comfort or experience.
Authentic Orkney Produce
We invite you to savour the authentic flavours of Orkney with our award-winning homemade produce. From Fatty Cutties to moreish tablet, every product is crafted with love and locally sourced ingredients in our Birsay kitchen by the sea.
Meet Us, Jane and Paul
We’re Jane and Paul, the passionate duo behind JP Orkney. With our combined experience in hospitality and deep love for Orkney, we’re dedicated to helping you create special Orkney memories.
Experience and savour time with a tailor-made Orkney tour. Our luxury all-electric Mercedes tour vehicle seats up to eight passengers. We provide pick-ups and drop-offs, all tours are delivered by fully qualified and accredited member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, and we are ambassadors of the Visit Scotland UNESCO trail in Orkney. Be it one day or one week, we will create the tour that’s right for you.
Experience and savour flavours with our JP Orkney Produce range. Developed through our love of working with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, it’s all homemade in our Birsay kitchen by the sea. We sell award-winning Fatty Cutties, moreish tablet, jams, pickles, chutneys and more – all available to buy at Orkney food markets, and online in our Orkney Produce Shop. We also supply our Orkney Produce to tour guides, self-catering accommodation, private events and bespoke orders.
Hi, I’m Jane – the J in JP Orkney!
I have fond childhood memories of the island, while Paul enjoyed adventure holidays here. When an opportunity came up for us to move to Orkney we jumped at the chance, knowing our son would grow up in a place rich and diverse in natural wonders.
We’re based in Birsay, right by the beach. Our favourite pastimes are groatie buckie hunting, and chatting to the colony of seals relaxing in the bay. Ask us for our top tips on finding a groatie buckie!
I have 20 years’ hospitality experience; which has given great awareness of the demands of arranging tours and the needs of holiday guests. After a period working in Bejing, I retrained as a teacher of Nutrition and Home Economics. Fifteen years later I am still teaching and part of a successful team at Stromness Academy.
My qualifications include BSc Honours Food Systems and Quality Assurance, Advanced Food Hygiene, Level 2 Wines and Spirits and HND Hospitality Business Management.
Hi, I’m Paul.
I have more than 20 years’ customer-facing experience working in several industries.
In my spare time I went back to school and spent a year studying at the University of Highlands and Islands. As a result I am now a fully accredited member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association and a proud member of the Orkney Tourist Guides Association.
As well as spending time exploring Orkney on land, I love to get in the sea and am a member of the wild swimming group Orkney Polar Bears (if you ask, you can meet the other bears). You can often find me in just my shorts swimming in the Atlantic or the North Sea. I also like to get the paddle board out and float around shipwrecks.
Along with Jane, we’re here to help you experience and savour the best sights and flavours Orkney has to offer.