Idyllic beaches and rock formations | The Orkney Islands

Our first stop in the western side of Orkney was the Broch of Gurness which is the remains of an Iron Age village. For a person that has little interest in history I must admit it just looked like a pile of rocks. The stones were only a feet or two high, it was like…

Our first impressions of the Orkney Islands | Scotland

Most people visit Orkney for the history, but for us we were there for the nature, wildlife and also because it just made sense as it was on our ferry route back to the mainland from Shetland. We’d heard the orcas we’d witnessed on Shetland were around Orkney at the moment so we focused our…