Orkneys Rich History

Skara Brae “On the far curving shore of the bay lies Skara Brae, hazy through the sea-haar.” George Mackay Brown – Rockpools and Daffodils Skara Brae is a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of the Mainland. Consisting of a cluster of ten houses.  The settlement was Uncovered by a storm in 1850, giving a remarkable picture of how life was in Orkney around 5,000 years ago. Skara Brae is one of Orkneys most popular neolithic sights drawing some 70,000 visitors a year who want to step back in time and be amongst the amazingly well-preserved...

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Wildlife in Orkney

Orkney has long been a haven for wildlife. From its towering sea cliffs playing home to birds such as puffins, guillemots, gulls, gannets to name a few. While the lowlands and wetlands providing the perfect habitat for birds such as curlew, hen harriers and many other birds of prey. A trip to other smaller Orkney Islands such as Hoy may provide the lucky visitor of a glimpse of a white-tailed or golden eagle, which after an absence of 40 years have since returned to Orkney.  More importantly it has been confirmed that since the return a nesting pair have reportedly had chicks which is great...

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