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Grass roofed croft

Orkney Crofts

Friday 30th Oct 2015

Orkney is an incredible place to take a holiday, no matter where your interests lie, just make sure you give yourself enough time! You will want to explore this part of the world, over and over again, so it’s imperative that you have somewhere comfortable to relax after long days of discovery. The owner of Orkney […]

Puffin on the cliffs

Orkney – An Insider’s View

Thursday 29th Oct 2015

If you’ve never visited Orkney before, then you could be forgiven for arriving off your ferry or flight with some misconceptions about the language you might hear, the supposedly windswept and barren nature of the landscape, or the local perspective on the islands’ place in the grand scheme of things. But it doesn’t take long […]

Sustainable Seashore: Orkney

Tuesday 20th Oct 2015

Scottish seafood is world-renowned. Oysters, mussels, lobster and salmon are just a few products that appear on tables all across the globe. All around our coast, world-class catches land daily but we’re heading for an island well kent for its smoked salmon, Orkney, as a prime example of a fine Scottish product. We spoke to Big […]

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Guest post: Islay Whisky

Thursday 28th May 2015

Islay is most well-known for its whisky, so we couldn’t leave the island without learning a bit more. Guest writer, Rachael MacNeill has given us her inside view. Islay – the island of great spirit My time is taken up with two projects: Whisky For Girls and Wild and Magic Islay. www.whiskyforgirls.com host Whisky Tastings, Whisky […]

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Coillabus, Islay

Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Isle of Islay is the most southernly of the Inner Hebrides. Partly flanked on one side by Jura, it is vastly different from its near neighbour with the flatter terrain much more suited to agriculture. With a population of over 3,000, you can expect to meet some of the friendliest people in the country. […]