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Blogs Featuring Orkney and Shetland

The Italian Chapel on Orkney

Day 1 of our Orcadian Adventure For February break we decided to take a family trip to Orkney, it's one ...
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The Orkney Hooded Chair

A style of chair that goes back centuries. The iconic Orkney Hooded Chair was traditionally made from driftwood washed up ...
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Gow's Folly

Gow’s Folly

Gow’s Folly was once cursed by generations of wagoners and hauliers, an odd looking little building with the stone spire ...
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The Most Infamous Scottish Pirate – John Gow

"On a fine day he sailed away and came back years later as a full blown pirate." Ernest Marwick John ...
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Lost 5,000-Year-Old Neolithic Figurine Rediscovered in Scotland

A 5,000-year-old whalebone figurine, one of the oldest representations of a human form ever found in Britain, has been rediscovered ...
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Standing Stones of Stenness

Scotland’s World Heritage Sites!

With the Forth Bridge having recently joined five other areas of Scotland as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we thought this ...
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WW1 letter reveals a brutal day at Scapa Flow

Scapa Flow is one of Britain's most important historic stretches of water, located within the Orkney Islands, off the northeast ...
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An Ode to Scotland – Meeting a Modern-Day Scots Poet

Intertwined and impenetrably linked to Scottish culture, poetry has a long and distinguished history in Scotland. And it's a history ...
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Vikings Force Closure of Shetland Fire Station

A Shetland fire station has been forced to close its doors as the result of a viking fire festival. Two ...
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Learn to Speak Norn For Only £120

A dictionary of an extinct language spoken only in the remote Scottish Highlands has been uncovered in an English charity ...
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