Well we have returned from our trip to Orkney. What a lovely relaxing week. If ever you are up that way try and make time for an evening with "Peatside Tales" These evenings are run by John and Lynn who offer unique storytelling evenings. You get the opportunity to sit around a peatfire and enjoy Orkney folklore and island legend via music, song and dance. We attended two of these evenings one in the Old Still bar of the Stromness Hotel and another in John and Lynn's studio, both were fantistic with Lynn telling folklore stories with real imagination and feeling. We also booked a guided tour of Stromness with John - it was fantastic to hear the history of the place where we were staying.
Stromness Harbour at Night
At beautiful Rackwick Bay on the Island of Hoy
We stayed in the "Peedie Hoose" (peedie meaning small), it's the second door up in the white building that you can see above.