Orkney Storytelling Festival Official Poster

Orkney Storytelling Festival

Hail pounded the old church roof as excited onlookers shuffled together on narrow pews. A hush descended as the master of ceremonies began her welcome…. my first Orkney Storytelling Festival event had begun.     What followed can only be described as magical. Tales from the hot plains of Kenya were Read more…

crowd on scapa beach orkney looking at drawing on sand pages of sea

Armistice 100 on Orkney

 The past Sunday is a significant day worldwide, marking a century since the end of WW1.   Armistice 100 on Orkney is especially significant.   Orkney has a wealth of military history due to it’s strategic importance in the wars. The islands endured many tragedies because of this. Today’s Armistice 100 on Orkney events Read more…

First days in Orkney

Since my Logan Air touchdown, Orkney has done its best to keep me busy. The flight itself (in the smallest plane I’ve flown in to date) was stunningly scenic as was the runway.  The airport was also charming with plenty of creative flair and (possibly) the world’s simplest baggage reclaim. Read more…