Annie's Blog

Weekend storms dished up this frothy brew for the arrival of this week's holiday guests to our Orkney self catering accommodation on the shoreline of Birsay Bay.      But is it actually shaving foam for Orkney seals?   

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Visitors to Annie's Place, Orkney, love sitting on the shore line bench, drink in hand, watching seals on the rocks. Orkney is an important breeding site for both grey and common seals; 15% of the world population of grey seals are in Orkney. At Annie's Place we can see up to 50 seals (selkies) basking, swimming, frolicking and generally being nosey on the Birsay Bay coastline which is directly accessible from our self catering accommodation.  

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Enquiries for holiday accommodation at Annie’s Place are again starting early this year, including six repeat visits from last summer’s guests. People have been asking us about what they can find in our patch of Orkney Mainland: History, archaeology, bird watching, fishing, walking, relaxing! Well…….history is on your doorstep, as the Earls Palace, built by First Earl of Orkney, James Stewart (half-brother of Mary Queen of Scots) is the view from your sitting room window, while

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