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In Orkney, this coming Sunday, Marwick Head will be the first viewpoint for Robin Barr's Fit as a Fiddle challenge to raise funds for MIHC Scotland. This link:  https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.actioncharityCampaignUrl=Fit_as_a_Fiddle_Challenge_2018  provides full details of this charity venture. This includes details for supporting Robin in raising funds for musical events to take place in centres for children/adults with additional needs, care homes, hospices, and hospitals throughout Scotland. Robin will be accompanied by Leslie Burgher, Chair

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On Saturday Robin launched his Fit as a Fiddle challenge in aid of Music in Hospitals and Care, Scotland. He played a range of fiddle tunes that he has composed to celebrate special occasions for family and friends. The video link is of Robin playing the tune, Palace Stores which he composed for the wedding of Caron and Ian of our own village store in Birsay, which is adjacent to Annie's

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Our current guests at Annie's Place have asked if there will be puffins on Brough of Birsay yet.  Sadly for them I had to say that they are not likey to be there just now as guests generally see then in late April /early May. At that time last year and on into July, I was fortunate to identify a spot on the Brough where there was always at least

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