Thinking of staying at Annie's Place? Panoramic views of our setting in peaceful village of Palace on Birsay Bay may confirm your wish to be here!
These views can be seen in the video of an event recorded recently when The Old Manse/Annie's Place in Palace village, Birsay was the setting for the unveiling of a historic blue plaque in memory of the first minister to live here in the mid to late 18th century. Robin and I present the event of talks, music and light hearted verse to commemorate Revd George Low, botanist, national scientist and historian. At the beginning and end of the event you can enjoy scenic views of the village of Palace in its setting on the shoreline of Birsay Bay, with the 16th century Earl's Palace and the tidal island of Brough of Birsay nearby.
The underlined link below takes you through to the Orkney International Science Festival YouTube video recording.
When you click and land on the OISF page there is a statement saying the event has passed! HOWEVER, you can still watch online by scrolling down to the first YouTube consent box. Click "I Accept" and then click in centre of the picture of our garden called Join Us for Lunch. The video will start with a wonderful panaoramic view of Birsay Bay and Palace village. The background music is Robin playing his specially composed fiddle tune, George Low's Welcome to Birsay, as the film moves down to our garden flowers. Robin's music continues at the end as the film zooms out of our garden to give panoramic views of our setting on the shoreline of Birsay Bay.
Orkney International Science Festival YouTube recording.
The blue plaque is set on the wall of the Old Manse for all visitors to Palace village to see. If you do come to stay at Annie's Place and want more information about George Low we will be happy to provide this!