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It's the middle of January and Scotland is snowbound as we prepare to travel up to Birsay tomorrow. That makes us think ahead to our summer garden at Annie's Place, our self-catering property looking across Birsay Bay. The garden which our guests enjoy from May to October will be ablaze with summer flowers: bright marigolds, marguerites, crocosmia ......and Snow in Summer, a lovely border of white which falls across our

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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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Yesnaby is famous for its spectacular cliffs, Castle Stack and wonderful waves, especially in less clement weather! But that is not all that makes it a worthwhile destination for visitors.    Yesnaby is one of the rare environments where the Scottish Primrose can be spotted in early Spring and again in July. It thrives in this part of Orkney and a careful search reveals the tiny but hardy pink petals of this

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