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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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Following our successful openings of Annie's Place garden in June as part of the Orkney Garden Trail, we "popped up" our garden on three occasions to show off its July and August blooms.  We were delighted by the number of passers-by who popped in and generously left donations for our chosen charity Music in Hospitals Scotland. As the logo of that charity includes the phrase "communicating through live music", Robin delighted

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