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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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August comes to an end as we look back over three months of garden glory at The Old Manse/  Annie's Place. Having planted out our bedding flowers and staked every herbaceous plant in the previous month, June arrived and we were ready for visitors: Annie's Place garden was to be part of the 2017 Orkney Garden Trail. Our small garden faces out to Canada across the broad Atlantic ocean, so we experiment

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