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Good news for all visitors to Orkney this summer;  Historic Environment Scotland (HES)  have been given permission to convert premises in nearby Stenness into a new visitor centre for Maeshowe, including improved car parking arrangements and on-site signage. This will be a relief for those visitors who come to view the UNESCO World Heritage monuments known as Heart of Neolithic Orkney: Maeshowe is one of the central attractions, along with Ring of Brodgar, Standing Stones of

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A reminder of summer broke through the cold and windy Orkney midnight hour at Palace village in Birsay as we greeted the New Year, 2017.

From the depths of nowhere and through the darkness of the night came the chimes of  "The Sun has got his Hat On" : mystery New Year Bells .....ringing out here, live on Orkney, to rival Big Ben on TV.  Next day, all was revealed: our new neighbours,

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This season has been a very positive one for Annie's Place with all guests reporting positively on the quality of our accommodation, and all that is available for holiday-makers around Birsay and wider afield in the Orkney Isles.  We have been delighted with all the guests' comments in our Visitors Book over the past two and a half years since start-up.  In 2016 the direct booking system has automatically sent

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