Annie's Blog

One of the reasons why we chose to live in Palace, Birsay is because the garden path of our home, The Old Manse and Annie's Place, leads directly onto the shoreline of Birsay Bay. We regularly advise our self catering holiday guests that, throughout the year, they might see panoramic views of the setting sun sinking into the sea and lighting up the sky with a myriad of colours. In winter,

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Many of our self catering holiday guests share their Orkney photos on FaceBook, Instagram and other social media. Such photos include their walk from Annie's Place to the Whalebone. We regularly walk there ourselves, going northwards on the St Magnus Way, but rather than crossing over to the Brough of Birsay at the Point of Buckquoy, we follow the signpost "Skipa Geo Footpath". Keep on that coastal path and it will take

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We continue to follow the Covid 19 safety precautions as detailed in our Covid Care page.  We look forward to welcome self-catering guests in our Orkney accommodation during 2021 and 2022. Obviously guests and ourselves must abide by Scottish Governernment Guidance.  We are following this guidance and the further clarification provided by VisitScotland and Destination Orkney. Prospective guests may be concerned about booking our holiday accommodation and then not being

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