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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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Saturday  Already its time to pack up to catch the boat home ! And you realise you have not managed to visit..........The Tomb of the Eagles, Shapinsay Castle, The Gloup, The Earls' Palace in Kirkwall, the World War II Twatt Airfield Control Tower, or Happy Valley at Bluebell time......yes, as the photo proves, there are a few trees in Orkney!! You still had to go out for a trip on an Orkney

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