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Winter storms and six-hour daylight in Orkney may be your impression of the Northern Isles in December but, at Annie’s Place, never was it so far from the truth than this Christmas time. While much of Scotland and the North of England has been suffering continuous rainclouds and floods, here we are, at Palace in Birsay, on 29th December with warm sun shining through the windows, and calm seas out

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Welcome to new visitors to our Annie’s Place website and this blog. Greetings to previous visitors who may notice that over past days I have been adding new photos and an availability search button which leads to the online booking pages provided by freetobook! Making these additions has not proved an easy task for me as I am self taught in matters digital, and at various times the PC has narrowly avoided being thrown

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October 1st tomorrow, and our first  season of self catering accommodation at Annie’s Place in Orkney is coming to a glowing end with sunsets over Birsay Bay every evening for the past week. Silver seals glisten out on the rocks and a multitude of starlings chirrup in the warmth on every Birsay rooftop, excited to find they are “king of the castle” now that the seabirds have left their summer nesting grounds. It’s

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