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January weather in North Britain has certainly brought a new meaning to the term DRIVING AROUND ORKNEY, but it’s the wind that’s in the driving seat this winter. Atlantic storms have battered the coast line since November, and Birsay is no exception. Good to know then, that summer lies ahead at Annie’s Place and we will see wild  flowers and fields of barley just a few months from now.  Two recent awards,

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This is the time when Annie’s Place has few visitors to stay, but it’s just the time for bird-watchers to come to Orkney…….here are a few of rarities, here on a flying visit, as reported by the local RSPB volunteer, Eric Meek. Slavonian Grebes, Great Northern Divers, 1000 Golden Plover on nearby Boardhouse Loch; a cattle Egret (first ever in Orkney) was found injured in Westray, while a solitary Glaucous Gull was spotted

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People do sometimes ask what the best way is to get here, so for those who might be wondering the same thing here is a quick guide. Most people come by ferry but you can fly to Kirkwall via Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness airports. It is possible to ‘do’ Orkney without a car, but if you’re flying you’ll probably want to hire a car. As Orkney is becoming more popular

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