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August comes to an end as we look back over three months of garden glory at The Old Manse/  Annie's Place. Having planted out our bedding flowers and staked every herbaceous plant in the previous month, June arrived and we were ready for visitors: Annie's Place garden was to be part of the 2017 Orkney Garden Trail. Our small garden faces out to Canada across the broad Atlantic ocean, so we experiment

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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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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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