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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 detailed 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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