Thousands of ceramic poppies will go on display at St Magnus Cathedral, as part of this year’s commemoration of the Battle of Jutland.

Poppies: Weeping Window, which will be at the cathedral from April 22 until June 12, is from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, on show at the Tower of London in 2014, where 888,246 poppies were displayed – one to honour every death in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War.

Weeping Window is the cascade of poppies that was seen pouring out of a high window down to the grass below. In Orkney, the poppies will cascade from the western end of the cathedral.  

Make sure you come to Orkney to see the Poppies, it will be an amazing sight at our already majestic St Magnus Cathedral.  Get your apartment booked as Orkney is going to be very busy this summer with the Poppies(22nd April - 12th June), the Battle of Jutland Commemorations( 31st May 2016) and the HMS Hampshire centenary( 5th June 2016)



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A tasteful cottage located in peaceful farmland with spectacular views. Only 3 miles from local amenities and many of the historical sites are within a 15 minute drive.