Kirkwall harbour
Balfour Castle, Shapinsay

Summer arrived last Saturday 27th June after a very long spell of wet and cold weather.  Luckily we had a family birthday party to attend in Shapinsay, a small island about 20 mins from Kirkwall.  We took the regular ferry out and had a lovely time with bbq, live band and catch up with family and friends.  We left Shapinsay at 10pm to return home on a small charter boat and enjoyed the most beautiful crossing as the sun was setting.  Magical!

Newbigging Orkney Self Catering

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.