Last Sunday we took an hour off and went for a walk to the Brough of Birsay.  It was beautiful.  We witnessed two visitors almost getting stranded on the other side of the tidal causeway.  We whistled and shouted to get their attention and they eventually realised we were trying to warn them of the state of the tide.  You can cross over 2 hours either side of low tide and the tide seems to rise very slowly until the last 20 mins when it sweeps in at great speed.  We came across this jar as we were coming back, I wonder how long it had been on the sea bed to allow the shellfish to attach themselves? And how did it then get dislodged and arrive on the shore?

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We have had some fantastic sunsets during August this year.  The Orkney skies are fabulous.  The Northern Lights even made a fantastic display in August which is very early.

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Kringla 2 - dog friendly

***29th August for 4 nights £30 OFF = £300***

12th September 7 nights = £350

Kringla 1

26th August 3 nights = £255

5th September 4 nights = £300

Kringla 3

30th August 3 nights £260

5th September 4 nights = £320

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Kringla 3

15th August for 11 nights £738.  £138 OFF = £600








Kringla 2

15th August for 5 nights £425.  £50 OFF =  £375

29th August for 4 nights £330.  £30 OFF = £300

15th September for 4 nights £300








Kringla 1

26th August for 3 nights £255

5th September for 4 nights £300



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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.