While visitors to these remote islands in Scotland are rapidly increasing year on year, in the online travel circles and particularly the blogging world, my home island of Orkney remains seriously overlooked.
And yet I don’t understand why. Is it because we don’t have Instagrammable mountains? Is it because our beaches aren’t quite as Caribbean-esque (although not far off) as some other Scottish islands? Is it because we don’t have a crazy fire festival to draw a wee bit of attention to us?
Because Orkney has plenty. We have a hell of a lot of history. We have stunning coastlines. We have some of the most spectacular sunsets I’ve ever seen. We have jaw-dropping wildlife. And we have drool-worthy and world-renowned food and drink.
We also have creepy neolithic tombs you can climb inside, the oldest preserved discovery in Europe, and the highest vertical cliffs in the UK. We have puffins. We have — alright, you know what? It’s one thing for me to list everything that’s great about Orkney. Here’s a bunch of my favourite photos to show you what we have.
What do you think? Is this somewhere you’d like to visit?!
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