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View of the Old Man of Hoy in Orkney


Hello and welcome to the February newsletter from

We’ll be bringing you our usual mix of features and photos from the islands, including a look at our busy events calendar, another special attraction to visit and our latest wildlife watch.

You can always find out more about Orkney via the Visit Orkney website, and remember to follow us on social media too.


The Vat of Kirbister in Stronsay


Visit Stronsay in 2018

The island of Stronsay is one of Orkney’s hidden gems. Think beautiful beaches, wide open spaces and a warm welcome from local residents and you’d just be scratching the surface! The island has just launched a new drive to attract more visitors to see its stunning scenery, coastline and craft trail – watch our video below to find out about some of our favourite things to do in Stronsay! Read our special blog to get some island hopping hints and tips too.

Visit Stronsay in 2018 to experience island life at its very best! Find out more via the new island website.


Keeping communities connected


One of the most important aspects of island life is keeping local communities connected. That’s exactly what Orkney Library’s Mobile Library service has been doing since it was launched more than fifty years ago. The service has been bringing books to all corners of Orkney since 1963 and has become a vital part of island life. We spent a day on ‘the mobile’ visiting the islands of Rousay and Egilsay recently – check out our blog to find out more.

New wave energy device installed in Scapa Flow


The latest wave energy device to be tested in Orkney has been installed in Scapa Flow. Despite wintry weather, Swedish marine energy developer CorPower Ocean has successfully installed its new half-scale C3 wave energy converter in Orkney waters. The device was put in place at the European Marine Energy Centre’s Scapa Flow scale test site by local contractor Green Marine (UK) Ltd, another demonstration of the strength of the Orkney marine energy supply chain. Read about the project via

Winter walks to clear the cobwebs!


The west coast of the Orkney mainland is famous for its spectacular scenery and walking routes, but we’ve been turning our attention east to find out what that part of the islands has to offer. There is an excellent coastal path that leads along the south-east coast of the mainland in the parish of Deerness, complete with bays, geos, small sea-stacks and much more. Take a look at our blog to see some images from this relatively undiscovered part of the mainland.

Join us on Instagram


Follow Visit Orkney on Instagram to see some beautiful images of the islands. We share shots from around Orkney every week – and you can join in too. Tag your own images so we can share your Orkney journey. Use #VisitOrkney and #LoveOrkney to keep in touch.


The Standing Stones of Stenness in Orkney


February’s events calendar is already filling up with plenty of things to see and do across Orkney.
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Goldeneye duck in Orkney


Local wildlife enthusiast Alison Nimmo has been focusing on a very special species this month.
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Sea washing over rocks in Orkney


February’s featured photographer is Martin Turner, who finds inspiration in Orkney’s coastline and seascapes.
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The Broch of Gurness in Orkney


Our featured attraction this month takes us to the north-west coast of the Orkney mainland and one of our finest historical sites.
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And finally…


Thank you for taking the time to read our latest newsletter – hopefully there has been something to inspire you to make a visit to Orkney, for a short trip or a more permanent stay.

We’re always keen to hear from you too - share your news, views and comments on the newsletter, and your Orkney experiences with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram or E-mail.

In the meantime, it's cheerio from Orkney, for now.


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