Ring of Brodgar – Stone Circle and Henge in Orkney

The Ring of Brodgar Is The Third Largest Stone Circle In The British Isles: Just as old and mysterious as Stonehenge, but perhaps nowhere nearly as famous, is the Ring of Brodgar (or Brogar) Stone Circle and Henge on the Mainland island of Orkney, Scotland. If not for its remote location, the … [Read more...]

Orkney Islands – Steeped in Prehistoric History

The Orkney Islands - Scotland's Northernmost Islands : Located off the northern tip of Scotland where the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet are the Scottish islands of Orkney. Orkney is an archipelago of 70 or so islands covering an area of 974 square kilometres. The main island, known as … [Read more...]

Orkney's Inspirational Italian Chapel

Orkney's Italian Chapel is a Story of Inspiration and Compassion: An Italian Chapel in the remote Scottish Orkney Islands sounds like a bizzare occurence, but this little church on Lambholm is one of the Orkney's famous attractions. Orkney's quaint little chapel is the only reminder of Camp 60 … [Read more...]

Skara Brae – A Village Older than the Egyptian Pyramids

Skara brae is by far the Oldest Neolithic site in Northern Europe: Standing in a village that's over 5,000 years old is a pretty awesome experience. Skara Brae was an inhabited village long before the Egyptian pyramids were built and although we do not hear too much about it, Skara Brae was a … [Read more...]

John O'Groats: top of Scotland

At John O'Groats ScotlandFrom the Diary - May 31 – Saturday: Inverness – Thurso – John O’Groats I was staying overnight at the Inverness Youth Hostel. Phew! What a pong in the room. All these walkers, baked bean eaters, snorers, and no windows to let the air in. I found it difficult to sleep after … [Read more...]

Tour Routes in Scotland

Suggested Tour Routes to make the best of your holiday in Scotland Travel to Scotland usually comes in via England, and this itinerary assumes that. If you flew into Edinburgh it would be simple to nip into England at Gretna Green, checkout Hadrian's Wall (the Roman border) and … [Read more...]

Airport Transfer: Kirkwall Airport (KOI) – Orkney Islands

Ground transportation from/to Kirkwall Airport: Kirkwall Airport provides access to the Orkney Islands from Scotland’s major cities, Shetland and Bergen (Norway). It is the air transport hub for the islands and also provides inter-island air links to the northern isles of Orkney. Flybe and … [Read more...]