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The P&O cruise ship Arcadia - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

All aboard

The P&O cruise ship Arcadia in the Hatston terminal at Kirkwall in Orkney. The cruise visitors are a mixed blessing for the …

The Big Tree - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Literally

In Orkney I’m constantly delighted by how literal everyone is. Maybe it’s the Northerner in me to which it appeals. I loved …

Bunting

Get your bunting out

So what’s so special about blue, red and yellow bunting across the street in Kirkwall I hear you ask? Well, they are …

Silhouette

Silhouette

The sun is up, the sky is blue. The sun is up, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful and so are you. …

Dawn

Dawn

There’s a stunning ball of burning gas out there and the earth is tumbling around it. It’s dawn in Kirkwall.

Wandering

Wandering down The Shore

The sun is up and there’s an Otter entering the sea in Kirkwall. I wander down The Shore and see the pale golden sun appear.

Rain on my window

Rain on my window

Rain on my window an hour before dawn with the amber lights of Kirkwall harbour across the water. There’s rain on my …

The first glimpse of Kirkwall - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

The first glimpse of Kirkwall

The ferry from Westray to Orkney takes over an hour to make the journey to the Mainland of Orkney. It’s easy for …

In Search of Red MacGregor

In Search of Red MacGregor

It appears that there are no pubs in Kirkwall, only hotels with restaurants and bars. It is the morning, and I’m getting …