“The festive spirit is lighting up the dark night in Orphir.”
The tree outside St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall is shining its lights out to cheer on shoppers and passers by.
The shops, streets and houses of Stromness are starting to look a lot like Christmas.
A delicious traditional Christmas Cake recipe
By Bernie Bell “Here are some suggestions, gleaned from previous items in The Orkney News:-“
As we start the countdown to Christmas and open the first door on our advent calendars the stats for Scotland continue to cause concern.
“If there’s one good thing we can say about the year, it’s that the communities of South Ronaldsay and Burray have really looked after each other, you can see that by all the self-help groups that have sprung up on social media in particular. “
It is a symbol of the lasting friendship between the county of Vestland in Norway and Orkney and always heralds the start of the Festive season in the islands when the Christmas tree arrives.
Located in Front Road, St Margaret’s Hope, The Workshop and Loft Gallery have some delightful and unique gifts for Christmas.
“The safest way to spend Christmas and the festive period is to stay within your own household, in your own home and your own local area.”