“Orkney’s wildlife such as seabirds, raptors and cetaceans is truly spectacular and of international importance, and I’d like to think that the shortlisting recognises not just our hard work over the years but also the importance of Orkney’s wildlife in a Scottish and international perspective.” – Steve Sankey
“All cruise ships that currently call here in Orkney will continue to be able to do so. This policy has been developed by looking at models from other ports around the world so we can ensure we operate the best possible booking procedures which offer clear and transparent guidance to cruise operators and enhance the experience for passengers.” Councillor David Dawson, Chair of the Council’s Development and Infrastructure Committee
If passed, the legislation will give local authorities the ability to add an additional charge to overnight accommodation if they choose to do so. This will be based on a percentage of the cost, with the rate set by individual councils.
“While the year may have ended, the story is far from over. Our hope is that businesses and events continue sharing their stories and visitors continue to be inspired by the places, people and cultures associated with them.” Cheryl Chapman, VisitScotland Development Manager
‘My meditations near the Ring of Brogar were momentarily interrupted by an Orcadian peasant. “Can you point out to me,” I asked ” The ring of Bukan?”
Orkney Islands Council has hired Shirley Collier Consulting to carry out work on what might happen next. There is a short questionnaire in which you can share your views.
VisitScotland is launching a series of new online resources to help tourism businesses in Orkney consider how they can tackle climate change and meet consumer needs.
Cheryl Chapman, VisitScotland Development Manager for Orkney has expressed some optimism about the islands tourism season this year.
Scotland’s community tourism network is launching a nationwide roadshow in a bid to support existing community tourism providers and encourage more communities to take a lead in providing grassroots owned tourism facilities and services.
It’s been several months since we last paid a visit to The Ring of Brodgar. We went on Saturday 11th of February 2023 to see how the protection measures were faring at this World Heritage Site