There’s plenty to see on a stroll around the bonnie paths which skirt Kirkwall toon, as these images from John Mowat show.
The Scottish primrose: listed on the Government’s Scottish Biodiversity List and is classified as being ‘nationally scarce’. Only found in the wild in Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney.
“We should be concerned about losses to British native plant diversity for the simple reason that it decreases the richness and variety of a countryside that has developed over thousands of years.” – Dr Oliver Pescott,UKCEH plant ecologist
“These photos of the beautiful tiny flowers were taken on Sunday, in Orkney.”
“The owner of a nearby farm has two set-aside fields every year, wherein grow a mixture of wildflowers “
“When it looks like this –”
You can also find some more Stromatolites by the stream which flows over the edge near here.