The Festival will soon be rounding off, and this is a good opportunity to catch up on the events and meet up with friends over tea or coffee and fresh local produce. There’s a 10-minute story as well at around 3.30 pm. We’ll hear today from Jon Side about Elaine Bullard’s journeys to all parts of Orkney, to study and record the plants of the islands. The Peedie Kirk team will top up your cup so that you can sit back and enjoy the story. It’s all included in the admission price of £8.
The best place of all to spend a calm June night is on the sea. About the end of the month is the time to visit the cormorant colonies on some of the holms and skerries between the larger islands. As the boat approaches, hundreds of seals, both grey and common, plunge off the rocks. Soon many sleek, inquisitive heads bob up, only to disappear again with sounds for all the world like snorts of disgust. – Elaine R. Bullard, Where I Live