It’s a fine Orkney tradition – to take a break from the day’s activities to enjoy tea or coffee and fresh local produce, and the opportunity to meet up with friends or catch up on events of the day. There’s a 10-minute story as well at around 3.30 pm, and today John Goodlad tells of Shetland smuggling and Faroe brandy. 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.
It was the last week of August and I was on board the Swan lying at the pier in the harbour of Tvøroyri, the main village in the most southerly of the Faroese islands, Suderoy. Although our trip to Faroe had been poor with gale force winds, the weather in Faroe was kind and we were now enjoying a beautiful day as our skipper was waiting for an up to date forecast before deciding when to sail back to Shetland. – John Goodlad, The Cod Hunters