A view of the Orkney Isles from the beautiful walled garden of the Castle of Mey
A view of the Orkney Isles from the beautiful walled garden of the Castle of Mey

This week, Hub and I have been travelling North.  Having already visited Tain (north of Inverness) and Wick (south of John O’Groats), the final leg of our trip has taken us across the Pentland Firth to the breathtaking Orkney Islands.

I have written before about the feeling one gets when on a Scottish island.  As we left the mainland, I realised that I just had to re-post this wonderful video produced by Alistair Corbett, which, with the help of Rachel Field’s mesmerising poem ‘If Once You Have Slept On An Island’, celebrates our wonderful islands.

 

This footage was filmed on the Isles of Skye, St Kilda and Harris (Berneray and Luskentyre) which form part of the Inner and Outer Hebrides.  We’ll be visiting these island groups later this month, and then for the whole of September.  We are looking forward very much to those trips.  And how lovely, in the meantime, to kick-off this year’s island-hopping on magical Orkney. 🙂

 

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