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Wonderful views, food, people, atmosphere.
Weather always a factor. Be prepared.
In a nutshell
The perfect introduction to Orkney...a magical land.
Areas of Orkney contain some of the most spectacular cliff in the world rising hundreds of feet above the pounding waves. Please be VERY CAREFUL when walking near them. The wind can gust with amazing speed and ferocity. More than one poor soul has been swept over the edge.
Written Jan 27, 2007
A term derogatively used to describe the growing band of wannabee islanders with their poems and tourist exploitation get rich quick schemes that somehow Orcadians are incapable of providing
Not held in high esteem and the butt of many subtle jokes.
Unique Suggestions: You don't have to. locals do know their island and are happy to share it with you for the time of day.
Updated Mar 29, 2008
See my things to do tip for more details.
Two dive operators shops in Stromness:
The Diving Cellar, 4 Victoria Street
Scapa Scuba, Lifeboat House
Equipment: Dry suits a must! You should not attempt to dive in Scapa without a dry suit or if you do not have previous experience of cold water diving to at least 35 metres.
Written Jul 13, 2009
Address: See above