Skaill Farm

Skaill, Sandwick, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Skaill, Sandwick.
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Travel Blogs from Sandwick

Independence Day... Or not!

A travel blog entry by kendra.towns on Sep 19, 2014

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Well it has been a quiet few weeks. I am settling into the quiet life. I actually really enjoy it, if not for it being a bit lonely at times. I am however definitely suited for country life, I love the quiet and the privacy. Although it has been pretty foggy here the last couple weeks when the stars are visible it is pretty incredible. The downsides are that I don't have a car and can't just hop on a bus to go explore since they only come a few times a days. The same can be ...

New job!

A travel blog entry by kendra.towns on Aug 30, 2014

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... the Wednesday. I went in and had the interview I thought it was went well and they said they would let me know before the end of the day. I didn't hear anything and I was pretty disappointed about it but thought oh well I'll find something. Then on Thursday around dinner time I got a call saying if gotten the position. So I am the newest sales associate at the Edinburgh Woolen Mill in Kirkwall. A bit of ...

Scotland Motor Homing Part 2!!!

A travel blog entry by melrobertson on Aug 20, 2014

... current Clan Chief and his family tree. After looking at the Davidson one and a few other Clan museums it was a bit of a let down really. Was expecting to have been spending most of our morning there. There was, however, a rather big shopping mall in the same area so we did a bit of window shopping. After some lunch at a park near a tourist information centre we headed out to try and find one of the main castles that I knew was only going to be ruins. The castle ruins were at ...

Sounds, Smells and Statistical Significance

A travel blog entry by rnjemk on Jun 28, 2014

... No. None available because of the Orkney Festival). The people at the RSPB sanctuary were, needless-to-say, very warm and helpful and would have been delighted had we stayed until next Tuesday - the ensuing service.

As it turned out, the Ferry Operational Manager, Captain Alistair Wylie, was amenable to the point that, as the company's booking staff had explicitly told us we did not need to book our passage, ferry operations management could not be in ...

Hi, Ho. Where's Hoy!

A travel blog entry by rnjemk on Jun 19, 2014

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... is also evidence (stone tools and chips) at twelve sites across the archipelago of a Mesolithic (c. 8-7000 BCE) presence: artifacts left by hunter-gatherers believed to have come from Ireland and beyond who arrived in skin-covered and dug-out wooden boats as the Orkneys revegetated when the ice retreated.

Maeshowe, our first visit, is a chambered tomb (again, the term 'broch' is used), dry-stone (constructed without mortar), covered by earth and sod creating ...