Welcome to Episode 44 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.
This podcast is an overview of my experiences in the Orkney Islands, when I visited back at the end of May. They’re not a group of islands that are that well-known in the UK, as they feel kind of just ‘a little too far’ from most people, who’ll tend to visit more accessible places like Skye and Mull. Much of the pod is also putting my experiences into context; for instance the islands have a very long history of human habitation and some of the sites I visited are very special.
Topics discussed include:
- Settling into Glasgow
- A day trip to Falkirk
- The location of the Orkney Islands
- Neolithic Orkney – Skara Brae and Stone Circles
- Very short flights
- The history and birdlife of Papa Westray
- Hiking on Westray, and more birdlife
- Hiking on Orkney Mainland, and even more birdlife
- The Navy at war
- 101 things to do with a prefab metal hut, several tin cans, and a car exhaust
You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice. Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do. In addition, a PDF transcript of this episode is available by clicking here.
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The only contribution in this episode comes from Clazz, who blogs at An Orcadian Abroad. However, there’s also an extract from a local band at the start, who performed live on Papa Westray during my stay there.