Last night Orkney Food and Drink presented its second bi-annual award ceremony recognising excellence in various categories of food production and service. The award winners are:-
Best Restaurant Evening Meal
Best Hotel/Bar Evening Meal
Best Lunch or High Tea
Willows Coffee Shop – Wellpark Garden Centre
Eastward Guest House
Best School Dinner
Westray Junior High School
Best Local Food Retailer
The Brig Larder
Best Marketing Initiative
The Brig Larder
Best New Product
Island Smokery – Sweet Chilli Smoked Cheese
Best Meat-Based Supplier/Producer
Best Fish-Based Supplier/Producer
Pierowall Fish Ltd
Best Dairy-Based Supplier/Producer
Best Bakery-Based Supplier/Producer
Best Drink-Based Supplier/Producer
Best use of OFD Products
Outstanding Customer Service
The Brig Larder
Special Prize for Continued Excellence
W F M Brown
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Idyllic Islands, Scenic Shopping Splendour. . .
With a population of circa 65 million, there are but a few people in the UK that can enjoy such natural Island splendour as this when going shopping.
There are many reasons why people travel to Orkney for a holiday or in search of a better quality of life. Here is one small aspect of living in this close-to-nature idyllic wonderland of scenic beauty and unpolluted atmospheres: it is a simple journey to the shops.
Leaving the connected island of South Ronaldsay and passing the natural harbour St Margaret's Hope, home to the sleek-in-the-water catamaran ferry 'Pentalina' returning from Gills Bay.
Every view heralds the advent of mother nature's beauty, unspoiled by excessive human development, surrounded by pristine waters and pure clean air. This is the Orkney drive by.
Travelling across connected islands like stepping-stones for a giant mythological creature.
Driving across the Scapa Flow, just two metres above sea level.
Misty clouds paint themselves across this autumnal scenery.
The classic Orcadian view of farmland, the sea, island horizons and a blue sky. When Orcadians are away from their homeland, this is the kind of image that makes their heart beat faster.
Passing by Sandwick Bay and surrounding lush green farmland.
Kirkwall, clustered around the imposing 12th century St. Magnus Cathedral.
Mission accomplished, buying fresh seafood.
Homeward bound and resisting the urge!
With home in sight, a glimpse of the distant mountains of the Scottish Highlands from South Ronaldsay.
Roadside images are taken from a moving vehicle on an actual shopping trip.
Orkney - Idyllic Islands
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Book on the Day via Skara Brae
Maeshowe Chambered Cairn – Book on the Day via Skara Brae
This significant site of interest has always required advance bookings however new temporary arrangements are more restrictive.
Maeshowe Image copyright: Charles Tait
Until further notice, access to Maeshowe will only be via a ticketed, guided tour ‘Park and Ride’ scheme from Skara Brae visitor centre and are currently not bookable in advance of the day. Tours are at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 seven days a week (Closed December 25th, 26th and January 1st & 2nd 2017). Each tour (including Park and Ride transit) lasts approximately one hour and forty five minutes and are separate from the Skara Brae tour. (05.10.2016)
Facilities and the car park at Tormiston Mill will remain closed until further notice. Please contact Skara Brae on 01856 841815 for further details.
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