See one of Orkney’s finest natural sea arch at the Vat of Kirbister, a dramatic ‘gloup’ created by the collapse a sea cave roof.
Discover the Whitehall village. Overlooking the monastic island of Papa Stronsay, this once thriving centre of the herring boom of the 1800s, is now a quiet harbour village where you’ll find the island’s hotel, B&B, a hostel, café, local shop and a Heritage Centre.
Look out for the rare Pelican Foot shell and Spoots, or razor fish, on the beachcomber’s paradise of St Catherine’s Bay.
Walk from Whitehall to the beach at Ayre of Myres for picnics and seal-spotting.
Take in the dramatic cliff-scenery of Odin Bay while enjoying an exhilarating circular coastal walk.
Explore the silver dunes of Rothiesholme Beach (pronounced Roussoum) and discover such rare flora as Creeping Willow, Frog Orchid and Adder’s Tongue Fern together with some of Orkney’s rarest shells.
Watch wildlife in the beautiful surroundings of Stronsay Bird Reserve by Mill Bay and in the seal and bird hides near Holland Bay.
Discover Island Crafts from handcrafted jewellery to textiles, clothes, dolls and speciality soaps, with the chance to make your own souvenir of Stronsay at Craftship Enterprise.
Stronsay Bird Reserve – Set in beautiful surroundings by Mill Bay, the reserve is famed for rare bird sightings including some species new to Orkney.
St John’s Hill – one of the lowest hills in Scotland features a dramatic 270 degree sea view over the North Isles.
Included in the photos below are two of the village during one of those wild winter months!
There are more pictures in the Library.