A short guide to the Orkney Islands

A short guide to the Orkney Islands

Among all the numerous small islands that are part of the United Kingdom, the Orkney Islands are some of the most remote, and also the most mysterious. The over 70 islands are seen as part of Scotland, but even so, they have distinctive customs and culture which is plainly obvious even though there are few permanent inhabitants on the archipelago. The Orkneys have been settled in neolithic times, and it used to belong to the Knights Templar,  so there are lots of historical and archaeologic... [ read more ]