Obh obh (that’s ‘oh dear’ in Gaelic), how I have missed Scotland in 2020. Due to the pandemic we couldn’t go and it broke my heart. So in 2021 nothing could keep us at home and despite a growing number of (delta) infections, a horrendously, expensive, mandatory, self administered PCR test upon arrival, as well as endless PLF pages to fill out online, we managed to fly via Aberdeen to Kirkwall. Oh, what a joy to be back in Scotland!
The plan was to see a couple of Neolithic sites ( I had to google Neolithic myself: it’s from 10.000 BC to 2.000 BC in case you are wondering), like the village of Skara Brae and the Tomb of Eagles.
We also wanted to explore Kirkwall, the biggest town on Orkney with a population of just under 10k. We had rented an apartment which was right in the middle of everything. Not that there were any places which were not in the middle of Kirkwall. That was almost impossible.
Besides sightseeing we intended to walk for a bit and take in the nature. Scotland always helps me to recharge my batteries with its amazing shores, many rainbows, rough stone formations, or endless roads. If you look away for a second you can miss something beautiful. So you have to keep your eyes on the road at all times to take Scotland in with all you senses. Yours, Pollybert