Reviews Orkney Islands
Displaying outstanding artefacts featuring Orkney’s history from ancient times to the modern period is the Orkney Museum. There is an open air exhibit of artefacts set amidst the beautiful gardens as well as a photographic library housed in the museum.
The Piers Arts Centre has a magnificent collection of twentieth century art including major ... More works of renowned artists like Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson. Exhibitions and events by designers and artists are a regular feature in this art gallery.
A spectacular blend of performances from folk musicians and local talent can be witnessed in the Orkney Folk Festival. This festival showcases the musical and cultural life of the region with much aplomb.
A temperate climate prevails in this region with bright summers and long winters. Rainfall is adequate with fog being a regular feature. September is the best month to visit for the fine weather and lively atmosphere.
The history of this region dates back to 5,000 years ago with the earliest known ... More settlement being the Neolithic tribes. In recent years, the region developed with visible growth in agriculture, fishing, construction, oil and tourism. The area has also seen significant growth in the public sector.
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Of Norse origin, it soon became a famous trading and commercial centre in United Kingdom!
It is in the estreme far end of Scotland.
Many are the opportunities to practice ...