Stromness to host European Sea Angling Championships

The European Federation of Sea Anglers are to return to Orkney next month for their 2015 championships. Stromness will host the competition from the 1 – 8 August and the Federation will be using the new Warehouse Buildings as their base for the duration. Eighty-five anglers will compete for various medals and prizes in both […]

Fishing in Orkney

Scotland boasts some World class fishing and the Islands of Orkney are no exception. The easy to access lochs provide some of the finest Brown Trout in Britain.  The season runs from 15th March to 6th October inclusive and competitions are held throughout the year. Lochs in Harray, Boardhouse, Hundland, Swannay, Stenness, Skaill and Kirbister […]

Fersness Bay Shellfish Ban Lifted

An article in today’s Orcadian newspaper states that the temporary ban on the commercial harvesting of shellfish from Fersness Bay in Eday has been lifted. The Food Standards Agency (Scotland) put the ban in place in July after a regular monitoring programme detected the presence of naturally occurring toxin producing plankton in the area. These […]

Museum exhibition highlights Orkney boats

The latest exhibition in Orkney highlights the importance of the small fishing boat to the Orkney community. ‘Salt in the Blood: Orkney and the Sea’ looks at the role of small, traditional boats around Orkney through first-hand accounts from the people who used them. The exhibition, at the Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Kirkwall, runs throughout […]

Harbour wall poem

Four stone triangles inset into the wall on Kirkwall harbour have the words of an old poem carved into them.

Buying Fish in Orkney

Orkney Food Trail. A website dedicated to listing the shops and outlets in the Orkney Islands

Orkney’s Seafood

The cool, clear waters of Orkney are teaming with life and Orcadians enjoy a diverse selection of seafood which is also prized in restaurants around the world.