The liners are soon to begin their summer visits to Kirkwall Harbour and the formerly Arctic breeze has felt almost balmy. Consequently, our visitors have suddenly had a more international flavour.
There were two Australian gentlemen in today trying to find the location of an ancestral home in Birsay. I directed them to the Valuation Rolls and an old O. S. map.
They were happy to find that the building was still standing and, photocopies in hand, they set off for a visit.