Welcome to

About Orkney

Patricia at Skara Bra

About Orkney grew from a fascination with the rich heritage of our beautiful islands and a desire to share it.

Guided Tours

A tour with an Orcadian guide will ensure you make the most of every minute of your time here. See what you want to see at your own pace with the on-hand knowledge of an experienced local guide.

Visiting for the day?

If you're visiting on a cruise ship or want to include a day-trip to Orkney in your Scottish holiday, your tour can start as soon as you arrive, to make the most of your time here.

In Orkney for a few days?

A tour on the first day will give you the best introduction to the islands and set you up for the rest of your stay, or you can book for more than one day and be shown even more.

Tracing your Orkney connections?

A tour especially tailored for you can take you to where your ancestors lived and can show you what Orkney was like when they left. Local research can be done before you arrive or the tour can include an introduction to the wonderful local archives.

Visitors discover that Orkney is the little green Tardis of the north, much bigger on the inside. Take a look at the Out and About pages to get a flavour then head to the Links for help planning and booking your visit.


About Orkney Tours

An About Orkney tour will give you a unique insight into life in Orkney and what it has to offer those who take the time to explore.

Click the link below and take the first step on a journey to remember.


About Me

Pat Long

My name is Patricia Long, nee Leith, and I live in Stenness, in the heart of the West Mainland of Orkney and on the edge of our UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Heart of Neolithic Orkney.

The Leith family settled in the area in 1546 but other branches of the family have been in the area for so long that some of my ancestors almost certainly helped to erect the Ring of Brodgar and Maeshowe.

I grew up on a small farm, in a family well known for its knowledge of Orkney history. Now I carry on that tradition and bring a new dimension by using the internet, along with the local archives, to find new stories of Orkney's achievements in the wider world.

Orkney is still a thriving and lively community and I look forward to sharing our unique mix of past and present with you. Get in touch now to start planning your visit.