SCOTLAND

The Orkney Ramblers

This was my first Ramblers Holiday, and my wife Lesley, and I can only say what a wonderful experience we had with good company, beautiful walks and views, numerous historic sites, and based in a lovely hotel.  The whole experience was enhanced by our leader, Adam Ward, who went out of his way to make sure that we all gained the maximum benefit from our holiday.

The Orkney Ramblers

Orkney

I was particularly interested in something between these two: Dr John Rae, an Orcadian sent in the mid-19th century by the Hudson’s Bay Company to search for Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition in the high Arctic. Two hundred years after Rae’s birth outside Stromness, his statue graces the town’s waterfront.

Orkney