A qualified Orkney Tourist Guide, she offers private guiding for any number of guests. Optional 'specials' include a night in a castle, church, lighthouse, country mansion, etc.Archaeology, heritage, wildlife, geology and folklore. Stromness by Carriage offers tours of the harbour and town in a Landau pulled along by Friesian horses. Travel on and between the islands: Orkney Ferries Ltd sail to Rousay, Egilsay, Wyre, Shapinsay, Hoy, Graemsay, Flotta, Eday, Stronsay, Sanday, Westray, North Ronaldsay and Papa Westray. British Airways Express operate light aircraft from Kirkwall to Eday, Stronsay, Sanday, Westray, Papa Westray and North Ronaldsay.Orkney Adventure tickets are available which enable you to visit 3 of these islands at special rates.
The largest island of the Orkney group is known as "Mainland" and has two main towns (Kirkwall and Stromness).
The overal population of the islands is around 21,000 with the majority (17,000) living on Mainland Orkney according to the 2011 census data.
STROMNESS Known as Hamnavoe ("haven bay") in old Norse, it is still a busy harbour thanks to the car ferry which links Orkney to Shetland and mainland Scotland.
Although with a population of only 2000, it is over 3 times smaller than Kirkwall.
There are also several craft and souvenir shops selling woolly jumpers, Viking jewellery and local artwork.