Since visiting Orkney, I've been kind of in love.
It's such a relaxing, open, wonderful place. Island life is most appealing and I'm hoping they recruit in my field so I can flee up north to live (I can hack the short short winters days, and lack of bouldering...)
Also, my Grandad was stationed on Hoy during the war - the story goes there were three of them, and one rifle.
Today I came across some very old news about islanders fighting immigration officials to protect immigrants from being deported. Good people.