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An afternoon of music with Chris Newman and Mairie Ni Cathasaigh

October 6, 2016

On Wednesday 26th October, we are delighted to be hosting an afternoon of Music in our Drawing Room, with Chris Newman and Marie Ni Cathasaigh. This 'meet the artists' talk and tune event is part of a series of concerts organised by Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley as part of their 2016 Fiddle and Guitar School and Festival. This relaxed and informal event will highlight the amazing career of this internationally acclaimed...

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Major renovations begin for Skaill House Apartments

September 8, 2016

On Monday 5th September building work began here at Skaill House, as part of a major renovation program which is set to transform our two self-catering apartments. Extensive structural and cosmetic work will take place over the winter of 2016/17, which will significantly improve the standard of our holiday accommodation, located in the beautiful and unique setting of the grounds of Skaill House.  Both apartments will benefit from additional facilities, such...

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Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail Concert at Skaill House

June 30, 2016

9th August 2016Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail We are delighted to be hosting a Ceilidh Trail evening concert at Skaill House this August. The Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail provides outstanding musicians aged 16 – 25 with the opportunity to learn about life as a professional touring artist. As well as supporting young talents to develop their performance skills, the project also provides a high quality cultural-tourism experience for visitors and locals...

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Rediscovered: Unique 5000 year old human figurine from Skara Brae

June 16, 2016

A long lost Neolithic human figurine found at Skara Brae in the 1860s has been rediscovered in the collections of Stromness Museum.  Dr David Clarke identified the figurine among artefacts from Skaill House donated to the museum without provenance* in the 1930s, while undertaking research on Skara Brae funded by Historic Environment Scotland. Dr Clarke said:“Amazingly, we found it in the last box of the day. I’ve always thought this figurine to be...

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