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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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'On the North Russian Front'. An Orcadian Officer in the Russian Civil War, 1919

April 9, 2016

This year we have a special exhibition on display at Skaill House. 'On the North Russian Front', tells the story of HW Scarth, 11th Laird of Breckness, and his part in the Allied Intervention in North Russia.HW Scarth was only a schoolboy when the First World War broke out, but by 1918...

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