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Patricia Long

I grew up on a small farm on the shores of the Stenness Loch, hearing my parents' stories about local characters and traditions and about growing up in war-time Orkney. Now I use the local archives and the internet to research Orkney's recent history and what Orcadians have done in the wider world. Take a look at my website to see some of their amazing stories.


If you are hoping to learn about family connections with Orkney, I can help you find out more and perhaps visit the places that would have been familiar to your relatives.


Whether your interest is in Orkney's past or its present, I can arrange a tour to suit you. My Ford Galaxy has lots of room for four passengers and can take up to six by using the fold up seats in the back.


Email pat@aboutorkney.com or call 01856 851172 to find out what we might be able to do.



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Get a real taste of Orkney past and present with an experienced Orcadian guide.


Needing help to dig up your great-grandfather or just wanting to get the very best out of your Orkney holiday? Take a look at my website to see what I can offer.


Orkney is bigger on the inside. There is far more to see and do than you would ever guess. If your time here is limited, then a tour with a local guide can make the most of every minute. If you are lucky enough to be spending several days here, longer tours give time to linger and to visit more out-of-the-way sites, perhaps another island. Or a day tour at the start of a longer visit can give you inside knowledge and help plan the rest of your stay.


Long, P