It has been 10 years since Julie and Graeme Hoyle set eyes on this Georgian mansion, which dates back to 1790.
Tariro Gandiya fell in love with Orkney after her degree in medicine at Aberdeen University saw her visit the island for her remote and rural placement. Now a speciality doctor, she never imagined that she would start a new life in Orkney with her family
We’ve all dreamed of a more simple way of life, free of stress and the constant chime of technology. The idea of running your own croft can seem rather appealing on a Monday morning, as you face yet another traffic jam.
Having moved to Aberdeen three years ago, I have always marvelled at just how quickly you can escape the city for the glorious countryside.
You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, or so the saying goes.
Music has an incredible power, the impact of which is universal.
Lauren Yule is softly spoken, and flushes crimson when talking about herself.
A one-bedroom flat doesn’t have to mean small, as proven by this gorgeous pad in the Ferryhill area of Aberdeen.
Secluded and filled with original features, there’s something mesmerising about Carronbank House.
A little boy sent to nursery without underwear. A woman arriving at the labour ward with no toiletries or spare clothes. A family sleeping on a mattress on the floor because they cannot afford a bed.
Blue Toon quine and global best-seller Estelle Maskame is heading into unknown territory for next book
Estelle Maskame can usually be found typing away on her laptop, which is not particularly unusual for a 22-year-old.
You don’t have to be a child to appreciate some fairytale magic, as proven when Disney on Ice skated into Aberdeen.
Home is a sense of belonging, of family occasions where you return year upon year to your old bedroom – where the old posters stubbornly cling to the wall.
There is many a stunning walking route on the rugged islands of Orkney, and this impressive coastal circuit is no exception.
Jailbird is not your average cockerel. Feisty would perhaps be a polite description of his rambunctious personality.
Banana skins, used tissues, plastic bottles and an empty peanut packet from 1987 – these are just some of the items discarded on the highest mountain in the British Isles.
The leafy green of the Virginia creeper has turned to burnished red, and the climbing plant will soon shed its fiery foliage as winter sets in.
It’s difficult to miss Doug Cairns, with his bright patterned shirt and unmistakable pink glasses.
It’s Saturday night and the drinks are flowing as people raise their voices to be heard over the sound of live music.
The soft pink granite sparkles in the gloom, and appears even more beautiful with age.
Hugh MacLeod doesn’t like talking about himself.
There is a cacophony of barking as Sarah Ashley opens the door.
Tucked away in a secluded hollow, you’d be forgiven for missing Lochside Lodge altogether.
The waiting room is bright and welcoming, with cheerful staff on reception.
Few people can take their pet to work with them, but Kevin Moar does exactly that.
Hayley MacLeod can’t stand clutter.
Would you cut out meat and dairy to save the planet?
Neil Powers is a familiar sight in Aberdeen, with his fluorescent jacket and emblazoned motorbike.
If you want to appreciate the beautiful beaches of Orkney and enjoy the thrill of a cliff-top walk, this route could well be for you.
Nikki Etheridge oozes positivity, and her can-do attitude will no doubt see her cross the finish line of the upcoming Great Scottish Run.
The room is stark, white and almost silent, as the occasional visitor pauses to admire the exhibits.
If you listen carefully you can hear the soft beat of wings in the darkness, with the glimmer of streetlights only a few miles away.