Incentive planners are always looking for ways to excite and delight their groups and to find the road less travelled; the Orkney Isles are a case in point. The Orkney Islands lie off the northern tip of Scotland, where the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Orkney is made up of 70, or so, islands — of which, only 16 are inhabited.
Old Man of Hoy.
So why would incentive groups take the extra journey to Orkney? Well, firstly, Orkney came 4th in the TripAdvisor 2014 Travellers’ Choice Islands awards; a world wide poll. In addition Orkney has a vibrant capital, wonderful wildlife in stunning scenery, pristine beaches, fascinating historic attractions, a burgeoning arts and crafts scene, amazing fresh produce and even a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Orkney has fantastic discoveries waiting around every corner.
Whitemill Bay, Sanday.
Orkney has a past that is radically different from the rest of Britain so husband and wife team David Murdoch and Margaret Hay, local guides and historian are on hand to share their local knowledge. Orkney was Viking and Norwegian territory until 1468. Incentive groups can absorb the history of this legacy; not to mention 5,000 year-old World Heritage sites. David and Margaret know of quirky things to see like sheep that live solely on the seashore eating seaweed and the landing of the shortest scheduled commercial airline flight in the world. You know that you are in for a good time in islands that host a series of cultural Festivals that attract internationally famous artists! No trip to Scotland is complete without a visit to a distillery, Orkney has the world famous Highland Park and Scapa distilleries; private tours can be arranged to Highland Park. Have a look at David and Margaret’s site here.
Ring of Brodgar
For a really memorable experience, the Balfour Estate offers the world’s most northerly island castle available for exclusive use and fine dining.
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