St Lucia’s Day is 13th December and used to mark the winter solstice under the Julian calendar. It is especially celebrated in Scandinavia. Traditionally a young girl wears a crown of candles and a white dress with a red sash. The festival predates Christianity and coincides with the ancient festival
The adventure starts when your journey to Orkney begins
Plane, boat, car, bus or train – however you travel to Orkney, you are guaranteed a memorable journey. It’s an easy place to get to as there are good transport links. And the scenery along the way is so spectacular that the
Orkney’s gift shops stock many stunning, locally produced arts and crafts, especially in the high streets of Kirkwall and Stromness. Jewellery, pottery and colourful textiles are especially prominent, and you are sure to pick up a beautiful reminder of your visit.
With lush grazing and clean seas, it’s no surprise that premium products are freshly available on the islands. Thanks to the combined skills of Orkney’s dedicated producers and many talented chefs, our harvest always results in award-winning, world-class cuisine.
Plane, boat, car, bus or train – however you choose to travel to Orkney, you are guaranteed a memorable journey. It’s an easy place to get to with fantastic transport links, and with the scenery along the way being so spectacular the miles will simply fly by…