2016 Flotta Calendar Now Available!

By popular demand, limited numbers of the 2016 Flotta Calendar are now available for folk who are not lucky enough to live on the island!

The photos are all taken on Flotta, except for June, which was taken on South Ronaldsay looking over to Flotta. There are general views, plus close ups of some of the island’s flora and fauna.  Here are the photos in order:

Sutherland Pier, looking across the island of Fara to the snow-covered hills of Hoy.
Sutherland Pier, looking across the island of Fara to the snow-covered hills of Hoy.
Standing on Stanger Head looking across the main cultivated area of the island to West Hill.
Standing on Stanger Head looking across the main cultivated area of the island to West Hill.
It is an Orkney tradition to plant narcissi and daffodils along road verges. These are at Saraquoy. Burnside, where I live, is in the background.
It is an Orkney tradition to plant narcissi and daffodils along road verges. These are at Saraquoy. Burnside, where I live, is in the background.
The Flotta Penguins. Made by Tam out of bits and pieces, and repainted a couple of years ago by Stewart! They stand looking out towards Fara.
The Flotta Penguins. Made by Tam out of bits and pieces, and repainted a couple of years ago by Stewart! They stand looking out towards Fara.
One of the Robertson's Highlanders!
One of the Robertson’s Highlanders!
Taken from Hoxa Head, South Ronaldsay looking over the Sound of Hoxa to Flotta.
Taken from Hoxa Head, South Ronaldsay looking over the Sound of Hoxa to Flotta.
Big, beautiful thistles growing on the side of the track to the shore near my house.
Big, beautiful thistles growing on the side of the track to the shore near my house.
Buchanan Battery, one of the gun emplacements left from WWII. Looking over Scapa Flow towards Kirkwall.
Buchanan Battery, one of the gun emplacements left from WWII. Looking over Scapa Flow towards Kirkwall.
The semi-wild Rosa rugosa grows well in salty winds. These hips, from my neighbour Heather's garden, were huge!
The semi-wild Rosa rugosa grows well in salty winds. These hips, from my neighbour Heather’s garden, were huge!
Sutherland Pier again, this time looking over to the Orphir Hills on the West Mainland.
Sutherland Pier again, this time looking over to the Orphir Hills on the West Mainland.
The remains of WWII buildings on Stanger Head. The observation tower looked over the Sound of Hoxa, one of the main entrances to Scapa Flow.
The remains of WWII buildings on Stanger Head. The observation tower looked over the Sound of Hoxa, one of the main entrances to Scapa Flow.
In the Kirk after the midnight service, about 1 am on Christmas morning.
In the Kirk after the midnight service, about 1 am on Christmas morning.

The calendar is printed on high quality, fairly stiff glossy paper, which brings out the colour. The photo is 28 by 21 cm (11 by 8 ins) with a month to a view, giving plenty of space for writing in appointments etc each day.

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The cost of the calendar, including postage, is £15 to UK addresses and $25 for all other addresses.  It is available from the Northern Lace Press web site.

http://www.northernlacepress.co.uk/ if the direct link does not work!)

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