My husband and I are planning a holiday for August. At the moment we are thinking of a week in the Orkneys and a week in the Shetland Islands. But we are open to suggestions, if people think this is not long enough to stay in the Orkneys.
What we usually like to do is to base ourselves in a B and B for a week, and then each day go out walking or on some kind of excursion. Does this kind of plan "work" for the Orkneys, and if so, what would be a good place to base ourselves?
We are thinking of flying to the Orkneys, and then renting a car, which I assume is necessary.