☀️Today is our summer solstice, the longest day of the year 🌤
☀️ Orkney’s high latitude, 59 degrees north, means that the sun is above the horizon for over 18 hours
☀️When our summer sun finally sets this evening, it will remain just below the horizon so there will be no true darkness. This almost eerie light is known locally as the “simmer dim”🌅 ... See MoreSee Less
Now our official approval has come through, we’re very pleased to announce the opening of our dedicated motorhome aire, the first of its kind in Orkney. We can accept up to 5 self contained motorhomes and offer an overnight stop for touring vans, the same as found all over mainland Europe. We have waste water and toilet emptying facilities along with fresh water and five electric hookup points. For more information and to book, have a look on our website www.59-degreesnorth.co.uk/motorhome-aire ... See MoreSee Less
Well done, amazing achievement
Nice one Jon
Well done. Gosh you are certainly packing a lot into retirement 😀
Hope to see you next year?
Great news Jon, are you happy for me to find a spot in the Sanday Leaflet for this info? Will be great for tourists to know of this
Have you been added to “search for sites” yet?
We made the most of the glorious weather today and fitted our solar panels on the roof. There’s 14 panels in total, 7 each on the front and back totalling 3850 watts. It just needs wiring up to our inverter and batteries and will hopefully provide us enough power to cancel out our electricity bill! ... See MoreSee Less
It’s amazing to think it can do that
Well done 👍
We've just launched five new greetings cards, all designed and printed here in Sanday. They are based on some rather daft Tripadvisor reviews of these iconic and rather stunning Orkney locations! You can buy them from our website or they will be available in Sinclair General Stores Sanday
#greetingscards #visitorkney #visitscotland #orkneyholiday #orkneyprinter #tripadvisor #printing #cards ... See MoreSee Less
The meeting of the Roos, Sanday. Where Roos Wick (left) meets Roos Loch (right). 🌊 ... See MoreSee Less
▶️ We're Hiring! ◀️
We have created a great opportunity to join the team at 59° North as a Printroom Assistant. All the details and how to apply are on our website www.59-degreesnorth.co.uk/employment/ ... See MoreSee Less
The stunning wild orchids are back in the meadow this year, so far there’s less than last year, so hopefully there will be loads more to come.
#orchids #wildorchid #orkneyflowers #nativeflowers #nativeflora #visitorkney #visitscotland #ukholidays ... See MoreSee Less
Delighted to say I found some yesterday where I work (in a field!) in Henley... soooo beautiful! I've never seen them 'in the flesh' before...
Did you know it takes just over an hour to get to Orkney by ferry? We love using the Pentland Ferries route as it’s the fastest and you can take your pets into the sun deck with you.
#visitscotland #visitorkney #orkney #orkneyislands #holiday #holidayvibes #ukholidays #scotland ... See MoreSee Less
Pizza masterclass day two. 🍕 👨🍳 🔥
Wow, another brilliant day spent down in Devon with Manna from Devon. We made more pizzas, many more pizzas! We tried some rather indulgent chocolate based puds, can’t wait to invent more flavour options. Also tried an amazing selection of flatbreads and wraps, including Turkish lahmacun and German flammkuchen. Really can’t wait to bring a taste of world cuisine to Sanday.
#visitorkney #woodfiredpizza #orkneyfood #pizza #pizzalover #visitscotland #artisanpizza ... See MoreSee Less
Pizza masterclass day one.
Dough making & storing, fire building and maintaining temperature, shaping, rolling, toppings, cooking and then.... yes we tried them all! Brilliant first day with Manna from Devon today, looking for to part two tomorrow. 🔥 🍕 🥖 🥩 🫑
#pizza #pizzalover #woodfiredpizza #woodfiredoven #artisanpizza #visitscotland #visitorkney #orkneyfood ... See MoreSee Less
They look delicious 😋😋
If you need any taste-testers...... 😜👍🏻😂
We’re all checked into our B&B, can’t wait for our wood fired and pizza training course to start tomorrow! 🍕 🔥 🥘 ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Good luck can’t wait to try 😊
We really hope we can come and see you this summer
Can’t wait to get some new mugs, coasters, prints and much more out to the local shops. We’ve been working with Susie Lovell Art on some beautiful watercolours to capture our wildlife. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Absolutely gorgeous - love the rabbit xx
Wow, the wildlife in Orkney just keeps on giving!
#Eagles #goldeneagle #visitorkneyWe are very happy to share the exciting news that golden eagles have returned to breed on Orkney for the first time in almost 40 years! Earlier this year we spotted a pair nesting on our Hoy reserve, and have confirmed that they now have chicks! Read more here :
Thanks to Christine Hall for the photo showing one of the birds on Hoy ... See MoreSee Less
Today we finally got our new digital printing press and guillotine setup. The first job off the press was a bundle of certificates for Bracknell Dog Club, just 738 miles away!
#printing #printer #digitalpress #orkneyprinter #findaprinter #orkney #mysmallbusiness #mysmallbiz ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you!!!!!!! Can’t wait to get these and to give them out to our winners.
Typically, when we are over in Kirkwall for the weekend, the Orcas were back in Sanday! ... See MoreSee Less
Do you fancy a new life here in Sanday? The Sanday Development Trust and Sanday JH Community School are hosting zoom calls with interested families so you can ask all those questions you’ll have, just like we did before we made the desision and the move.
#newlife #remotejobs #remoteworking #weneedtrades #checkatrade #findabuilder #electrician #plumberslife #plumber #newlivesinthewild ... See MoreSee Less
Another huge step accomplished today, the print studio is filling up. That’s the three big printers, cutters, laminator and guillotine all in, now I just need some desks and PC’s and we’re back in business. ... See MoreSee Less
Our visitor has laid 2 little blue eggs, they are tucked out of the way, so hopefully we’ll have some little chicks soon. 🐥 ... See MoreSee Less
I guess the birds aren’t aware of the covid rules, no visitors until after the 17th! They wouldn’t listen and continued building their new lodgings. 🐦 🥚 ... See MoreSee Less
Which bird Jon 🤔
When they’re all in you will be the proud owner of Sanday Forest - as well as knackered.
You are going to be VERY busy, but should keep some of the wind at bay when they grow 😍
Thats a really cool thing to do. Good for you! 🙂
84 orders going out today for one of our print and post customers. We manage the online shop, the printing and the fulfilment. ... See MoreSee Less
When you are just trying to enjoy the warmth of the sun, the silence and the view, then this arrived! ... See MoreSee Less
The waves at Whitemill Bay, I could have watched them for hours! ... See MoreSee Less
It’s earth day 🌎 today, did you know here in Sanday we have our very own wind farm? Here’s a bit more info www.sserenewables.com/onshore-wind/great-britain/spurness/
#earthday #EarthDay2021 #earthdayeveryday ... See MoreSee Less
That’s the office all finished. We repurposed some old timber into the wall artwork with the colours representing the colours you see in the sea. There’s a sit/stand desk so you can work at different heights, a comfy chair for those long zoom calls and even a bed for the 2 “helpers”! Next we’re moving onto the print studio. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking good. Received my stickers yesterday, excellent quality and quick turn around. Very happy. Thank you
What a fabulous office - even the girls are sitting to attention 😍😍
I think this is the coolest office ever.....
wow, yes great office, those desks are great for people with bad backs, so you can stand and work as well as sit and work
I love that Clare is dressed to coordinate with the office. Or is it the other way round?
Clare, when you’re doing the talking part of the job do Isla and Eden try to join in?
It’s not just the scenery that’s amazing in Sanday, it’s some of the vehicles too! ... See MoreSee Less
Jeff will be after royalties!
You been buying again 🙈
We’ve been out planting again. Today was 20 white Rosa Rugosa, 3 Rowan and 3 Silver Bitch trees. Also potted up some raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries and blackcurrants to plant out once they are a little larger. Hopefully they’ll get a bit of shelter from the wind behind the dyke. ... See MoreSee Less
"Silver bitch" trees - are you turning to the dark side and changing to Weimaraners or is that just because dear Isla is going a bit grey?!! 🤣😲🤪
Stunning - love the black & white x
Loving this weather in Sanday. One minute it’s a white out with snow and a couple of hours later it’s like a tropical summers day! ... See MoreSee Less
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We’re opening our print studio in May and are looking for artists, designers, & photographers to work with to produce a wide range of art, gifts and souvenirs for the tourist market.
We have all the equipment and skills to produce a huge variety of items to showcase your work.
We have over 25 years industry experience and have been selling successfully online for over 5 years.
If you’d like to know more, then please get in touch.
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Charlotte Matthews maybe your cards or writing?
A rather chilly & windy start to the day! “Feels like -11” definitely calls for a duvet day! Now with around 10 meters visibility! ... See MoreSee Less
Amazing weather and photos. Really hope we get to visit this year.
Surprised your drone isn’t in Inverness by now.
Happy Easter to all our friends, fans and followers 🐣🥚🐇🐰 ... See MoreSee Less
Building work is really comin on now. Office all plastered ready for decorating and flooring next. The print studio now has all its walls & onto flooring next. We hope to be in by the end of the month! Can’t wait now!! ... See MoreSee Less
wonder if our Linda will wangle a bit too
Does bringing a car boot of stone warrant getting on the cake fest! 😆
Erm, you missed a worker.... 😜
Was just thinking about blobbing work tomorrow but that may if just changed my mind 😜
Mrs PW Plumbing loves this!! 🤩 Maybe Mr PW Plumbing might save me a bite 😬🤞🥰
Sticky toffee ones are delish 😋
😋😋 I’ll have to look for those xx
Didnt see the lemon drizzle choc digestives ones did u 🤣
We’ve got lights! Well, some lights, many more still to come. ... See MoreSee Less
Oh dear, just use in daytime please ?.
Here’s our colour palette for the barn. They are just a few of the colours you’ll see in the sea and sky in an average day! Which is your favourite? ... See MoreSee Less
All of them - they look great together x
Second one in from the right - looks like the sea x
second from left, but i love all of them together
All of them! 🥰
2nd from left and 3rd from right and 4th from left.
Second from left and third from right (which matches my van!)
Sixth one in, counting from the Left.
Not a cloud in the sky this afternoon! ... See MoreSee Less
Hope it’s as nice tomorrow
Wow, we managed to get our new laser cutting and engraving machine in the barn today. It’s 400kg and the size of a small car, so wasn’t easy, but with a digger and a bit of brute force, it’s in!
Another step closer to the grand opening! ... See MoreSee Less
Sounds good Jon
Wow. Have you a date in mind for the grand opening?
Does your pampered pooch fancy trying one of our new flavours? We have goose & tripe or for the connoisseur, prime venison! We only have a very limited supply of these, so you better be quick!
#rawdogfooddiet ... See MoreSee Less
Now this not may look like much, but we’ve now got a big power cable coming into the barn. We can almost smell the bread baking in our new ovens!
Thanks to Ryan Coltherd Electrical for getting us all connected. ... See MoreSee Less
I wish you all the best for your project 😍🐞🍀
That’s 480kg of the finest Italian tomatoes loaded into the van, along with flour, cheeses, sausages, meats and oils. I really can’t wait to get back and get the pizzas cooking now! Thanks for all the advice today C. Carnevale ❤️🍕
#strianesetomato ... See MoreSee Less
Save one for us!!!
How many are you planning on cooking 🙈
🍕 🍕 🍕 It’s National Pizza Day 🍕 🍕 🍕
What’s better than pizza, well Kylie and pizza obviously! Although we can’t promise Kylie with your pizza, we can promise that our wood fired pizzas will be amongst the very best you’ve ever tasted! We’re only a few months away from opening, so keep your eyes open for our opening offers!
#kylielovers ... See MoreSee Less
Now that looks delicious - do you deliver to Hampshire 🥰
Beautiful morning here in Sanday, very cold again with another fresh dusting of snow overnight! ... See MoreSee Less
Even winter beaches can be beautiful too, you just need the right clothing! We took an hours stroll along Whitemill Bay. There were patches of snow settled on the sand and the wind was just amazing, whipping up snow, sand and seaweed. On our way back, we were joined by a seal who was very interested in us, he must have been less than 10 feet away! ... See MoreSee Less
Look nice and wrapped up there
I’ve often wondered if there is a genetic link between dogs and seals. There is something dog-like about a seal’s face.
Out for a chilly afternoon stroll with the dogs for a spot of wildlife watching..... I wasn’t expecting this fluffy chap to appear from nowhere and follow us!
#onlyinscotland ... See MoreSee Less
Is that a 🐖🤔
Amazing moon last night here in Orkney, crisp, clear and very bright! ... See MoreSee Less
Great photo x
The building work continues..... deliveries of sound insulation, floorboards and flooring. Just 170 boxes and boards to unload, so I didn’t get much else done today! ... See MoreSee Less
Not surprised, what a daunting task, but it will be so worth it xx
Today, we finally had a chance to unpack our Bushman Wood Fired Ovens pizza oven and what a beauty she is! We’re still a few months away from lighting her up, but every step is a step closer!
#artisanbread #woodfiredpizza #woodfiredoven
#artisanpizza #baking #pizzalover #pizzanight ... See MoreSee Less
Looks great x
I would have got a bigger one 😂
Amazing clouds this afternoon, bright blue skies and just a gentle breeze, perfect for a mooch about with the gingers! 🧡🐾 ... See MoreSee Less