Where is Sanday?
The Sanday Experience
The Sanday Experience 2016
Over the last few years we have found increasing numbers of visitors who come out to the island for just a day. In order to give them a chance to learn a little about Sanday's natural and social history, the Development Trust set up 'The Sanday Experience'. On Wednesdays this year, from May 11th to September 21st (inclusive), the package is as follows:
The white Sanday Bus meets the Orkney Ferries sailing from Kirkwall. (The ferry departs Kirkwall at 1010 and arrives at the Sanday terminal at midday. The cost of the ferry is not included.) The bus carries booked passengers to Heilsa Fjold, the headquarters of the Development Trust, arriving at approx. 1220-1230.
Islander Ean Peace, meets the group and all have light lunch at Heilsa Fjold cafe while watching the short film Sanday in Focus. Then, at approximately 1330-1345, the group sets off on a 3-hour guided tour of the Burness and North End peninsulas with Ean, ending at the Heritage Centre, the Croft Museum and a unique replica of Sanday’s amazing Burnt Mound archaeology.
The visit to the Heritage Centre allows members of the group to have a cup of tea or coffee and a home-made cake before the bus driver takes them back to the ferry terminal for the return trip to Kirkwall. This leaves Sanday at 1815, arriving in Kirkwall at 1940.
Cost: £35 (reduced rate for under 16s)
To Book: phone 07513 084 777 by 12noon the day before.