Friday, 21 May 2010
The Kirk at Graemsay has been disused for many years and now houses hay instead of a congregation. However the kirkyard is still in use, and is well kept and a very tranquil spot. The kirkyard overlooks Burra Sound and the Hoy Hills - a stunning and peaceful location.
There are clumps of wildflowers around the kirkyard which have been left to bloom, pretty blue bells, pink bells and primroses.
An oystercatcher has laid her eggs among the chippings of one of the graves!
Apparently this isn't the first year that the eggs have been laid here. Hopefully another brood will be raised this year.