Monday, 4 June 2018
St Margaret's Hope
I popped down to St Margaret's Hope, (known locally as the Hup) last weekend. To get to it I drive the length of the Orkney Mainland, over the Churchill Barriers, to what are known as the linked south-isles (linked by the barriers). The village reminds me of those in the South West of England, in Devon and Cornwall. It's a lovely place. In the photo above you can see a boat - this sails to Gills Bay on the Northern tip of Scotland and is a popular ferry route for folk travelling to and from Orkney as it is a fairly short sea crossing.
Along the harbour front....
The shore near the harbour
A local artist, Sheena Graham-George is converting a caravan into a travelling gallery space. She's hand painting the exterior. I just love it! I want to live in it - well when it is kitted out inside, it's a bit bare at the moment!
I love the detail! As I say, all hand painted....
And it looks great against the blue sky and the crow stepps of the old building next to it.