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  • Common blue butterfly in Orkney - image by Raymond Besant

An Orkney summer

With autumn approaching, change is in the air across Orkney.

As the summer months slide into September, we know some of you might be facing the prospect of shorter days and wilder weather with a degree of trepidation.

That's why we asked Orkney wildlife filmmaker Raymond Besant to document Orkney's post-lockdown summer in a series of short films this year, showcasing the best of this special season in the islands.

Raymond's films focus on the lush and vibrant habitats surrounding the lochs in our World Heritage Site, the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, and the sandy shores and blue seas of our coastline.

Sit back and soak up the sights and sounds of an island summer.

Stay tuned for more films from Raymond - we'll publish them here and on our YouTube channel throughout the month.


The Promoting Orkney project has been part financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Orkney LEADER 2014-2020 Programme.

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