• Morph in the heather at the Ring of Brodgar, Orkney

Morphing around Orkney

Orkney has welcomed a few celebrity guests recently.

Just this year we've already enjoyed visits from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as TV royalty in the form of Lorraine Kelly and celebrity chef Phil Vickery.

But over the last fortnight, perhaps the biggest name of all has been soaking up the sights in the Orkney sunshine.

The much-loved animation character Morph has been touring the islands with co-founder of Aardman Animations, Peter Lord. The duo certainly weren't taking it easy; they visited many of Orkney's most popular sites, including the Ring of Brodgar. They also met puffins in Westray and even sampled some local cuisine in the form of Orkney's legendary Fatty Cuttie biscuits.

It's Morph's - and Peter's - second trip to Orkney after a previous visit to the islands in 2019, where the Standing Stones of Stenness, the Broch of Gurness and the Italian Chapel were all ticked off the list.

This time around the intrepid duo even managed to pop in to see the pupils at Burray Primary School. After their previous holiday in Orkney, children at the school made their own Morph characters. Class teacher Hazel Pinner connected with Peter on Twitter last week and he paid the school a visit with his Plasticine pal in tow, much to the delight of the young students.

We've included links to some of the places Morph visited below - why not follow in his tiny footsteps and visit Orkney this summer. And, hopefully, we'll be able to welcome Morph and Peter back in the future for more island-hopping happiness.

Thanks to Peter Lord for permission to use his photographs. You can follow Morph's adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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