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Is Orkney the new Ibiza?

Er, not quite, but it has got a banging club scene and plenty of natural chill-out zones, writes Stephen Khan

She is drunk. But good drunk. ‘Urr ye goaun tae Phewshziun?’ comes the melodic inquiry. The young woman’s accent almost makes me send a spout of lager from my mouth in an arc across the Ferry Inn.

Sadly, I let myself down and parody her. ‘Phewshziun, aye we micht.’ I shouldn’t have done that. We might all have chuckled at Cameron ‘the virgin’ Stout’s languorous vocal calls during Big Brother, but the Orcadian lilt has its charm.

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