Environmental and Heritage Holidays for families and small groups

Your host, Lynn, who graduated from Glasgow University in the 1970s with an MA in English & Drama, has had an association with the Orkney Islands going back more than thirty years. She is a well known Orkney storyteller, and has been researching the legends, folklore & myths of Orkney & Scotland for many years.

Lynn has experience working with children of all ages, from 4 years upwards in arts, drama, dance & storytelling.

WaterLying in the confluence of two great oceans, these Islands are renowned for their sunrises & sunsets, wildlife, ancient heritage, culture & archaeology.

Combine the heritage, natural beauty & wildlife with first class amenities for visitors of all ages, and you have a superb setting for your Island Holiday.

Legendary Trails & Tales

- an Orkney Experience that combines legends, lore and social customs of the Orkney fishing, farming and craft communities, with a careful blend of field excursions, workshop activities, heritage talks & slideshows and an Island Peatfire Tales evening.

Orkney’s legends come to life “on location” at Stone Circles, Pictish Brochs, Stone Age Villages & Ancient Burial Mounds. Our trails and tales takes you through the Island peoples’ cycle, from Stone Age to Pictish - from Norse to Scot. This includes the local folktales & customs that have emerged from ancient island traditions.

EarthLearn how the Islanders‘ way of life has shaped today’s Orkney lsland environment.

For all family holidays separate children’s activities are arranged if requested, to give parents their own free time during the holiday.

Wild Arts & Crafts Trail

- for families, small groups & beginners curious to learn about Island arts, crafts & traditional skills - an instrinsic part of Orkney cultural heritage and environment.

Visit local workshops and discover your own skills with local experienced artists & crafts people. On the trails, you will have a choice of workshops in pottery, felt making, painting & sculpture. You also have a choice to visit local jewellery, tapestry & Orkney Chair & basket weaving studios as well as Highland Park Distillery.

Trowie talesLynn also holds environmental arts & crafts activities at Via Studio, and she encourages everyone to draw inspiration from the local landscapes, seascapes & wildlife.. ..rockpooling, beachcombing& coastal walks.


These prices are dependant on

The number of people in the group
The pick up / drop off point on arrival / departure

Booking Information

If you are interested in booking or have any questions, please contact us. You can send a message via our contact form, or phone Lynn on 01856 841207 (mobile tel 07743 439709)


Escape from the mainland of everyday and travel to an island retreat.
Enjoy the freedom, safety and tranquility of Via House. Please contact us to find out more!!