The Shady Grove of Orkney

Saturday, 6 April, 2013

The islands of Orkney in the cold waters of the North Sea are the most remote of Scotland’s whisky-producing areas. Along with Arran, Jura, Mull and Skye, Orkney is part of the Islands whisky region. Today, there are only two distilleries on Orkney: Highland Park and Scapa. Apart from whisky, Orkney has given the world the excellent Kris Drever.

Wish I had a banjo string
Made of golden twine
Every tune I’d play on it
I wish that girl were mine

Wish I had a needle and thread
Fine as I could sew
I’d sew that pretty girl to my side
And down the road I’d go

Comments are closed.