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POST­CODE: KW17 2NH GRID REF: HY 345 260 HOW TO GET THERE: The main road is the A966 out from Kirk­wall. There is a sign for the Broch which has His­toric Scot­land on the sign. The RSPB hide is well sign­posted 1.5 miles along the road WHERE TO PARK: Main car park­ing area by the broch but there are sev­eral lo­ca­tions you can stop at, like the Sands of Evie, which has its own car park on a sec­ond track past the ceme­tery. An­other car park is found by the RSPB hide TER­RAIN: Any­thing from sand to tar­mac to cover the area. The broch is closed in win­ter but you can view the area from the track down to it OPEN­ING TIMES: 1 Apr to 30 Sept, 9.30am to 5.30pm with last en­try at 5pm. Closed 1 Oct to 31 Mar FA­CIL­I­TIES: You’ll need to go to Kirk­wall or Strom­ness for ev­ery­thing PUB­LIC TRANSPORT: Buses pass the end of the road daily, al­though in­fre­quently. OCTO bus (tel: 01856 871536) op­er­ates a flex­i­ble, ‘by re­quest’ ser­vice in Orkney, web: trav­e­li­nescot­land.com LO­CAL INFO: his­tori­cen­vi­ron­ment. scot/visit-a-place/places/broch-ofgur­ness & orkney­jar.com/his­tory/ brochs/gurness/in­dex.html OR­GAN­I­SA­TIONS: His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Scot­land, web: his­tori­cen­vi­ron­ment.scot Tel: 0131 668 8600. RSPB, email: [email protected] Tel: 01856 850176. The SOC, The Scot­tish Bird­watch­ing Re­source Cen­tre, Water­ston House, Aber­lady, East Loth­ian EH32 0PY CLUB CON­TACT: SOC ORKNEY Colin Corse, Gar­ris­dale, Lyn­npark Road, Kirk­wall, Orkney KW15 1SL. Tel: 01856 874 484. RSPB mem­bers group, Orkney con­tact Dick Mat­son, tel: 01856 751 426, email: p.wil­[email protected]­in­ter­net.com COUNTY RECORDER: Jim Wil­liam, email: [email protected]­niefea.freeserve.co.uk MAPS: OS Ex­plorer 463, OS Lan­dranger 6

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