Thank you so much to all our customers who filled in our survey last month. It really did help us out a lot with some new ideas to carry Ola Gorie forward, but it also let us know that all in all we seem to be doing a good job!? One of the issues that came up was customers commenting on loosing a single earring. Well did you know that we can supply half pairs for you? If you email us at olagorie@breckan.scot , or comment on this blog post, and let us know which earrings you require and in most cases...
There has been great excitement on one of our isles these last few days. North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory (NRBO) has been inundated with visitors over the past two days, following the sighting of a Red-winged Blackbird. As quoted on The Orcadian website: "Though very common in North America, this is the first recorded sighting of the species in Europe. Since it was first spotted last Saturday, April 28, over between 50 and 60 birdwatchers have arrived on the island each day, hoping to catch a glimpse." North Ronaldsay is the northernmost island in Orkney, and is more commonly known for its sheep who live off...
So the daffodils are popping up all over the county, lambing season is well under way, but Mother Nature has a way of reminding us very quickly that she is most definitely in charge! Yesterday most of Orkney woke up to this picture. Beautiful?  Yes. But seasonal? Surely not!  We might expect some 'lambing snows' at the beginning of the month, but this late into April it is a little surprising Today the snow has melted away, but it is now bitterly cold and pretty blowy. We can't help but feel very sorry for those little lambs trying to keep...
  Watch Ola's very first movie about the inspiration behind her St Magnus design! Last Sunday might have been Easter, but you might not be aware that it was also St Magnus Day. Here in Orkney, the story of St Magnus is ingrained in our culture and heritage.  The beautiful St Magnus Cathedral inspired Ola profoundly, as she grew up looking over this iconic building. This month we celebrate the 900th anniversary of St Magnus' death: special events are taking place all over Orkney under the Magnus 900 banner.  So we thought it would be appropriate to highlight the pieces in...