Cruise Spotlight

J+V Coaches

J+V Coaches, owned and operated by Orcadians Jimmy and Vega Poke, has been touring cruise ship passengers around Orkney since the couple bought their first coach back in 2002. As the cruise trade has grown, so has the business, which now has an impressive fleet at its Stromness base.

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Orkney Distilling

Kirkwall’s harbour-front is welcoming its own new development. Next year the doors will open to Orkney Distilling Ltd’s new distillery, the home of Kirkjuvagr Gin.

It has been an incredibly busy year for the company, run by husband and wife team Stephen and Aly Kemp. The business was established in January 2016, the first bottles of its signature gin were on the shelves by August, and now the distillery building is only a number of months away from its official opening.

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