Thank you for looking into travelling all the way
to this northern corner of Europe and staying at the Bis-Geos.
I hope a visit to this place will give to you what
it gave to me; from the moment I saw the old ruin to the days I
spend here now enjoying the feeling of the place with its spectacular
On the following pages I will tell you what I know
about the history of the Bis-Geos, about the fascination I felt
for it leading me to the restoration and things I can recommend
to do during your stay with us . . .
Make yourself a cup of coffee or tea, take some
biscuits and sit down in the conservatory to relax and get a feel
for the Bisgeos and its views. . .
Across the bay you can see three islands on the
horizon. First is Rousay, then the mainland of Orkney with the Brough
of Birsay to the north and Hoy as the last silhouette. On a clear
winter day you can see the mainland of Scotland to the north of
Birsay. Watch the lighthouse at night.
I often think that nature is on stage from here
with constant changes in the sea and sky.
It would be nice to hear what impression a stay
at Bis Geos makes on you.