Sanday is one of the outer Orkney islands, two ferries distant from the mainland of Scotland. It’s low-lying and … well … sandy, with what I think are some of the most beautiful beaches this side of Hawai’i.

The archaeology on Sanday really stands out too, ranging from the slightly mysterious Quoyness Cairn, accessed through a 7m crawl tunnel, through the “Devil’s clawmarks” at the abandoned Lady kirk, to the wreck of the B98, a First World War German destroyer that sank after being re-purposed as a mail picket boat after the German High Seas Fleet was interned at Scapa Flow.