Panoramic views, sweeping sandy beaches and rolling hills make Orkney a real island paradise for couples.

In summer, the daylight seems to last forever, and the winter’s long, dark nights, enjoyed by a roaring fire will appeal to hopeless romantics.

Many couples choose Orkney to exchange their vows, where they are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a unique location.

The Ring of Brodgar is a popular choice for visitors who choose to tie the knot in the isles, while others may opt for a ceremony in the stunning St Magnus Cathedral.

Orkney is a wild, romantic and truly magical place and it is home to some of Scotland’s most renowned jewellers, as well as some of the finest food and drink in the country. But what really makes it special is the famously warm and welcoming Orcadian hospitality.

Jeff and Christine Hoaglund, from New Mexico USA, romantically renew their marriage vows each year, taking it in turns to surprise the other. In 2017, it was Jeff’s turn, and he chose Orkney and a Viking-themed handfasting ritual at the Ring of Brodgar. You can see, Christine was thrilled and delighted!