The Grounds

There is an expanse of lawn behind the Centre leading into a field that is being landscaped around a large pond. The field will, in coming years, bloom into a wild-flower meadow welcoming to bees, insects and birds. Gravel paths criss-cross the field, leading to benches looking out over farmland, hills, lochs and sea.

When the weather is good you can work outside. In your leisure time you can walk and wander, surrounded by panoramic views and Orkney's uniquely stimulating environment.


It was our great pleasure to come to The Kristin Linklater’s Centre for our recent Creative Dream Work Summer Intensive. This is a retreat facility profoundly worth the pilgrimage to reach it. The cathedral ceilinged work space is both beautiful and sturdy. The individual rooms facilitate privacy and rest after the day of work, while a friendly central room and kitchen are available for gathering. The people working with us were lovely—each one generous and exceedingly capable. We were provided with plentiful, nourishing food and terrific Orkney adventures.

Most inspiring for our work was the setting. The center is nestled in epic natural beauty that excites the creative imagination. The expanse of sky, sea and open land is restorative and awakens the soul. To have the sturdiness of the Center in this sweeping ancient landscape invites deep and creative awakening. Kristin has created a physical center to contain vital creative work and community. We will definitely return!

— Kim Gillingham, Creative Dream Work