Like a lot of the UK, we have had some wild weather this week, coupled with unusually high tides.
Fortunately, the flood defences installed at Kirkwall harbour last year seem to have worked. Although some low lying roads were affected by flooding and debris, I have not heard of any homes being seriously affected.
Some low lying archaeological sites have had difficulties. In some cases teams are already racing against time because the sites will inevitably be consumed and destroyed by the rising seas.
Hopefully, that will be the last big storm of the winter but we have a fair way to go yet!
Here is some spectacular footage from Orkney.com