The rainbow over Balfour Castle on Shapinsay has disappeared and the sale of the Estate has long gone. However, Richard Evans sent in this account as well as this remarkable Sales Brochure from 2008 /2009:
The expansive estate on the isle of Shapinsay in Orkney includes a 13-bedroom 'A' listed castle built in the mid 1800s and acres for wildfowling. The castle's large formal rooms are decorated in a Victorian style with elaborate fireplaces and intricate ceiling work. It was run for years as a hotel and the land includes three cottages and a farmhouse.
Part of the sale included Helliar Holm see page 7 on the attachment.
Scottish Islands Explorer - a different kind of brochure