The days are definitely short at this time of year. Sunrise is at 08.48 and sunset at 15.18 and we are not at the shortest day yet. But with glorious still frosty late afternoons like this I don't mind! These photos were taken at 4.30 pm this afternoon. Above looking across Hoy Sound to the twinkling lights of Stromness.
And below - looking West towards Canada! The sun has long set behind the Hoy Hills out of the picture, left, with just the hint of a rosy sky off the tip of Graemsay.