Jan 13a


Offering a range of sacred & spiritual

services to visitors, guests, seekers & pilgrims,

as well as to the communities of these magical islands ...

Legalities ...

We consider ourselves to be highly honourable people and we believe that if we provide an excellent service for you, then we also honour ourselves, the organisations we represent, and Orkney. This is why we will do everything in our power to ensure that our website is accurate and that any work you subsequently ask us to perform for you proceeds safely and to your exact instructions and in accordance with Scottish Law. However, we have found it necessary to protect ourselves by formally stating the terms by which we offer our website and services, so please read our "small print" ...


If you continue to browse and use this website, and if you subsequently commission work from us, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which governs our relationship with you in regard to this website and the services we offer. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website and please do not ask us to perform work for you. Your continuing use of this website and any service we offer implies your agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions of use.


For the avoidance of doubt, "us", "our" and "we" refers to "Spiritual Orkney" and Helen and Mark, both jointly and individually, "you" refers to the customer, service user, user or viewer of our website or any service we offer.


"Spiritual Orkney" is a partnership, the partners are Helen and Mark Woodsford-Dean.  "Orkney Pagan Weddings" are one of the many services and products offered by "Spiritual Orkney".


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by us and we make every effort to keep the information up to date and accurate; it is, however, subject to change without notice. In using this website, you acknowledge that it may contain inaccuracies or errors; any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. You agree that it is your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements. Neither we nor any third parties provide any representations, guarantees or warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, about the completeness, timeliness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, performance or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, or services contained on the website for any purpose. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website or any service we offer.


If in any doubt, you are advised to obtain independent advice from a relevant specialist or expert, for example, independent and free tourist advice is available from VisitScotland.


Although to date we have never had to cancel a tour or any other service we offer, in commissioning our services, you accept that sometimes the unexpected does happen and it is impossible to mitigate for all possibilities. We always expect to honour any agreement with you, and in particular to attend on the date and time agreed, at the place agreed, and in the manner agreed, and to contact you in the event of there being any problem regarding any aspect of your booking. You understand that we will do everything we can to honour our agreement with you, but that under some circumstances we may have to cancel or postpone any agreement without notice or compensation. Such circumstances would include fire, flood, drought, weather conditions, war (whether declared or not), acts of terrorism, civil disturbance, industrial disputes, act of God, personal injury or illness, being called for jury service or as a witness in a trial, any disruption to the ferry service, or any other cause beyond our control making it impossible for us to fulfill any contract.


In all circumstances, you agree that the absolute limit of our liability to you or to any other party is strictly limited to the return of any monies paid by you to us. In addition, you will not hold us liable for any consequential loss or damage whatsoever, however caused.


Although we will always try to respond sensitively, please consider any deposits requested by us, or paid to us, as non-refundable. Deposits cover us for reserving dates and advance preparation. For ceremonies, we normally request the balance of any fee due to us to be paid within 8 weeks of your reserved date, or at the time of booking if less than 8 weeks notice given. Any balances requested by us or paid to us are also non-refundable if cancelled within 8 weeks (56 days) of your reserved date. For tourist guiding, we normally request a deposit in advance, with the balance to be paid at the end of the tour. We will, on request, accept alterations and postponement to bookings, for which we reserve the right to make an additional charge. We will, at our discretion, vary these terms and conditions (usually in your favour), and if we do, we will make the revised terms and conditions clear.


As Orkney is a remote place, we do always try to mitigate for unforeseen circumstances, for example, in the event of one of us being unavoidably unable to act as Celebrant or tourist guide, the other of us may be able to step in at short notice instead. Obviously, if we have to cancel for any reason beyond our control, we will refund any monies paid by you to us – although we will not be responsible for any fluctuations in the value of the £GB in the interim, if applicable.


In all circumstances, you agree that the absolute limit of our liability to you or to any other party is strictly limited to the return of any monies paid by you to us. In addition, you will not hold us liable for any consequential loss or damage whatsoever, however caused. If you are concerned about this, we advise you to take out insurance to cover cancellation in all circumstances.


You are wholly and solely responsible for your own and your guests’ behaviour at any venue(s) and you agree to fully indemnify us against any claims made by the landowner or any other party, for damage to the venue(s) or other parties, howsoever caused. Neither you nor your guests will leave any rubbish or anything that could be considered litter, unless you have the express permission of the landowner to do so. You are wholly and solely responsible for informing your guests of this and for ensuring that they comply with these instructions.


To ensure that everything proceeds according to your plans and to minimise misunderstandings, we recommend that you plan ahead and communicate with us as much as possible, we will do likewise with you.


Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of us. These links are provided for your convenience to supply you with further information which we believe may be useful to you. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. If you use these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over those other websites and cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Although we may recommend other services to you, if you procure those services then your contract is solely with those other service providers for the provision of those services and not with us.


Although we ask you to supply personal information or contact data to us, we do so solely for the purposes of contacting you and providing you with the service you request from us. We NEVER sell or pass on your personal information or contact data without your permission. We store your information in paper and electronic format and if you submit information to us, you agree to us storing your data in these formats and for these purposes. We endeavour to keep any information pertaining to you private and secure in whatever format we hold it.


We make every effort to keep this website up and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.


For the avoidance of doubt: rituals and crafts are provided as a spiritual / religious / craft service, whilst tourist guiding is a tourism service.


Copyright:- All photographs on this web-site are copyrighted to Mark Woodsford-Dean and may not be reproduced without the permission of Mark or the people they depict. All text is copyrighted to Helen Woodsford-Dean and may not be reproduced without the permission of Helen.


If you book a legal wedding ritual with us then the terms on www.orkneypaganweddings.co.uk contract page apply in addition to these terms.  "Orkney Pagan Weddings" are one of the many services and products offered by "Spiritual Orkney".


Your use of this website and our services and any dispute arising out of such use of the website and our services is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.