To find Via House, the location of the Orkney FolkLore and Storytelling Centre:
Take the the main Stromness to Kirkwall road (A965.) Turn onto the road to the Ring of Brodgar (which is well sign-posted) and proceed until you reach the road end.
Turn left for approximately 600 metres on the A967 and you will arrive at Via House.
To find the Stromness Hotel, where the Island Tales and Ales take place:
Drive south through Stromness, along the Ferry Road until you come to the Pier Head, which is marked by a disused fountain. The Stromness Hotel is the biggest building here, facing the water.
There are two entrances to the Stromness Hotel, the main entrance at the centre of the building and the Flattie bar on the right hand side. Enter through the main entrance and go up two flights of stairs. When you reach the first floor, turn left and you will find the Still Room Whisky Bar. If you turn right, there is a bar where alcoholic and soft drinks can be bought! However, the ticket price of £10 includes one drink (Orkney Whisky, an Orkney Ale or a glass of house wine).