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Orkney Islands, Page 2

Midhowe Broch from the air - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Midhowe Broch from the air

Midhowe Broch on the Orkney island of Rousay looks amazing as we fly above it. There are 4.5 metre wide walls which …

Stronsay

Stronsay

Stronsay looks beautiful and green from the air. Strjónsey: Old Norse for “Good fishing and farming island”

Rackwick Burn, Hoy - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Rackwick Burn

Rackwick Burn sounds like an unfortunate little rash but is actually the name of a small stream on the Orkney Island of …

Flotta

Flying over Flotta

I was amazed to find out that anyone lives on Flotta. I thought the entire Island had been evacuated to build one …

Balfour Castle - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

The Islands of Orkney

Orkney is a plural. It’s acceptable to say ‘the Islands of Orkney’. It’s fine to say ‘Orkney’. Saying ‘the Orkney Islands’ won’t …

Ferry

The Ferry

Orkney Ferries run a service to be proud of. Whether it’s a small group of tourists or a farmer with his tractor …