Spirit of Orkney

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Blog Tags:orkney, scotland, culture, history, norway, orcadians, island, viking, tourist
Country:United Kingdom
State/Province:Cumbria

The Orkney archipelago is made up of around 70 islands situated off the North Western tip of Scotland and only fifty miles from Greenland, where the Atlantic ocean meets the North sea.



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Shirley Davies from Burray has been selected for The Lucky Local spot in this year’s Orkney MasterChef competition. Nominated by daughter Jo, Shirley was selected from all the Lucky Local entries... [[This is a summary only - For the full article...

Orkney is usually a peaceful place with very little in the way of crime.  However, it appears that within the last few weeks, 3 stations of the cross have gone missing from Orkney’s famous... [[This is a summary only - For the full article pl...

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is helping to bring Orkney’s war time history to life with the launch of 21st century signage at Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery on Hoy. The... [[This is a summary only - For the full article please vi...

A Fitzroy Fisheries barometer in Stromness, which has provided weather guidance to sailors for over 150 years, has been restored by the Stromness Townscape Heritage Initiative. The barometer, dates... [[This is a summary only - For the full article...

Orkney archaeologists had to act quickly after heavy seas on the Deerness coast removed a section of land exposing a human skull, which is thought to be several hundreds of years old. Historic... [[This is a summary only - For the full article pleas...

Orkney Buffalo

on Dec 16, 2013 in: Featured

Schoolhouse Farm, in Deerness is the home of the Bremner family who produce lean and tasty buffalo meat and in August 2013 they welcomed their new herd of Asian water buffalo to the shores of Orkney.... [[This is a summary only - For the full articl...

Gino Caprara has been back to Orkney and the Italian Chapel five times since 1992, but at the age of 93 he expects this recent visit may be his last. Gino was one of many Italian Prisoners of war... [[This is a summary only - For the full article pl...