the Bay of Creekland on the island of Hoy
the Bay of Creekland on the island of Hoy
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  • the Bay of Creekland on the island of Hoy
  • the pier in the Eday, one of Orkney's north isles
  • the famous Old Man of Hoy sea stack
  • wartime defences on the island of Flotta
  • playing at Hoy's spectacular Rackwick beach
  • the pier on the tiny island of Eglisay
  •  Rousay
  • Westray
Isles

The Orkney archipelago of around 70 islands is scattered across a pristine sea with 20 inhabited islands, each with its own distinct character.

Exploration by ferry or plane is a journey of adventure through history, natural beauty and culture while island folk are known for their warm welcome to visitors and new settlers.

The North Isles have close-knit communities and unique ways of life from farming the famous North Ronaldsay sheep to working towards energy self-sufficiency in Westray.

While in the South Isles, Flotta is known for its oil and Hoy for its wartime history, hillwalking and its Old Man rock stack.

Each has its own stories and from visiting you will gather many tales to tell.

Explore Isles
Sanday
Sanday
Sanday by name and sandy by nature, the largest island of Orkney’s North Isles is 16 miles long and has a population of around 550.  Sandy bays and dunes form part of the low-lying coast
 
Rousay, Egilsay & Wyre
Rousay, Egilsay & Wyre
Rousay has many major archaeological delights as the coast at Westness was an important power base from the Iron Age until the 19th century.  The coast from Midhowe Cairn and Broch to Westness
 
Todd Cinani - If you subscribe to National Geographic the August issue highlights the neolithic sites we saw in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.
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SheilaFleetJewellery - RT @ClaraWilding: This weather is lovely and all but I can't cope, it's far too hot so I have no option but to move to the Orkney Islands #?
Alexis Marija - A2: Skara Brae at sunset (Orkney Islands, 2011) #TTOT #travel #Scotland http://t.co/KJiS4P3wha
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