Postcards from Orkney

Wild and windswept islands

 Wild and windswept islands

Wild and windswept islands

 With lighthouses a plenty

With lighthouses a plenty

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Arctic sailing heritage

 The old part of Stromness town, last staging post for many a sailing boat throughout history heading for the arctic.

The old part of Stromness town, last staging post for many a sailing boat throughout history heading for the arctic.

Plenty of history

 Talking of history, there is plenty to see from stone age brochs...

Talking of history, there is plenty to see from stone age brochs...

 Inside a stone age dwelling at the famous Skara Brae settlement which was discovered when it was exposed from the beach after a storm.

Inside a stone age dwelling at the famous Skara Brae settlement which was discovered when it was exposed from the beach after a storm.

 Broch of Gurness

Broch of Gurness

 To mystical rings of standing stones

To mystical rings of standing stones

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 To war time history. This is the Italian Chapel, beautifully decorated by prisoners of war

To war time history. This is the Italian Chapel, beautifully decorated by prisoners of war

 As well as Viking runes hidden in a tomb

As well as Viking runes hidden in a tomb

 and Pictish art

and Pictish art