Picturing Scotland: Orkney

Content: This book is arranged in the form of a journey around Orkney that begins and ends with what approaching (and departing) travellers see from the Scrabster to Stromness ferry. As Stromness is situated on the western edge of Orkney's Mainland, it is a good point from which to begin a broadly circular tour which takes in most of the 17 inhabited islands. There is an astonishing density of ancient sites from the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages, coastal scenery that tests the credulity in its often gravity-defying qualities and pastoral vistas that sooth the senses. If those attributes were not enough, add in a charming capital with magnificent cathedral, a wealth of wildlife that will entrance nature lovers and a huge array of defensive remnants from both world wars. The book contains 110 pictures.

For a list of featured locations, see below.

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Market: Books in this series are bought by visitors and locals alike to give as gifts or to keep for their own enjoyment. They are also helpful to those planning a visit as the book leads the reader on a geographical tour of the area. To visitors, they are a great reminder of a visit, while local people buy them to send to friends and family to show off where they live.

Author: Colin Nutt has worked in book publishing for over 30 years and has written and compiled around 40 books in this and other series. He lives in Elgin.

Photography: Colin Nutt and other contributing photographers

Picturing Scotland:
Orkney

Jacket of Picturing Scotland: Orkney

Extent: 96 pages
Binding: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-906549-26-8
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Featured locations:
Alexander Graham's House, Stromness
Balfour Village
Balfour Castle
Barnhouse Neolithic Village
Bay of Calf Sound, Eday
Birsay
Bishop's Palace, Kirkwall
Blockships
Broch of Gurness
Brough of Birsay
Carrick House, Eday
Churchill Barriers
Corrigall Farm Museum
Cubbie Roo's Castle
Earl's Palace, Birsay
Earl's Palace, Kirkwall
Eday
Egilsay
Elwick Mill, Balfour
Gairsay
Highland Park Distillery
Holland Farm, Papa Westray
Italian Chapel
Kettletoft, Sanday
Kirbister Farm Museum
Kirkwall
Kitchener Memorial
Longhope Lifeboat Memorial
Maeshowe
Martello Tower, South Walls
Marwick Head
Midhowe Broch
Midhowe Cairn
Ness of Brodgar
Noltland Castle, Westray
Norse Settlement, Brough of Birsay
North Ronaldsay
North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory
North Ronaldsay New Lighthouse
North Ronaldsay Old Lighthouse
Noup Head, Westray
Old Man of Hoy
Orkney Museum (Tankerness House)
Orphir Round Church
Papa Westray


Pierowall, Westray
Quoyness Chambered Cairn, Sanday
Rapness Sound, Westray
Red Head, Eday
Ring of Brodgar
Rousay
Sanday
Scapa Flow
Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum
Shapinsay
Skara Brae
South Ronaldsay
South Walls
St Magnus Cathedral
St Magnus Church, Egilsay
St Margaret's Hope
St Mary's Chapel, Wyre
Start Point Lighthouse, Sanday
Stone of Setter, Eday
Stones of Stenness
Stromness
Stronsay
The Douche, Balfour
The Italian Chapel
The Knap of Howar, Papa Westray
The Scaun, Westray
Tomb of the Eagles
Vat of Kirbuster, Stronsay
Vinquoy Hill Cairn, Eday
Ward Hill
Westray
Whitehall, Stronsay
Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn
World War II Defence Installations
Wyre
Yesnaby Castle

Birds and animals:
Fulmar
Gannet
North Ronaldsay sheep
Orkney cattle
Puffin
Ringed Plover
Shag

Colin Nutt, Ness Publishing, 47 Academy Street, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1LR
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