Orkney Photos

Photo of summer sunset at Birsay, Orkney Islands.
The coast at Birsay, beautiful evening light in a beautiful location - what more could you ask for!
Photo of sunset at Birsay, Orkney.
Sunset lights the western sky at Birsay
Photo of the old cathedral and Norse settlement at the Brough of Birsay, Orkney
Brough of Birsay
Photo of the Ring of Brodgar taken in September 2006.
Sunrise at the Ring of Brodgar
Photo of Birsay, Orkney. Part of the Orkney Photo Library on Britain Express.
Looking from the churchyard at Birsay across the bay to the Brough
Photo taken at Loch Harray, beside the Ring of Brodgar stone circle, Orkney
Boats drawn up on the shore at Brodgar
Photo of lobster pots, St Mary's, Orkney
Lobster pots drawn up on the pier at St Mary's. The Churchill Barriers are in the background
Photo of the Mull of Deerness, Mainland, Orkney
The cliffs at Deerness. The old medieval monastery at the Brough of Deerness is out of the picture, around the cliffs to the right
Photo of Deerness, Orkney.
The collapsed sea cave, known as The Gloup, near the Mull Head nature reserve at Deerness
Playing on the beach at Dingleshowe, Orkney Mainland
Dingleshowe is a narrow isthmus leading from Mainland to Deerness. The mound in the background is the 'how' or Norse gathering place. The location is mentioned in the Orkneyinga saga
Photo of summer sunrise at Finstown, Orkney Islands.
The sun rising above the horizon at Finstown
Photo of the beach at Dingleshowe, Orkney
The morning sun paints a golden light on the sand at Dingleshowe

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