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General Websites

Alan Moar's aerial pictures
Aerial pictures of Orkney and the north of Scotland by Alan Moar
AllAboutOrkney
It's a compendium of news and weather. And events and activities. It's a summary of the things that are going on. Up to date, and on your screen. It's a visual snapshot of daily life. Pictures, slideshows, videos It's a soapbox- if you want. Comment. Write letters. Write articles. Ask for a survey. It's a window on life in Shetland and Caithness as well. And any other place- just ask and it might happen. It's an online shop, and a price comparison site with a difference. Local retailers - stick it to the supermarkets by showing where you are cheaper and better. Just email in.
Fishing Boat Videos
Craig Taylor's site dedicated to boats, and videos of them he has produced over the years.
Ian Heddle's Pure Nostalgia
Slides from the fifties to the seventies, from Ian Heddle's collection
Ian Potten
Kirkwall City Pipe Band
Orkney Blues Festival
Orkney's rip roaring autumnal musical extravaganza, guaranteed to get your mojo working even if you woke up this morning and found that your woman had left you and your dog was dead.
Orkney Cage Bird Society
Orkney Photographic
Orkney Rugby Club
Orkney Sailing Club
Orkney SNP
Orkney Triathlon Club
orkneyjar
Rae Slater's photo albums

Contributor's Websites

Phoenix Photography Images
Orkneycommunities.co.uk is extremely grateful for the use of pictures from the Tom Kent and Phoenix Photography collections, with particular thanks to David Mackie and Alison Fraser. The Phoenix Photography collection comprises the photographs of Dougie Shearer.

The Orkney Archive includes a wide range of records such as those of the local authority and its preceding bodies; the sheriff and justice of the peace courts; customs and excise; presbytery and kirk session records. The gifts and deposits section includes family and estate papers, those of local businesses and organisations, and the papers of prominent Orcadians like Robert Rendall, Ernest Marwick and Stanley Cursiter. Census schedules, Parish registers and local newspapers are all available on microfilm.

The Sound Archive comprises of an extensive collection of oral history recordings.

The Photographic Archive was founded in 1976 with a priceless gift of over 6000 glass plate negatives donated by Mrs Barbara Walls. The photographs were the work of Tom Kent, who worked as a photographer in Orkney from 1898 until his death in 1936.

The Photographic Archive is of immeasurable social and historical importance, both locally and nationally, since it records changes that were occurring throughout the country as well as in Orkney. The images depict changes taking place in the working and social lifes of Orkney's people; the switch from horse drawn transport to motor driven vehicles; the introdustion of the first air service to the islands; the changes in farming methods; the effects of two World Wars and the huge influx of military personnel as well as industries that have largely disappeared and many more subjects.

The Photographic Archive has expanded regularly since that time with the acquisition of works by many other local photographers and now holds in excess of 50,000 images relating to Orkney and it's people, from the nineteenth century up to recent times.

The Photographic Archive can supply prints from the collection, up to 50.8 x 40.64 cm (20 x 16 inches). The prices for these can be found on their website.

Orkney Archives
Orkneycommunities.co.uk is extremely grateful for the use of pictures from the Tom Kent and Phoenix Photography collections, with particular thanks to David Mackie and Alison Fraser.

The Orkney Archive includes a wide range of records such as those of the local authority and its preceding bodies; the sheriff and justice of the peace courts; customs and excise; presbytery and kirk session records. The gifts and deposits section includes family and estate papers, those of local businesses and organisations, and the papers of prominent Orcadians like Robert Rendall, Ernest Marwick and Stanley Cursiter. Census schedules, Parish registers and local newspapers are all available on microfilm.

The Sound Archive comprises of an extensive collection of oral history recordings.

The Photographic Archive was founded in 1976 with a priceless gift of over 6000 glass plate negatives donated by Mrs Barbara Walls. The photographs were the work of Tom Kent, who worked as a photographer in Orkney from 1898 until his death in 1936.

The Photographic Archive is of immeasurable social and historical importance, both locally and nationally, since it records changes that were occurring throughout the country as well as in Orkney. The images depict changes taking place in the working and social lifes of Orkney's people; the switch from horse drawn transport to motor driven vehicles; the introdustion of the first air service to the islands; the changes in farming methods; the effects of two World Wars and the huge influx of military personnel as well as industries that have largely disappeared and many more subjects.

The Photographic Archive has expanded regularly since that time with the acquisition of works by many other local photographers and now holds in excess of 50,000 images relating to Orkney and it's people, from the nineteenth century up to recent times.

The Photographic Archive can supply prints from the collection, up to 50.8 x 40.64 cm (20 x 16 inches). The prices for these can be found on their website.

Steven Heddle
Steven Heddle has a particular fondness for Orkneycommunities.co.uk having drawn up its specification for Orkney Enterprise, and now is the portal administrator on behalf of Voluntary Action Orkney. No wonder so many of his pictures get on the site...
Ian W Potten
Steven Watson
Ian Heddle
Craig Taylor
Hazel Berston
Alan Moar
Orkney Wireless Museum
Colin Sinclair
Orkney Archives and Karl Cooper
David Gerrard
David submits pictures to the excellent shipsnostalgia.com under the published name 'Lancastrian'
Orkney Photographic
michael flett

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