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Anyone know where this is? Added by Phil Brough.
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Picture added on 29 September 2009 at 22:24
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Is that above the Highland Park looking over Scapa
Added by Dougie Manson on 29 September 2009
Cannigal, St Ola, Scapa Bay in the background?
Added by Dave Smith on 29 September 2009
Dont ken whar hid is bit i dae ken oic planning staff could learn a lot if they studied this picture. No risk o flooding here - ither fae nature ur thir animals .
Anonymous comment added on 30 September 2009
is this cannigal farm above scapa?
Added by Ootanaboot on 30 September 2009
Ah thowt id might be somewhar 'roond Cannigal.
Added by Sumteeik on 30 September 2009
Yes! This is Cannigal Farm above Scapa. The upper end with the chimneys was the house,i n the middle the stable, and the lower end was the byre.

The farm was the first to grow potatoes in Orkney, according to the story in an old Almanac pre 1700. A sailor off a ship anchored near Scapa was courting a girl from Cannigal and he gave her some potatoes which they knew nothing about. The story goes that they kept the potatos near the chimney over the winter and planted them in the Spring and obviously they grew. The old steading and house was used as a barn and storage, up to last year. Added by Phil Brough.
Added by Phil Brough on 01 October 2009
I know sailors were known to leave behind seeds
but not the sort that young girls always wanted!!.
Added by John Budge on 02 October 2009
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