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Mystery stack

Pics taken in 1980s. Both sides of the mystery stack seen end-on in picture #24161. Now can anyone identify it? (Don't be put off by having to provide two dinners - I don't eat a lot.)
Picture added on 29 September 2010 at 11:42
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Comments:
One of the Stacks of Duncansby?
Added by Lorna Hirst on 29 September 2010
It's an Orkney stack Lorna.
Added by Ian Hourston on 30 September 2010
Is it the Flag off Evie coast?
Added by Neil Johnstone on 01 October 2010
It's the sea stack near Costa Head in Swannay i think
Added by Gary Tait on 01 October 2010
its the sea stacks near costa hill in swannay
Added by Gary Tait on 03 October 2010
Inyamahelia, Swannay
Added by Ian Tait on 03 October 2010
Inyamahelia? Inyadreams! I've never heard the word - where does it come from (assuming you didn't make it up)? But yes, it's the Standard, a little to the west of Costa Head. One of the more impressive stacks.
Too many of you got it, if not by the same name, for me to honour my end of the contract. I can't eat that many dinners nor afford all the candles.
Added by Ian Hourston on 04 October 2010
According to the Place Names of Birsay Inyamehellya (what a wonderful name!) is a large geo with caves at the foot near Costa Head - O.N. enni, brow or forehead and hellir, a cave. The next entry refers to the Standard a large outlying stack with the alternative name of Castle of Gullslate.
Added by Cathleen Spence on 05 October 2010
Never thought of consulting The Place-Names of Birsay because I believed the Standard was on the Evie side. Yes, Inyamehellya is a wonderful name. Had my pic shown a sea-cave rather than a stack, and had Ian Tait used this spelling, I'd have been less inclined to think he was dreaming.
Added by Ian Hourston on 05 October 2010
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