Orkney Image Library

Introduction
Orkneycommunities.co.uk - Reclaiming History and answering the questions no-one else asks since 2003
Click to View The Orkney Image Library contains images and anecdotes about the area. There are 12377 pictures and 23624 comments on the site for you to browse through. Images can be viewed by YEAR, by ALBUM, by GROUP, or by CONTRIBUTOR, or you can use the simple SEARCH at the top of this page.
Please note! Orkneycommunities is not in the position to authorise use of these pictures on other sites or in other publications. Any such use should only be with the agreement of the contributor and/or copyright holder! And... I'm sure you can understand why anonymous comments are unlikely to be published.
Handy hints If you want to check up on new additions, use the Additions link above to see what's been added recently. Or use the 16/10, 32/20 etc. option to expand all the boxes below- it isn't just for the comments. You can now upload your own images directly using the form further down the page. It's dead easy, just hit the 'Browse' button and find the picture on your own computer that you wish to upload, then hit 'Upload' to send it. Note that when you are asked for the year the picture was taken it HAS to be a four digit number like 1965 and NOT something like 1960ish. If you are unsure of the date just give it your best guess. If you are timed out when uploading you might need to reduce the sizes of the pictures. If you have any problems just contact us at contact@orkneycommunities.co.uk
When viewing the pictures, PLEASE leave your own comments using the form at the foot of each page. You might know a face, a date or a story about the photo. In this way we will continue to build an extensive collection of information, reminiscences and anecdotes about Orkney that is easily accessible to everyone. Orkneycommunities.co.uk was part funded by Orkney Enterprise and LEADER+, and now is a wholly self-sustaining community enterprise.
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Kirkwall Harbour 3 of 5

Kirkwall Harbour 3 of 5 Again the date being approximately 1955. The back of the print states In the background you can see the St Nina turning to get underway. In the foreground is the coal boat again. (My own comment is that the coal boat looks ...

12377 pictures | 23624 comments
Kirkwall Harbour 3 of 5
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Kirkwall Harbour 2 of 5Kirkwall Harbour 1 of 5Mrs Flett, Mabel & Anna GrayTom Kent German Fleet with IdentifierKirbuster Farm?Stromness Academy 6th year ~1950/51Scapa Distillery staffOpening of new offices at Scapa DistilleryDundas Street Stromness1950 Ferguson TE20  tractor crossing the BarriersJames GroundwaterMrs Elizabeth CooperDounby Agricultural Show 1956 (6/6)Dounby Agricultural Show 1956 (5/6)Dounby Agricultural Show 1956 (4/6)Dounby Agricultural Show 1956 (3/6)

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