Orkney Image Library

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 12605 pictures and 24146 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 [email protected]
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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The Haven, Brims

The Haven . Brims about 1950 or earlier

12605 pictures | 24146 comments
The Haven, Brims
LATEST NEWS: Hoy becomes Hoy and Walls
By popular request the area formerly known as Hoy in our Area categories has been changed to Hoy and Walls. I hope this meets the approval of the folk from Waas.
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From the Longhope Lifeboat Museum'The Cats', Balaclava Road, FlottaHighland Park Distillery Visitor CentreHighland Park presentationHighland Park Distillery RetiralHighland Park Distillery TeamHighland Park still maintenanceHighland Park RetiralHighland Park distillery teamHighland Park RetiralKirkwall Fire Station boarded up for the BaJohnstons at Hurliness HouseEvelyn Johnston and father, Danny JohnstonDanny Johnston, while serving in IndiaDanny and Dorothy Johnstons weddingStromness Police Station


Kirkwall HarbourLower end of Albert StreetStronsay NFUMystery Orkney relativesTerminal 1, WestrayDoorway of St Olaf's ChurchRetirement of Alfred GroundwaterMystery placeFinstown from Wideford HillQueen Elizabeth postcardThe burn at RackwickHarray War MemorialConstruction of new cathedral spirePENTALINAModel of St Magnus III in Stromness MuseumSchool trip to Sweden 1949Sanday Silver Jubilee celebration 1977Britannia FC Kirkwall, 1910-11Hoy at duskUnknown fancy dress celebrationEmperor Moth larva, north HoyTender momentsInganessa view of kirkwallTidal generator platformCartes-de-visiteElegance - and rustLeather Back TurtleStromness HarbourIan Sinclair, Dora Sinclair and Margaret SinclairLaughtons of Vigga, HolmRose 'Sarah van Fleet'Old Legion- Walter shouting 'Housey'Fireworks, Guy Fawkes nightBoarding the ShalderOld carsD Block former Papdale Halls of ResidenceKirkwall and St Ola from the SouthJames GroundwaterClamsHolm School, 1943 or 1944Taken at Kirkwall Grammar SchoolKinda coorse at StromnessHighland Park RetiralAlbert StreetThe Earl's Yale lockBridge Street flooded in 1909Wilson Grimsby at Hatston PierWestray trawler Orkney ReiverCounty Show day or a Stronsay trip daySamco America V Jackie!The Kirkwall Hotel 1913/14