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 12369 pictures and 23611 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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Opening of new offices at Scapa Distillery

Picture shows the opening of new offices at Scapa Distillery in 1970. The men seated in suits are board members of the new owners Hiram Walker, makers of Ballantyne whisky.Those standing at the back are local and include (in no particular order) Jack...

12369 pictures | 23611 comments
Opening of new offices at Scapa Distillery
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Willie Moncrieff  of Flett and SonsInfant class at Kirkwall Grammar School 1945 or 46PierowallSnowHorries in DeernessHoy Hills from across Harray LochSunsetNew boat for Eday-Westray runIt's a KnockoutSeal at KirkwallGeorg Stage alongside, StromnessOctober 2004, looking towards Hoy from Stromness