Orkney Image Library

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Click to View The Orkney Image Library contains images and anecdotes about the area. There are 12285 pictures and 23494 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 5-10-20-50 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 so that the filesize is no more than approx. 1.2MB 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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Muckle Hoose on Cava

Pictured in 2015 in Muckle House [Richard, the next two pictures you sent are on their sides- could you rotate them and resend them please? - Steven]

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Muckle Hoose on Cava
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Windwick - Johnston nuptials, CanadaAlexander (Sandy) Dunnett WINDWICK JrWindwicksAlex Windwick Sr?Alex Sandy Windwick Jr and friends in the 1920sJames Cooper from SandayWilliam Irvine, RendallStaff of the Orkney Herald in the 1890sPeace family member?Holm West Primary School - 1961Eday Home GuardMilitary group1941 Royal Artillery in DeernessFishermen from 120 years agoMystery groupJunior Officer CourseAFS won the Airport Efficiency Competition 1958Birsay Postman John H ComloquoyInside the Click Mill. Birsay, 2019Click Mill, Birsay 2019London Zoo seal-acquisition project #17London Zoo seal-acquisition project #16London Zoo seal-acquisition project #15London Zoo seal-acquisition project #14London Zoo seal-acquisition project #13London Zoo seal-acquisition project #12London Zoo seal-acquisition project #11London Zoo seal-acquisition project #10London Zoo seal-acquisition project #9London Zoo seal-acquisition project #8London Zoo seal-acquisition project #7London Zoo seal-acquisition project #6


CB White TornadowAn afternoon in The Royal Hotel, Longhope.Aboard the Golden PrincessHerring boats at Burray PierStronsay ChinaMystery pictureFun RunFeeding Time?Auskerry and CopinsayReverse of Roamin' the Romantic WestKirkwall City Pipe band football teamWindmill, WestrayHoy aand Hoy SoundFishing on HarrayA&J Taylor's shop, Junction RoadMystery enchanted forestField of oats at Lower GrindallyHoy Head nowadaysWaiting for a trolleybus?Kinloch and KessockPomona's three lorries.Sept 2004, Looking NW from Rapness, WestrayPeace celebrations 1919Ayre Road and Wideford HillGallipoliBay of Sandoyne, HolmSlippery customers