Orkney Image Library

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Click to View The Orkney Image Library contains images and anecdotes about the area. There are 12365 pictures and 23583 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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Mrs Elizabeth Cooper

Mrs Elizabeth Cooper,wife of James Cooper,County Linesman. Used to live in the Wrennery.But who is the lady on the right? Taken c1960 Any answers?

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Mrs Elizabeth Cooper
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Dounby Agricultural Show 1956 (6/6)Dounby Agricultural Show 1956 (5/6)Dounby Agricultural Show 1956 (4/6)Dounby Agricultural Show 1956 (3/6)Dounby Agricultural Show 1956 (2/6)Dounby Agricultural Show 1956 (1/6)Orkney Dramatic Society productionOn Sutherland's Pier?On the St Ola?Mystery gent at harvest timeMystery horsewomanMystery horsemanThe MetronomesPeggy and George ArthurPrint of the Italian ChapelPrint of cathedralThe Cathedral in The Peerie SeaScapa School around 1933John Johnston’s Parish of Walls war tokenEditors of the Stromnessian 64/65?Stromness Academy perform Merchant of VeniceNorth Ronaldsay Lighthouse at Dennis HeadJohn Johnston’s Parish of Walls war tokenRackwick, HoyBurnmouth Cottage, Rackwick, HoyBurnmouth Cottage, Rackwick, HoyDerelict building near BurwickSt Peter's Kirk, Eastside, South RonaldsayHoy hills with Hall of ClestrainGun emplacements,BurrayRackwick beachSouth Ronaldsay from Olad viewpointCreel boat returning home to BrimsAt Longhope Lifeboat MuseumPort side lounge on MV AlfredCar deck on the new MV AlfredUpper desk of MV Alfred3rd Barrier taken from below Weddell FarmLonghope Lifeboat Museum from the Thomas McCunLonghope Lifeboat Museum from the Thomas McCunnBrough of Birsay on a wild weekendFormer Orkney Arts TheatreSunset in Mid-Summer at GrimbisterThe Brough o' BorwickThe Brough o BiggingQui Ayre, YesnabyMarwick Head from the BaySunset near the Black Craig
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I'm trying to place some old images that I bought....My Dad came to Australia with his Mum and step dad...I was one of Jim's mates in the Raf Regt at Wunsto...Came across the Orkney site by chance, and spotted...My grandfather, Hugh McKeefery, sailed on the Orbi...Still to this day the greatest toy shop in the ent...Interesting photo. Coming from Hoy I did not know ...they are jump drilling a bore hole for water- man ...Thanks very much PhyllisI was on the Orbita aged 2 on 12/2/49 also bound f...Ian Heddle and Shelagh Rodgers does your relative ...The other accordion player could be Bertie Stockan...Hello Emile Subriana, I was on the Anna Salen tha...What a wonerful list of family stories. My mother ...The full band from the left, is as follows:Bertie ...We have Robert arriving in Canada aged 27.1916 Cen...My dad , Heinz Pamp , came out on the Anna Salen f...The man standing on the left is Dougie. A good pic...He went to Canada we think in 1913 on Census for 1...I bought this print in an antique shop in Edinburg...Robyn Morris. Jean or Jane Spence was my second g...similar to picture #28574, given at the same timesimilar to photo 28574 given at the same timeMy grandpa was James' brother Robert Sinclair who ...Yes thats the power station, I was a walk along th...Thank youGeorge, what an amazing picture. Thanks.Is that on Great Western Road with the power stati...I am sorting through my Mum's box of old photograp...The weathercock was first put up in 1739, replacin...
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ClamsShop vanA coorse dayHappy Birthday, Sandy TowersBoth sides of Everett Garson (side 1)Westray in the olden timeRememberance DayNativity play in the Episcopal Church,Papdale Primary - Class 5 Sweyn?GalesOMOH close upFishing boats adrift