Orkney Image Library

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Click to View The Orkney Image Library contains images and anecdotes about the area. There are 12338 pictures and 23556 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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Print of the Italian Chapel

Ref picture #27116. Here is the third print by my art teacher George Scott. [Date guessed- Steven]

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Print of the Italian Chapel
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Print 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 CraigHamnavoe Care HomeHole o' RoweMeg Peckham and Ida WoodhamThe Sites and Monuments of the other south islesThe former 'Guest House' on CavaSmall lighthouse on Calf of CavaMuckle Hoose on CavaWindwick - 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 1890s
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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...I live in Glower now. My father, Norman B StClair ...Look forward to seeing photoI may be wrong but I think this should be 1963/64 ..."Tanana" went ashore early on the Sunday morning o...Hello fellow Fletts. I have traced my paternal Fle...Thanks Gordon Great memories and with no gears th...My apologies Richard for just noticing your reply ...I've only just been alerted to these most recent c...I'm afraid you are a bit late. Bill passed away a ...The name Flett and Sons was written on a metal pla...Tonight, eleven years after making my above commen...Are these people any relation to the Spence famil...Hi Colin. My name is David Reid son of Sandy Reid,...Morning Bill,My name is David Reid I'm the Grandso...It was great to see this picture of my Dad.The diver on the left looks like Jimmy Thomson.Unbelievable!! I am watching a rather boring Super...I am currently restoring one of their delivery bik...My Father was RAF and Tour ex Singapore mid 1950 a...Does anyone Know how I could get in touch with Wil...Roithman was a term for udal landowners that had p...Sorry meant to add the article I found was in the ...Over eight years later, thanks to the British News...Thank you Sylvia; all is resolved - I bought Peter...Hello My grandmother Barbara Freda Moffat (1908) ...The Inyoni was used to deliver cargo to Graemsay a...I'm not quite sure because it is so many years ago...
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