Orkney Image Library

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Click to View The Orkney Image Library contains images and anecdotes about the area. There are 12128 pictures and 23240 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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Approaching St Nicholas, Holm

Approaching St Nicholas, Holm - taken May 8, 2019

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Approaching St Nicholas, Holm
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St Nicholas, HolmSt Nicholas, HolmStromness waterfront 1878Stone Pillars above Cuween CairnBertie Anderson’s garageGraemeshall BatteryWalls of Kirkwall Castle?Mystery yachtKirkwall basin before the Kirkwall Hotel was builtD Block former Papdale Halls of ResidenceIsa and Bella Johnston from GairstyTom Kent photograph inside KirbusterView of Earl's Palace from the Brough of BirsayEast side of Kirkwall from CathedralWest Kirkwall from CathedralPower Station and Peedie SeaScapa Distillery after the lum was taken downInverlane WreckComing into Kirkwall Harbour 1960St Magnus 1960 Kirkwall Pierhead 1960 with Cathedral SpireKirkwall Harbour 1960Kirkwall PierSt Magnus II 1960North Isles boat captainsSS CollingdocGlaitness Primary SchoolPapdale SchoolsPapdale Halls of Residence under constructionJuniata Blockship in 2018Norcon Pillbox at InganessDiving boats alongside InverlaneDerelict cottage on FlottaBarrier number threeRNAS Hatston (HMS Sparrowhawk) PillboxEarl Thorfinn at Sanday PierStereo photograph of Fishing FleetHubbard's Orcadian Views #4Hubbard's Orcadian Views #3Hubbard stereoscopic viewHubbard's Orcadian Views #2Hubbard stereoscopic view of an eagleHubbard's Orcadian Views #1Barrier Block moulds, BurrayNeb Battery Director TowerOrkney Gunners 1914-18Skeabrae Control Tower demolitionLinkshouse, BirsayBlack Building from the airMaes HoweHalls of ResidenceKirkwall Arts TheatreBa in Broad StreetBa at the BrigNew PictureCoach trip to Orkney 1997St Magnus Cathedral copper spireSS Inverlane before disappearingSS Inverlane before disappearingBombardier Stanley Florence SpenceMystery place but not peopleMystery peopleMystery personMystery people
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Pole Star at pierFlotta memorabiliaCoastguard exercise at ScapaTerritorials marching to camp, 18/8/1911Breezy day at Houton.Hoy peat bankAnticipationShore Street to Glaitness Road circa 1970William KentHoy marathon 2009Rosa moyesii hipsWheelwrights on the Clay Loan