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Scapa in the fifties
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Scapa in the fifties

Tom Scott sends in a photo "Scapa Beach", taken in the late fifties from the same viewpoint as Picture No.23 "Scapa Seaplane Station". Scapa Distillery in full production can be seen in the left distance, a sight we hope to see once again.
Picture added on 19 May 2004
I came to see my uncle who lost his life on the royal oak I felt his presence in the air, very touching
Added by Gordon Westell on 10 July 2004
The brown hut to the far right of the picture, in the middle of the bay must be what is now Scapa Haven, the house where I grew up, and which last time I checked was white, with a red roof and green doors (though they were blue when I lived there). As far as I know it began life as a wooden hut, and was moved further back from the road, breezeblocked in and had extensions added to the front and rear...
Added by Tom Pickles on 09 November 2006
No "smokeless" peats at Scapa Distillery !
Added by David Tullock on 10 February 2012
No kiln to burn peat either. That will be a badly adjusted boiler starting up.
Added by Alastair on 10 February 2012
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Snowboarder on Wideford HillKirkwall Airport terminal buildingScapa panoramaScapa BayRognvald Keldie working in the harvest at LingroScapa Distillery staffOpening of new offices at Scapa DistilleryScapa School around 1933WindwicksAFS won the Airport Efficiency Competition 1958