Orkney Image Library

<< back
Kirkwall Electric Power Station staff
The Orkney Image Library

Help us get organised! If we haven't correctly identified which area this picture is best listed under, please select it below and click Done!

view a random pic
Kirkwall Electric Power Station staff

Peter Burges writes:

'With reference to the picture by T.K. on your website, No 105-Kirkwall Electric Power Station (courtesy of Orkney Archives), I hope this and the following picture will be of some interest.
Of the three men only one was known to me, William Burges , in the middle of the group was my grandfather.
If memory serves me correctly, This power station saw service originally as a power station at Houton,Orphir during the first world war. It was dismantled and brought to the Kirkwall site after hostilities ceased.
I doubt if anyone in Orkney will know who the other two gentlemen were, but it would be interesting to know if anyone does.
As far as I know "Bill" as he was better known was with the K.E.P.S. from it's start-up in Kirkwall.
I look forward to any comments on this subject'

The date is an estimate.
Picture added on 24 May 2004
I have now good reason to believe that the gentleman on the left of this picture is none other than the late Mr Ronald Slater, who in later years had a business in Bridge Street as a wine and spirits merchant.
In addition he had a great interest in early Radio in Orkney as well as being a very keen photographer. It is just possible that his camera actually took this photo.
Added by Peter Burges on 20 October 2006
<< back


The Haven, BrimsHighland Park Distillery Visitor CentreHighland Park presentationHighland Park Distillery RetiralHighland Park Distillery TeamHighland Park still maintenanceHighland Park RetiralHighland Park distillery teamHighland Park RetiralKirkwall Fire Station boarded up for the Ba