Orkney Image Library

<< back
Bull Landing in Caithness
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
Bull Landing in Caithness

Here can be seen our bull landing on Gills pier for a new life in Scotland!!
With the Simpson family who farm in Caithness and the island of Stroma in the Pentland Firth.
Jimmy Simpson Snr watches the landing of the bull, nothing new to Jimmy, he has been transporting cattle and sheep to and from his native Stroma all his life.

When the Island came onto the market in the early 60s Jimmy bought it one day on a trip to town!! On returning to his wife he said, "I have bought a bit o land the day," and she said "What have you bought now Jimmy?" His reply was "the whole island of Stroma," my he said she wiz wild!

What a fantastic purchase about 1000 acres and about sixty houses in all, no bad fur a day in the toon!!

Photos taken by Linda Cormack who was on the trip to Longhope to pick up the bull.
Large Version View Large Version
Picture added on 19 June 2009
<< back

Agriculture and Fishing

Kirkwall Harbour in 1950s. 4 of 6Rognvald Keldie working in the harvest at LingroKirbuster Farm?1950 Ferguson TE20  tractor crossing the BarriersDounby 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)