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Name that island in the middle! Picture snapped 20 September 2012 on board a Saab 340 heading home to Kirkwall from Aberdeen. ( Not Cava, clever clogs!)
Picture added on 07 October 2012 at 14:41
Looks like sunny Flotta
Anonymous comment added on 07 October 2012
Island in the middle is Flotta - South Rognvaldsay
in the foreground.
Added by Anon on 07 October 2012
It looks like Flotta.
Added by Audrey Cameron on 08 October 2012
South Ronaldsay. Not technically an island any more because it is linked to the Mainland
Added by Ann Sutherland on 08 October 2012
Added by Fred Johnston on 08 October 2012
Flotta Switha Fara and Cava, lying between South Ron and Hoy
Added by Ian Tait on 08 October 2012
South Ron is still an island. It's surrounded by the sea. Just because it's connected by a man made structure doesn't change that fact. It's only "TECHNICALLY NOT AN ISLAND" when it suits OIC.

[Err, what about the acres of sandy beach between Burray and South Ronaldsay at Barrier 4? - Steven]
Anonymous comment added on 09 October 2012
According to my dictionary, an island is a mass of land surrounded by water. You cannot sail right round South Ronaldsay so it is not an island. I live on an island and pay to cross the water between my home and the Mainland. If South Ronaldsay wants to be an island maybe the residents should be paying to reach the Mainland!!
Added by Ann Sutherland on 10 October 2012
Wid that no jist mak hid a bigger island Steven?
Added by Duncan Tullock on 14 October 2012
And what would be the name of the island upon which you reside Ann ?
Added by Anonymous 2 on 18 October 2012
That's not hard to find out. Why should I answer a question from an "Anonymous" person?

(I suspect some Longhope/Hoy stirring from our anonymous contributor - Steven)
Added by Ann Sutherland on 21 October 2012
Quite right Anne! Ignore everything from anonymous people.
Anonymous comment added on 22 October 2012
If "anonymous" is so smart they will know that I live on the Island, repeat Island of Hoy, in the parish of South Walls and that my postal address is Longhope because that is the local post office. As a senior citizen, I pay over £4 return each time I travel on the ferry, on foot, to the Mainland. With a car it is considerably more. That said, I'm very happy on my island and have no wish to move to one of the "linked" bits.
Added by Ann Sutherland on 24 October 2012
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South Ronaldsay

A leg (on it's side)St Margaret's Hope pier aerial shotB. Doull & Son, St Margaret's Hope, 1989Festival of the Horse 5/5Festival of the Horse 4/5Festival of the Horse 3/5Festival of the Horse 2/5Festival of the Horse 1/5SS Irene ashore at GrimnessSS Irene ashore at Grimness