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Hoy taken from Warbeth beach, Stromness.
Picture added on 05 May 2007
with views like this, how can anyone no live in Orkney ? a real peaceful scene
Added by Mick Harcus on 07 May 2007
Lived out of Orkney for 4 years now. This is the scene of Orkney that sticks in my head most. Cheers, Buey.
Added by Graham Halcro on 16 May 2015
Thanks Debbie.
Added by Graham Halcro on 16 May 2015
If we're going to refer to each other as 'boy' using spelling that suggests the good old Orkney pronunciation of the word, may I recommend we use BEUY rather than BUEY. The latter looks as if it rhymes with suey as in chop suey - or Hughie as in the late Mr Yorston celebrated elsewhere in this Library.
The old Orkney way of pronouncing 'she' is usually rendered as 'sheu'; I doubt if anyone would think 'shue' (as in blue, clue, flue, glue etc etc) was a satisfactory alternative.
I'm far from the first to make this plea, but no doubt I'll wind up in the VCITW* club along with my predecessors.
*Voices Crying In The Wilderness
Added by Ian Hourston on 21 May 2015
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Stromness Police StationRaymond and Robert HutcheonIsa, Louise, Robert & Ray HutcheonStromness Academy, late 1930sMystery thingWW2 Kirkwall Home GuardStromness HarbourPromenade deck of St Ola IVThe InverlaneAnother fine day in Stromness