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Scar, Sanday

Picture taken in summer 2004. I understand that the single story building on the right of the main house was the house's school.
Picture added on 28 January 2005
There was also a smiddy under the left hand building
Added by Ross Flett on 29 January 2005
I lived in that house when I was younger! Amazing experience, beautiful house. I haven't seen any recent pictures, this is the newest. I see the land is still untameable.
Added by Anwen Evans on 16 January 2008
I'm glad that you like Scar House, I bought it in 2000. Yes that is the school house at the end, It has got a blacksmith to the left of the house.

Angela Paterson
Added by Angela Paterson on 01 February 2008
My great great great grandparents used to own Scar House :P

The Horwood family :)
Added by Christa on 03 September 2008
Very interesting to see this photo. I am descended from a sister of the George Horwood who lived here in the late 19th century. I would be interested in finding out a bit more about the house if anyone has any details.
Added by Jonathan Spurrell on 28 October 2008
I think i was the last person to be born in the house of Scar.
Added by J M Ward on 03 June 2012
Click to View also shows Scar, a few years earlier.
Added by Ian Hourston on 03 June 2012
I discovered that my great grandmother's first cousin William Cowper Ward was born at this house in 1861 and died here in 1943. Did more than one family live here at a time?
Added by A Rogan on 23 September 2013
My great Uncle Augustus Aldridge married Mary Horwood , daughter of George FF. They emigrated to BC.
Added by Hugh Aldridge on 04 October 2014
William Cowper Ward was born in Union St. In Kirkwall and not at Scar.
Added by J M Ward on 30 August 2016
I'm also a Horwood descendant, would love to have a chat with any one that wants to share family tree/ancestry information.
Added by Heather Good (Horwood) on 17 July 2018
My grandfather Edward Arthur Aldridge(b1856) was the oldest son of Laetitia Horwood and Rev Edward Henry Aldridge. 4 of his siblings died young. He was a doctor who fought through WW1 having given his age as 20 years younger than the truth. When the Army caught up with him he joined the RAF as medical Officer at Halton. He spent 17 years in China until he returned in 1895 and married. His brother Augustus -also a doctor married Mry Horwood and emigrated to Pender Island BC
Added by Hugh Aldridge on 17 August 2018
Hi I stayed in your house about 50 years ago,it belonged to my aunt,jean ward. I was there to bury my grandfather, Robby Seatter. I saw a ghost in your house in an upstairs window, it was a young girl. I am wondering if you are aware of this phenomena, I would love to know. Thank you. Ian Rabbeth
Added by Ian Rabbeth on 05 February 2019
We own Nouster nearby (two miles by road or one mile along beach ). We had the pleasure of Anwen Evans coming to stay at our Air B&B so she could revisit her childhood home of Scar of 7 years. So much History there, amazing building and Anwen had amazing memories.
Added by Jeff Gilbert on 27 July 2019
On Orkney Property Centre Website as "under offer" !.
Added by Jeff Gilbert on 04 December 2019
I see it is "under offer" after being on the market for less than a week with Orkney Property Centre.
Added by Jeff Gilbert. on 07 December 2019
Still under offer now.
I have made enquiries about it.
The big question.. What to do with it.
Added by Maurits van Eijck on 09 April 2021
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