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Ruined cottage in Orphir
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Ruined cottage in Orphir

'Pic of a ruined cottage in Orphir with Hoy hills in background......shr00m'
Picture added on 31 May 2005
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I remember my father taking the old lady next door to us to visit the lady who lived here in the 50's
Added by Willie Watters on 01 June 2005
I spent many a happy childhood day playing in this house, and the surrounding area....
Added by Erika Copland on 30 August 2005
Is there any recorded history of the cottage ruins..I'm looking for a Johnston homestead from about 1750.... could this be it?
Added by Richard Johnston on 14 February 2013
Sorry Richard, I don't think that any Johnstons lived there. My family, the Groundwaters, lived there for many generations, back to at least the early 1800s. It is Scorriedale.
My grandparents used this as a sort of holiday home in the early fifties. It may have been them that Willie met. It became a ruin soon after.
Added by Rognvald Spence on 18 December 2017
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Orphir

Linkshouse, BirsayJemmima Thomison?Harvest time in Birsay, Upper GrindallyVictoria Street, KirkwallMary LouttitKirbister School, Orphir, 1926Johnnie Kemp and Lottie AndersonFree pass to HoutonDavid Cromarty Thomson,Born 1874Groundwaters at Scorriedale 2