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West window of the Cathedral
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West window of the Cathedral

Sun streaming through the 'new' stained glass window of the cathedral.
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Picture added on 29 September 2005
Comments:
Further to the comments about the "St Magnus Cross" in picture #11548 and elsewhere, look at the halo on the Lamb. This window was installed in 1987 which was several years before that flag was promoted in Orkney, and the designer's description of the window (printed in "St Magnus Cathedral; 850 years - a celebration", published by the Orkney View in 1987) makes no reference to it. So is it just a pictorial reference to The Cross which happens to be in the colours of the flag? Or did the designer of the window (Crear McCartney) know about the flag, one of whose designers was Allan Macartney (note different spelling)? If the latter, it is of course in the symmetrical form as found in the flag of Ulster (so you see the Lord Lyon's problem).
Added by Paul Sutherland on 29 May 2008
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Kirkwall

Walls of Kirkwall Castle?Kirkwall basin before the Kirkwall Hotel was builtD Block former Papdale Halls of ResidenceEast side of Kirkwall from CathedralWest Kirkwall from CathedralPower Station and Peedie SeaComing into Kirkwall Harbour 1960St Magnus 1960 Kirkwall Pierhead 1960 with Cathedral SpireKirkwall Harbour 1960