Orkney Islands

  1. an archipelago of about 70 islands in the North Atlantic and North Sea off the northeastern coast of Scotland
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  • A hero of the epic Battle of Jutland in the first world war, when his light cruiser fired the first shots after signalling an enemy in sight, the admiral was given the honour in 1918 of leading the defeated German High Seas fleet into the Royal Navy's base at Scapa Flow, in the Orkney Islands. British warships sunk 90 years ago found off Estonian coast
  • Staff at Orkney Islands Council's social work department will be rewarded for their efforts in helping to raise standards and improve the quality of service.
  • In addition, there are several island groups offshore, notably the Hebrides, Shetland, and Orkney Islands.
  • For, while Palmer could not have "coasted" to 44o West as the Antarctic coast veers far south along the Weddell Sea around 57o West., that is the longitude of the South Orkney Islands. Palmer, Nathaniel
  • The Northern Lighthouse Board proposals to close their Stromness depot were described on Tuesday as ‘desperately sad’ by the convener of Orkney Islands Council.
  • Although there are no outcrops of Devonian extrusive volcanic rocks in NW Scotland, they can be found in southern and central Scotland and the Orkney Islands.
  • The Orkney islands were formerly dependencies of Norway and Denmark.
  • He knows how to work with a composer he described as "hermetic, private and living in the extreme remoteness of the Orkney Islands, where you can't easily get hold of him, so it all has to happen rather at arm's length. NYT > Home Page
  • A spokesman from Orkney Islands Council said there was no suggestion of any failures in the quality of the service provided by staff to the food industry and consumers.
  • There's something other-worldly about the Orkney Islands, with its legions of lichen-clad standing stones, which sprout from ancient barrows against the spectacular northern sky.
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