The Orkney Islands lie off the northern tip of Scotland where the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Comprising 67 islands, Orkney covers an area of approximately 376 square miles. Of the islands, less than one-third are inhabited, the islands having a total population of approximately 19,450 people. The majority of people live on Orkney's largest island, the land mass known as "the Mainland", with the greatest population concentrations being around the mainland towns of Kirkwall and Stromness. The islanders are often known as Orcadians; this comes from the Latin name of "Orcades", recorded by the Roman writer Diodorus Siculus around about the time of Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain.
Web version of this local newspaper with news and bookshop with catalogue of local and general interest titles.
Featuring tourist information, a bulletin board for Orkney-related discussion, and Orkney businesses and organisations online.
Orkney Alcohol and Drugs Partnership
Addressing all aspects of substance misuse and providing support to individuals, families and communities.
Information for Orcadians, including news, events, community directory, image library.
Orkney Health Board
Includes information on services provided, news and job vacancy listings.
The Orkney Islands
Covers accommodation, dining, travel, events and tourist attractions, all indexed by island.
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