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.
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Birsay is a parish in the north-west corner of The Mainland of Orkney.
Burray is one of the inhabited Orkney Islands. It lies to the east of Scapa Flow and is one of the chain of islands which are linked by the causeways called the Churchill Barriers.
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Flotta is one of the inhabited Orkney Islands. It lies in Scapa Flow, is known for its large oil terminal and is linked by ferry to Houton on the Orkney Mainland and Lyness and Longhope on Hoy.
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Holm is a parish on Mainland, Orkney and should not be confused with the many Orkney Islands with "holm" in their name.

Hoy

Hoy is the second largest of the Orkney Islands and is home to the impressive and famous sea stack, the Old Man of Hoy.
Kirkwall is the capital of Orkney and is situated on the northern coast of Mainland. It is a port with ferry services to Aberdeen and Lerwick, as well as the principal north islands in the group.
North Ronaldsay is the northernmost of the Orkney Islands and Hollandstoun at the south of the island is the largest settlement.
Orphir is a parish and settlement in Mainland, Orkney. It lies about nine miles south west of Kirkwall.
Papa Westray, also known as Papay, is one of the inhabited Orkney Islands and at 3½ square miles is the tenth largest.
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Rousay is a small, hilly island about 2 miles north of Orkney's Mainland which it is separated from by the Eynhallow Sound.
Sanday is one of the inhabited Orkney Islands and is the third largest. The main centres of population are Lady Village and Kettletoft.
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Shapinsay is one of the inhabited Orkney Islands and is connected to the Orkney Mainland by car ferry. Balfour is the only village on the island.
Sites that reflect the make up of the Orkney Islands' community. This includes religious, civic, and historical sites, as well as personal pages pertaining to the Orkney Islands.
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South Ronaldsay is one of the inhabited Orkney Islands and is the fourth largest. It is linked to the Orkney Mainland by the Churchill Barriers, running via Burray, Glimps Holm and Lamb Holm.
Stenness is a village and parish on Mainland, Orkney and should not be confused with the Isle of Stenness which is one of the Shetland Islands.
Stromness is the second-largest town in Orkney and is located in the south-west of Mainland.
Stronsay and the small adjoining island of Papa Stronsay are inhabited Orkney Islands.
St Ola is a parish on Mainland, Orkney and is situated in the centre of the island.
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This category includes sites for area attractions and resources for those travelling in the Orkney Islands, including tourist guides and accommodation.
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Westray is one of the inhabited Orkney Islands and is the sixth largest.