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Orkney (ˈɔːknɪ) ,
(Placename) a group of over 70 islands off the N coast of Scotland, separated from the mainland by the Pentland Firth: constitutes an island authority of Scotland; low-lying and treeless; many important prehistoric remains. Administrative centre: Kirkwall. Pop: 19 310 (2003 est). Area: 974 sq km (376 sq miles).
Orkney [ˈɔːrkni] n
the Orkneys (also the Orkney Islands
) → les Orcades fpl
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Fishing vessel Apollo (23/2016): man overboard with the loss of 1 life, 30nm north-west of the Orkney Islands, Scotland
on 18 April 2016
The sentimental cards will be displayed alongside a number of others received by Mirfield couple John and Agnes Bottomley, whose son Bernard was based in Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, Scotland
, while serving in the Royal Navy.
He added the same burial ritual had been found as far away as the Orkney Islands, Scotland
Location: Northern tip of Shetland and Orkney Islands, Scotland
OPT signed a berth agreement with the European Marine Energy Centre in the Orkney Islands, Scotland
, securing a 2 MW berth connected to the UK national grid