Orkney

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Orkney

(ˈɔːknɪ) ,

Orkneys

or

Orkney Islands

pl n
(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).
Translations

Orkney

[ˈɔːrkni] n
the Orkneys (also the Orkney Islands) → les Orcades fpl
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As Columbus sails anticlockwise around the UK you'll have the chance to see historic Kirkwall in the Orkney Isles, Portree on the Isle of Skye, colourful Tobermory on Mull and lovely St Mary's in the Scilly Isles, and short detours to the Irish capital and across the Channel to Amsterdam and Honfl eur.
Before they moved to the Orkney Isles, James Haddow's wife Tereena owned which former Saltburn chocolate shop?
With around 15 other veterans, Alan left Falmouth in Cornwall at the start of August for the eight-week voyage, navigating the UK's coastline and visiting places such as Liverpool, the Orkney Isles and Newcastle.
The crew left Falmouth in Cornwall at the start of August for the eight-week voyage, navigating the UK's coastline and visiting places such as Liverpool, the Orkney Isles and Newcastle.
Hordes of cruise-ship travellers are destroying the peace of the Orkney isles.
Mortgages director, Bank of Scotland, Nicola Noble, commented "The Orkney Isles have once more scored very well in our Rural Quality of Life Survey, especially the highest employment rate and lowest number of burglaries.
The QE is coming from Kirwall in the Orkney Isles and the QV from Guernsey.
Informants: gender and locality Ingressive Informants interviewed encountered (b) Locality (a) Male Female Male Female Birsay (Mainland) 1 3 2 Egilsay 1 Firth (Mainland) 1 Harray (Mainland) 1 (2) (c) (1~2) (d) Holm (Mainland) 2 (e) 3 (f) 1 (e) 1 (f) North Ronaldsay 5 6 (g) 3 (g) Papa Westray 1 1 Sanday 4 3 1 Shapinsay 2 (h,i) South Ronaldsay 1 1 (j) (2) (k) 1 (j) Stron say 5 10 1 4 Westray 1 (l) 1 TOTAL 21 31 (33) 2 13~14 (14~15) Notes: Figures in parentheses include the two female interviewers (a) Although most informants were local to the particular area in question, a few had resided in more than one locality within the Orkney Isles.
On one occasion at Kirkwall airfield on the Orkney Isles a single gull held up the take-off of a plane when it stood in the runway and refused to move despite the plane speeding towards it at around 100 miles per hour.
Some 5,000 rams from across Britain will be sold on the day but none will have travelled further than the 12 tups from the Cursiter's Laga Flock on the Orkney Isles.
The sheep from the Laga Flock on the Orkney Isles travel the furthest among the 5,000 sheep across 20 or so breeds.
Each Lot will require pan Scotland delivery (although Scottish Water reserves the right to award on a geographical basis) and will exclude the Western, Shetland and Orkney Isles.