Orkney Islands

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Ork·ney Islands

An archipelago comprising about 70 islands in the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea off the northeast coast of Scotland. Originally settled by Picts, the islands were a Norse dependency after 875 and became part of Scotland in 1472.
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Ork′ney Is′lands

(ˈɔrk ni)
an island group off the NE tip of Scotland. 19,338; 340 sq. mi. (880 sq. km).
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Noun1.Orkney Islands - an archipelago of about 70 islands in the North Atlantic and North Sea off the northeastern coast of ScotlandOrkney Islands - an archipelago of about 70 islands in the North Atlantic and North Sea off the northeastern coast of Scotland
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
North Sea - an arm of the North Atlantic between the British Isles and Scandinavia; oil was discovered under the North Sea in 1970
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Orkney Islands

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The 'Guide to Scotland' says the coast is rugged; and there is a wild sea between the north shore and the Orkney Islands. I almost regret having insisted so strongly--how foolish I am!
Internal flights to the six outer isles--Eday (EOI), North Ronaldsay (NRL), Papa Westray, Sanday(NDY), Stronsay (SOY) and Westray--are operated under a Public Service Obligation (PSO) contract awarded by Orkney Islands Council.
LOW carbon innovators Proton Power Systems has sealed a deal to work on the Orkney Islands "Surf and Turf" green energy project.
The hydrogen is used to provide electricity for the Orkney Islands harbour and, through concerted efforts, communities like Orkney Islands are now starting to see the benefits of ownership of renewable power generation capacity.
According to the most recent Bank of Scotland Rural Quality of Life Survey, the Orkney Islands has retained the title for the third year in a row, having knocked off Aberdeenshire from the top spot in 2014 and staying there since.
The device was identified during a routine sonar survey carried out by Sula Diving on Saturday for Orkney Islands Council.
The Orkney Islands are located off the northeast coast of Scotland.
27 March 2014 - Norwegian farmed salmon producer Marine Harvest ASA (OSL:MHG) said today that it had agreed to offload its farming operations on UK's Shetland and Orkney Islands for an enterprise value of GBP122.5m (USD203m/EUR147.4m).
Scotland claimed two places in the top 50, with the Orkney Islands at number 24 and the Shetland Islands at 43.
Nowhere in Wales or Northern Ireland made the "top 50" list, but Scotland scraped in with the Orkney Islands placed at number 50.
The European Commission approved, on 22 November, requests for protected designation of origin (PDO) and protected geographical indication (PGO) status for four new products; a French lamb product from animals reared in the the bay of Mont Saint-Michel and in Cotentin, called Pres-sales du Mont-Saint-Michel' (PDO); Pate de Campagne Breton' (PDO), a meat paste produced in the Cotes-d'Armor, Finistere, l'Ille-et-Vilaine, the Loire-Atlantique and Morbihan; a Slovenian honey product, Slovenski Med' (PGI); and a cheese produced in the Orkney Islands, in the North of Scotland, called Orkney Scottish Island Cheddar' (PGI).