Orkneys


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Orkneys

[ˈɔːknɪz] Orkney Islands [ˈɔːknɪˌaɪləndz] NPL the Orkneyslas (Islas) Órcadas

Orkneys

[ˈɔːknɪz] npl the Orkneys, the Orkney Islandsle (isole) Orcadi fpl
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He went to the Gallapagos, a horrid dry place on the Equator, where he was nearly baked to death; he went to the Georgia Islands, the Orkneys, Emerald Island, Little Nightingale Island, Gough's Island, Bouvet's Island, the Crossets, and even to a little speck of an island south of the Cape of Good Hope.
They have done with the north coast and they have crossed the wild sea to the Orkneys.
He is going in a Government vessel to inspect the lighthouses on the North of Scotland, and on the Orkney and Shetland Islands--and, having noticed how worn and ill my poor boy looks, he most kindly invites George to be his guest on the voyage.
The 'Guide to Scotland' says the coast is rugged; and there is a wild sea between the north shore and the Orkney Islands.
With this resolution I traversed the northern highlands and fixed on one of the remotest of the Orkneys as the scene of my labours.
On the 15th of March we were in the latitude of New Shetland and South Orkney.
This, at such an hour of the night, surprised me greatly; but I was too ignorant to draw the true conclusion -- that we were going north-about round Scotland, and were now on the high sea between the Orkney and Shetland Islands, having avoided the dangerous currents of the Pentland Firth.
LAST week, I went back to the Orkneys after a period of 15 years - and what changes there have been
The Orkneys, thrust into the national spotlight recently after Big Brother was won by teetotal local boy Cameron Stout, were just ahead of the Shetlands.
The letter read: "I received a letter from a gentleman in Kirkwall, in the Orkneys, of the name Custer.
Part of Scotland, the Orkneys are near the mainland, but they are also geologically and socially distinct; in terms of folklore, culture, and history they are perhaps closer to Scandinavia.
More than 340 bird species have been recorded in the Orkneys, including 109 species that breed here from April to July.