Orkney

Author: Leslie Burgher
Publisher: Hyperion Books
ISBN: UOM:39015017438691
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Architecture

An illustrated architectural guide to the built memory of Orkney's history, from a 12th-century cathedral founded by Vikings to an Italian wartime chapel, from north-west Europe's oldest dwelling to one of Scotland's finest Renaissance palaces.

Orkney Guide Book

Author: Charles Tait
Publisher:
ISBN: 0951785958
Release Date: 2006-02
Genre:

This guide provides information on the histories and cultures of Orkney. Fully illustrated throughout and with several maps, it gives great insight into the lives of these islands.

Orkney and Shetland

Author: Iain
Publisher: Imray, Laurie, Norie and Wilson Ltd
ISBN: 9781846239588
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This is a completely new volume for the Orkney and Shetland Islands and includes Fair Isle. It also covers the 'jumping off' harbours on south side of the Pentland Firth and the mainland coast of Scotland between Inverness and Cape Wrath. The area has been fully researched by the authors during the last two seasons.In the same style as the other Clyde Cruising Club Sailing directions that have been published recently under the Imray imprint. The section on the North coast of Scotland draws on work previously published from Martin Lawrence.Supplements are available to download via the club's website - www.clyde.orgThis is a completely new volume for the Orkney and Shetland Islands and includes Fair Isle. It also covers the 'jumping off' harbours on south side of the Pentland Firth and the mainland coast of Scotland between Inverness and Cape Wrath. The area has been fully researched by the authors during the last two seasons.In the same style as the other Clyde Cruising Club Sailing directions that have been published recently under the Imray imprint. The section on the North coast of Scotland draws on work previously published from Martin Lawrence.Supplements are available to download via the club's website - www.clyde.orgThis is a completely new volume for the Orkney and Shetland Islands and includes Fair Isle. It also covers the 'jumping off' harbours on south side of the Pentland Firth and the mainland coast of Scotland between Inverness and Cape Wrath. The area has been fully researched by the authors during the last two seasons.In the same style as the other Clyde Cruising Club Sailing directions that have been published recently under the Imray imprint. The section on the North coast of Scotland draws on work previously published from Martin Lawrence.Supplements are available to download via the club's website - www.clyde.org

Orkney

Author: Mark Rowe
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781784776305
Release Date: 2019-05-05
Genre: Travel

Bradt's new guide to Orkney is written by experienced writer and journalist Mark Rowe, author of Bradt's hugely popular guide to the Outer Hebrides and something of a specialist in more remote parts of Scotland. Orkney comprises 70 islands, 19 inhabited, and the focus of this guide is the 13 major inhabited islands. Masses of background information is included, from geography and geology to art, architecture and archaeology, with significant coverage of wildlife, too, as well as all the practical details you could need: when to visit, suggested itineraries, public holidays and festivals, local culture, plus accommodation and where to eat and drink. Wildlife lovers, walkers, bird-watchers, beach lovers, archaeology enthusiasts, genealogists, foodies, couples seeking escape and cyclists are all catered for, and this is an ideal guide for those who travel simply with curious minds to discover far-flung places of great cultural, historical and wildlife interest. Orkney is extraordinary. Home to Skara Brae, the most important Stone-Age village in northern Europe, it is also the site of the Neolithic henge of the Ring of Brodgar and Maeshowe chambered tomb, the entrance to which is aligned with the setting sun on the winter solstice. In fact, Orkney has so many archaeological sites it has been designated Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. Here, too, you'll find the Old Man of Hoy spectacular 140m-high sea stack, Scapa Flow, scene of the dramatic scuttling of the German Fleet in 1919, and Marwick Head nature reserve, the definitive wildlife location, dramatically perched on cliffs and a wonder-world for bird lovers. The archipelago also offers the world's shortest scheduled commercial flight - just two minutes, between Westray and Papa Westray - and is the location of Scotland's only wine festival and the UK's most northerly distillery. Food lovers won't be disappointed either with an astonishing number of local food outlets and family producers, some going back more than 100 years. Whatever your interest, whatever time of year you visit, and whether you're a first-time or repeat visitor, Bradt's Orkney is the ideal companion for a successful visit.

Orkney and Shetland

Author: Lloyd Robert Laing
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
ISBN: STANFORD:36105035811053
Release Date: 1974
Genre: Travel


Orkney

Author: Caroline Wickham-Jones
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 9780857905918
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: History

Orkney: A Historical Guide is a marvelous companion to the fascinating Orkney islands, offering a broad overview of their history. Starting with the prehistoric period, from which survives the famous settlement of Skara Brae, it goes on to discuss the flowering of the Celtic Church in the sixth and seventh centuries and the subsequent invasion by the Vikings, who settled there in large numbers and established a powerful Norse earldom. This was perhaps the most dynamic period of Orkney's history, and is characterised in the famous Orkneyinga Saga, one of the major literary works of its time. Orkney lies only twenty miles north of mainland Scotland, yet for many centuries its culture was more Scandanavian than Scottish. Strong westerly winds account for the scarcity of trees on Orkney and for the tradition of well-constructed stone buildings. As a result, exceptionally well-preserved remains are to be found in the islands, providing a rounded view of society through the ages. Sites and remains to be explored include settlements from the stone age, stone circles and burials from the bronze age, iron-age brochs, Viking castles, the magnificent cathedral of St Magnus, Renaissance palaces, a Martello tower from the Napoleonic Wars and numerous remains from the Second World War. This new edition has been revised and updated, and includes a new chapter which sheds light on exciting and recent findings.

The Northern Isles

Author: Tom Smith
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 1906095000
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sea kayaking

A sea kayakers guide to the Orkney and Shetland Islands. Their relative isolation, stunning scenery and Norse history make Orkney and Shetland a very special place. For the sea kayaker island archipelagos are particularly rewarding . none more so than these. Illustrated with superb colour photographs and useful maps throughout, this book is a practical guide to help you select and plan trips. It will provide inspiration for future voyages and a souvenir of journeys undertaken. As well as providing essential information on where to start and finish, distances, times and tidal information, the book does much to stimulate interest in the environment. It is full of facts and anecdotes about local history, geology, scenery, seabirds and sea mammals.

The Orkney Book

Author: Donald Omand
Publisher: Birlinn Publishers
ISBN: NWU:35556035209998
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Orkney (Scotland)

Consisting of 67 islands, the Orkneys lie to the north of the Scottish mainland. This work gives an overview of their history. Starting with the prehistoric period, it goes on to discuss the flowering of the Celtic Church in the sixth and seventh centuries and the subsequent invasion by the vikings

Orkney Shetland Islands Footprint Focus Guide

Author: Alan Murphy
Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781909268838
Release Date: 2014-04-10
Genre: Travel

When the rain stops falling and the mist clears there is no more beautiful place on Earth than Scotland’s northernmost archipelagos, the Orkney and Shetland Islands. Leave the Scottish mainland and set foot on a land of ancient relics, deserted beaches and stunning wildlife. Norse settlers occupied these islands for centuries, making for a unique cultural mix of Scandinavian and Scottish influences. Footprintfocus Orkney & Shetland Islands gives you the information you need to get the most out of your trip; covering beautiful coastlines, mysterious ancient monuments, evocative bays and glorious wilderness, along with the best places to stay and eat and where to enjoy a wee dram of your favourite malt whiskey. • Includes Essentials section with indispensable information on getting around. • Get off the beaten track and discover jaw-dropping scenery and experience real wilderness. • Accommodation listings aplenty, plus where to eat and drink. • Detailed street maps will help you find your way around. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. Packed with practical and detailed advice on how to navigate these ancient archipelagos, this concise Footprintfocus guide helps you make the most out of your trip without weighing you down

Orkney and Shetland

Author: J. G. F. Moodie Heddle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107646162
Release Date: 2012-11-22
Genre: Science

This guide to Orkney and Shetland was first published in 1920 as part of the Cambridge County Geographies.