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TITLE
Shapinsay Sound, Orkney
EXTERNAL ID
AB_LL_MARY_BRUNTON_03
PLACENAME
Shapinsay, Orkney
DATE OF IMAGE
2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Adam Ward
SOURCE
Geograph British Isles
ASSET ID
488
KEYWORDS
Orkneys
sunsets
Shapinsay Sound, Orkney

Shapinsay is one of the Orkney Islands off the north coast of mainland Scotland, accessible by a short sea journey from Kirkwall. During the 18th and 19th centuries the island was dominated by the Balfour family. Balfour village was built toward the end of the 18th century as a home for estate workers. Much of this green and fertile island is given over to agriculture. Shapinsay is also known for its wildlife.

Image Copyright: Adam Ward

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Shapinsay Sound, Orkney

2000s

Orkneys; sunsets

Geograph British Isles

Creative Commons

Shapinsay is one of the Orkney Islands off the north coast of mainland Scotland, accessible by a short sea journey from Kirkwall. During the 18th and 19th centuries the island was dominated by the Balfour family. Balfour village was built toward the end of the 18th century as a home for estate workers. Much of this green and fertile island is given over to agriculture. Shapinsay is also known for its wildlife.<br /> <br /> Image Copyright: Adam Ward