Orkney Image Library

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Click to View The Orkney Image Library contains images and anecdotes about the area. There are 12029 pictures and 22928 comments on the site for you to browse through. Images can be viewed by YEAR, by ALBUM, by GROUP, or by CONTRIBUTOR, or you can use the simple SEARCH at the top of this page.
Please note! Orkneycommunities is not in the position to authorise use of these pictures on other sites or in other publications. Any such use should only be with the agreement of the contributor and/or copyright holder! And... I'm sure you can understand why anonymous comments are unlikely to be published.
Handy hints If you want to check up on new additions, use the Additions link above to see what's been added recently. Or use the 5-10-20-50 option to expand all the boxes below- it isn't just for the comments. You can now upload your own images directly using the form further down the page. It's dead easy, just hit the 'Browse' button and find the picture on your own computer that you wish to upload, then hit 'Upload' to send it. Note that when you are asked for the year the picture was taken it HAS to be a four digit number like 1965 and NOT something like 1960ish. If you are unsure of the date just give it your best guess. If you are timed out when uploading you might need to reduce the sizes of the pictures so that the filesize is no more than approx. 1.2MB If you have any problems just contact us at contact@orkneycommunities.co.uk
When viewing the pictures, PLEASE leave your own comments using the form at the foot of each page. You might know a face, a date or a story about the photo. In this way we will continue to build an extensive collection of information, reminiscences and anecdotes about Orkney that is easily accessible to everyone. Orkneycommunities.co.uk was part funded by Orkney Enterprise and LEADER+, and now is a wholly self-sustaining community enterprise.
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Mrs Stevenson, possibly Evie

Believed to be a Mrs Stevenson. Picture circa possibly 1850. Location possibly Evie. Anyone recognise the lady?

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Mrs Stevenson, possibly Evie
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Invoice for work on Waas boatProf. John William Cormack GunnHoy Primary SchoolStenness HotelMary Louttit1918. S.S. Relics from the building of the BarriersHoy from the Point of NessFinstown from WidefordKirbister School, Orphir, 1926Well-heeled mermaidJF GroundwaterSpence family, Lochend, StennessStenness Hotel c.1920Hammerfield, Wasbister, RousayNew PictureLossiemouth yachts in Weddell bayStraightened Kitchener MemorialJames KempBF901 Brilliant on the shore in StromnessGPO Lads on WidefordAccordian Club, KirkwallJohnnie Kemp and Lottie AndersonThe Cottage. KirkwallThe Anderson siblings, FinstownPeter Anderson Senior and Family, FinstownMystery person from Orphir?New PictureJohn and Margaret Scott, SandayOccidental oil construction siteOccidental oil construction siteMV Hoy Head at Longhope PierMV Watchful approaching Lyness PierThe Police Station and house, LonghopeOpposite the Police Station, LonghopePolice mini van and BN IslanderFlotta oil terminal under constructionSt Magnus leaving KirkwallNew PictureHolm Sailing Club Points RacingHandstand on chair- how it is doneWillie BewsGEORGE REID 1755-1859Yesnaby CastleSouth Aisle, St Magnus CathedralSkara BraeSun setting on becalmed yacht, 1930sThe Nave, St Magnus CathedralLinks House Birsay, 1930sKirkwall BasinMain Street, FinstownEarl's Palace and St Magnus Cathedral, colourisedCroft interiorIngle NookThe SS Borg ashore in Birsay BayBirsay Village, 1900sAncient fireplace in Orkney croftNorth Walls School?North Walls SchoolNorth Walls School day outHarvest Time, Orkney postcardQueen Street, StromnessKGS 1938KÄTHE NIEDERKIRCHNER, sunk at Muckle Skerry
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Sanday 1988-1997Noltland CastleMr and Mrs Tom GroatS.C.W.S van.Black Building coming downLonghope LifeboatBricks from the Black BuildingRackwick, HoyWilliam Burges at workReobert CursiterSummer at lastTornado over Harray on SundayHatston hut living roomSill crazy after all these yearsKite surfing at Scapa