Orkney Image Library

Introduction
Orkneycommunities.co.uk - Reclaiming History and answering the questions no-one else asks since 2003
Click to View The Orkney Image Library contains images and anecdotes about the area. There are 11869 pictures and 22497 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.
Latest Picture
Lizzie Ann Thomson Smith (nee Wilson)

My grandmother Lizzie Ann Thomson Smith (nee Wilson). Married my grandfather Christopher Smith at the North United Free Church Manse Hoy 11 April 1922.

11869 pictures | 22497 comments
Lizzie Ann Thomson Smith (nee Wilson)
LATEST NEWS: Happy New Year!
A Happy New Year to you all. Contributions and comments welcome as we go into 2017, and far more regular updates of the Image Library. There's a resolution for you! Cheers Steven
Latest Pictures
Staff of Melsetter House c. 1946'Hamnavoe' 2016Annie Shearer Grayson, StronsayRosemary Topp and BS 1565KGS Primary 7 - 1957KGS Primary 4 - 1955KGS Primary 3 - 1954KGS Primary (Infants) 1 - 1952HMS Duncan over the HMS Hampshire wreckStenness Loch taken from Voy BraeNess of Brodgar from StennessBrig O'WaitheFrom Brinkies Brae, 1970Telephoto picture from Howe RoadKirkwall Viking Youth Club early 1960s?Sailing in Stromness

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