Orkney Image Library

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Click to View The Orkney Image Library contains images and anecdotes about the area. There are 11552 pictures and 21578 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
Unveiling of Kitcheners Memorial 1926

Unveiling of Kitcheners Memorial 1926

11552 pictures | 21578 comments
Unveiling of Kitcheners Memorial 1926
LATEST NEWS: Large pictures now back, and comments problem fixed!
The Large Pics facility on the Orkney Image Library of Orkneycommunities.co.uk has returned, and I am pleased to say can in some instances be applied retrospectively (approx 2 years back). Any favouri...
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Kitchener's Memorial Harbour Street awaiting Royal visitIona at the Cross BerthThe hydrofoil, ShadowfaxThe VolantRAF pictures of Hatston and KirkwallHerston hostelSandy AnnalHerston ShipwreckHerston shipwreckHerstonATC in Birsay, Dounby Harray area?Ancestral Diamond weddingMystery football teamThe CT Scanner arriving at the Balfour HospitalMedals and Model


Greeny Hill...K343 QUEEN Mystery. 1 of 2Cliffs at Northside, BirsayUnidentified groupView towards Marwick shoreMAGFEST SPIEGELTENTOff roading next to A9December 2004, looking east from NW Rousay Rovers FCChristmas Day BaThe Corn SlipCelebrationEver changing Stromness skylineA Little Closer To The Buith - Pierowall, WestrayHoy thunderstormThe CosmoFour playing one!VE/VJ Day - 50th Anniversary  No 5New petrol pumps at Finstown PO (Wood's shop)Widewall School, South Ronaldsay'St Ola II' and 'Pole Star'No respect, Jan 2008Costie's PavillionVE/VJ Day - 50th Anniversary (1)Maes HoweShore Street and Queen's HotelA little bit rough in BirsayThe Brough with flowersOrkney MusiciansNeptuniaLyness from the airFredrich de Grosse under towNicol Spence & SonOpening procession 2005 St. Magnus Festival (2)Wreck of DinningtonTattie Time for The Loons folk!April 2007Noup Head LighthouseMore grave news from HolmDrill Hall, BirsayBerstane House tennis courtSea stack near YesnabyKytraCouncil Priestman DiggerHolm totem pole in positionPentalinaSunrise in Harray,   no every day !