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18 April 2010
Orkney's Place Names - Thriving or Just Surviving?

Do you live in an old Orkney house?  Do you know if its name has been changed?  Gregor Lamb, in his book 'The Place-Names of Burray and South Ronaldsay' quotes:

"It does seem strange that preservation orders can be made on houses which in some cases are barely three hundred years old and at the same time little regard is paid to keeping alive names which are equally part of our heritage and in some instances, more than a thousand years old."

Do you know of a house name that has been changed recently or even in the dim and distant past? 

We'd like to know!  Please get in touch.