The Orkney Islands are an archipelago of approximately 70 islands some 10 miles off the northern coast of Scotland. The Orkney Islands have been settled since the Neolithic Period.
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Mainland is, unsurprisingly, the main one of the Orkney Islands in Scotland. All the islands have beautiful places to visit, but in Mainland you have a huge concentration of rests about the Neolithic anb Iron Age.
Rousay is one of the Orkney Islands, in the North of Scotland. Rousay is known as the Egypt of the North because of its concentration of archaeological treasures.
Papa Westray is one of Scotland's Orkney Islands. With only a few commercial facilities, Papa Westray is somewhere to get way from it all - especially for people interested in birdlife and archaeology.
Westray is one of Scotland's Orkney Islands. Twice daily Orkney Ferries travel between Kirkwall and Rapness.
Shapinsay is one of Scotland's smaller Orkney Islands Balfour - the ferry port and main centre.
Sanday is one of Scotland's Orkney Islands Sanday is about 20km long but not very wide, but with long sandy beaches around its coast.