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Lyness Visitor Centre - HMS Royal Oak, Lyness, Hoy, Orkney

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The Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum at Lyness commemorates the history of the Royal Navy in scapa Flow. The building housing the museum was formerly a pump house for supplying fuel to the fleet and one of the oil storage tanks has been left and houses some of the larger items.

This panoarama shows a corner of the museum dedicated to HMS Royal Oak.

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A: Lyness Visitor Centre - Pumps, Lyness, Hoy, Orkney

Af John Leith, 10 meter væk

The Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum at Lyness commemorates the history of the Royal Navy in scap...

Lyness Visitor Centre - Pumps, Lyness, Hoy, Orkney

B: Lyness Visitor Centre - Boilers, Lyness, Hoy, Orkney

Af John Leith, 20 meter væk

The Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum at Lyness commemorates the history of the Royal Navy in scap...

Lyness Visitor Centre - Boilers, Lyness, Hoy, Orkney

C: Summit, Flotta, Orkney

Af John Leith, 4.3 km væk

This is the highest point on the island of Flotta. This is a good location for a wind turbine since t...

Summit, Flotta, Orkney

D: Lyrawa Viewpoint, Hoy, Orkney

Af John Leith, 5.6 km væk

This is a viewpoint overlooking Scapa Flow. You can see the island of Graemsay with Stromness beyond ...

Lyrawa Viewpoint, Hoy, Orkney

E: Longhope Lifeboat Museum, Longhope, Orkney

Af John Leith, 6.3 km væk

The Longhope Lifeboat Museum is dedicated to the crew of the T.G.B who lost their lives in 1969.The M...

Longhope Lifeboat Museum, Longhope, Orkney

F: Green Noses Viewpoint, Hoy, Orkney

Af John Leith, 8.7 km væk

This viewpoint looks down over Moness pier which is the pier the foot passengers from Stromness arriv...

Green Noses Viewpoint, Hoy, Orkney

G: Houton Ferry Terminal, Orphir, Orkney

Af John Leith, 9.4 km væk

This is the Houton Ferry Terminal. The ferry to Flotta and Hoy leaves from here. This was a seaplane ...

Houton Ferry Terminal, Orphir, Orkney

H: Clowally, Orphir, Orkney

Af John Leith, 9.7 km væk

The bay below this point is Houton which was a seaplane base in WWI. This a sheltered bay in Scapa Flow.

Clowally, Orphir, Orkney

I: Scapa Flow, Orphir, Orkney

Af John Leith, 9.8 km væk

This panorama was taken on the footpath which runs between the Breck and Orphir Kirkyard. It was a lo...

Scapa Flow, Orphir, Orkney

J: The breck, Orphir, Orkney

Af John Leith, 9.8 km væk

The Breck is the east end of a pleasant walk along the Orphir shore of Scapa Flow. It is just a few m...

The breck, Orphir, Orkney

Dette panorama blev taget i Scotland, Europe

Dette er et overblik over Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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