Hill of Heddle, Firth, Orkney
License license
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by John Leith EXPERT Taken 15:10, 29/04/2011 - Views loading...


Hill of Heddle, Firth, Orkney

The World > Europe > Scotland

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

The Hill of Heddle overlooks Finstown and the Bay of Firth.

Currently there is considerable interest in "drowned landscapes" which is a study of the shallow seabed to find where people lived when the sea level was lower. There is a lot of studdy being carried out in the Bay of Firth on this subject.

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Scotland


A: Hill of Heddle, Firth, Orkney

by John Leith, 320 meters away

The view from the Hill of Heddle. From here there is a view out over the Bay of Firth with the two is...

Hill of Heddle, Firth, Orkney

B: Firth Park, Finstown, Orkney

by John Leith, 620 meters away

The Inscription on the plaque in the ground reads - "Firth Park Gifted by the Firth family of Orkney ...

Firth Park, Finstown, Orkney

C: Buckles Tower, Firth, Orkney

by John Leith, 640 meters away

Buckle's To'er.Before the advent of barbed wire, fields had to be enclosed with stone dykes which wer...

Buckles Tower, Firth, Orkney

D: Binscarth, Firth, Orkney

by John Leith, 800 meters away

These woods just outside finstown were planted after the house of Binscarth was built. One story says...

Binscarth, Firth, Orkney

E: Cuween Hill Cairn, Firth, Orkney

by John Leith, 940 meters away

Cuween Hill Cairn is a chambered tomb from about 3000 BC. The remains of eight people were found insi...

Cuween Hill Cairn, Firth, Orkney

F: Binscarth Wood Path, Firth, Orkney

by John Leith, 1,000 meters away

The wood at Binscarth was planted as part of a bet between landowners. A group of them decided to see...

Binscarth Wood Path, Firth, Orkney

G: Snow, Finstown bridge, Orkney

by John Leith, 1.2 km away

This is the other side of the bridge from the Ouse. This is the inner end of the Bay of Firth. The fi...

Snow, Finstown bridge, Orkney

H: Snow, Ouse, Finstown

by John Leith, 1.2 km away

The Ouse is Orkney's best example of a saline lagoon. At high tide the area is covered in sea water a...

Snow, Ouse, Finstown

I: Binscarth to Wasdale 01, Firth, Orkney

by John Leith, 1.3 km away

There is a lovely scenic walk between Finstown and Refuge Corner (pronunced Ref-uj). From Finstown th...

Binscarth to Wasdale 01, Firth, Orkney

J: Heddle, Orkney

by John Leith, 1.5 km away

This is a lovely quiet road between Finstown and Germiston. On a warm sunny day it is a very pleasant...

Heddle, Orkney

This panorama was taken in Scotland, Europe

This is an overview of 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.

Share this panorama