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Natural History, Stromness Museum, Stromness, Orkney

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A lot can be learned about Orkney's natural history from the Natural History department of the Stromness Museum.

When the Stromness Antiquarian Society set up the Stromness Museum it was the done thing to stuff and mount examples of the local wildlife so there are plenty of examples to see. There are also some displays of the social history of Orkney and a cast of a leathery turtle caught in Orkney waters.

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A: John Rae, Stromness Museum, Stromness, Orkney

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It this part of the Stromness Museum there is a display dedicated to John Rae who was an Arctic Explo...

John Rae, Stromness Museum, Stromness, Orkney

B: Stromness Museum, Stromness, Orkney

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This picture was taken while we were fitting the LED lighting system to the display cases. The benefi...

Stromness Museum, Stromness, Orkney

C: Lighthouse Pier, Stromness, Orkney

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The lighthouse pier and the buildings at the top of it were owned by the lighthouse board. It was use...

Lighthouse Pier, Stromness, Orkney

D: Citadel Viewpoint, Stromness, Orkney

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The Citadel Viewpoint is the site of a WWII anti-aircraft gun. It overlooks the Ness Batterry where s...

Citadel Viewpoint, Stromness, Orkney

E: STS Pogoria, Stromness, Orkney

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This is the "Sail Training Ship Pogoria" in Stromness harbour. The STS Pogoria is a Polish sailing sh...

STS Pogoria, Stromness, Orkney

F: Point of Ness, Stromness, Orkney

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From the Point of Ness you get a good view of the western entrance to Scapa Flow, The islands of Hoy ...

Point of Ness, Stromness, Orkney

G: North end, Stromness, Orkney

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They are re-paving the street in Stromness and when it has been wetted by rain it looks lovely. The o...

North end, Stromness, Orkney

H: Ness Searchlight Battery, Stromness, Orkney

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The Ness Searchlight Battery is part of the WWII defences of Scapa Flow. It helped guard the western ...

Ness Searchlight Battery, Stromness, Orkney

I: Garson, Stromness, Orkney

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Garson is the part of Stromness at the north end of the harbour. In this picture you can see a large ...

Garson, Stromness, Orkney

J: The Mill of Cairston, Stromness, Orkney

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The Mill of Cairston is a mill just outside Stromness which I know very little about.

The Mill of Cairston, Stromness, Orkney

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