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Friday 16 March 2018

A different perspective on Graemsay

Copyright Bruce Flett
Here are some alternative views of the island of Graemsay taken by friends in recent times. The photo above was taken by Bruce Flett, over on the Orkney Mainland, among the Orphir hills and shows Graemsay, with Hoy High lighthouse (and Sandside behind) and the island merging into the Hoy Hills.

While this photo was taken by Trish Avis at Scad Head on the island of Hoy.  Scad Head was used as a WWII army battery for protecting the fleet that was sheltering in Scapa Flow during the war.  Hoy High Lighthouse on Graemsay, and then Stromness and Orkney Mainland behind.
Copyright Trish Avis

This photo was also taken on Hoy, from the top of Ward Hill, the highest point in Orkney.  It was taken by my lovely bonkers friend, Leslye Budge, who tragically died suddenly in January this year. She loved walking and often walked the hills of Hoy.

Copyright Leslye Budge


  1. Wonderful blue skies and sea colour. Just wondering if you have Welsh ancestry?

  2. Yes my late Father was from Brynamman, in the Welsh Valleys, about 18 miles outside Swansea. We always went "home" for school holidays.

    1. And I see you are from South Wales too!! Love your photos. Have added you to my blog roll. And thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog :-)

    2. I used to live in Garnswyllt out side of Ammanford in the early 60's and then moved to Llanarthne which is between Carmarthen and Llandeilo. I now live in Cardiff. We're coming to Scotland in May but only as far as Inverness.