Orkney Orkney is in Scotland Orkney is only 60 miles away from Shetland Orkney and Shetland are similar except Orkney has more shops but less people.
Capital city Kirkwall has 7445 people Kirkwall has a big street with lots of shops St Magnus cathedral is the most famous tourist attraction
Facts and figures There are 19,500 people in Orkney 6000 of them are employed Orkney is about 990 km 2 Orkney is a bit smaller than Shetland Orkney is famous for it’s history
Festivals There are two shows in Orkney the Dounby Show and the County Show Da Ba is a game with two teams the uppies and the doonies. One team has to get the ball in the loch and the other team has to get it in a certain park in the country Da Ba is held on Boxing Day and New Year
sports In Orkney they play sports such as squash, bowls and badminton Every year there is an inter county between Orkney and Shetland They play sports such as football, netball and hockey
flag The Orkney flag is the same as Shetland except it has different colours. The Orkney flag is red with a yellow back ground
Famous places The Ring o’ Brodgar is the best circle surviving from the Bronze Age Skara Brae is a 4500 year old settlement Maes Howe is a burial chamber. It’s main chamber is about 4.5 m 2. It was found to contain only a peace of a human skull and some horse bones.
weather Orkney is warm but not too warm. It is slightly warmer than Shetland. There is less than 10 degree difference between the average summer and winter temperatures.
Wildlife The Scottish primrose is only found in Orkney and northern Scotland Orkney has lots of birds such as the puffin, fulmar and the curlew
food Clapshott is tatties mixed with neeps and is an Orcadian recipe There is Orkney cheese, fudge and ice cream Just like Shetland, they produce smoked fish and lamb
summary So if you come to Orkney there are loads of things to do so have a good time