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Orkney


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Orkney (; Scots: Orkney; Old Norse: Orkneyjar), also known as the Orkney Islands, is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated off the north coast of the island of Great Britain. Orkney is 10 miles (16 km) north of the coast of Caithness and has about 70 islands, of which 20 are inhabited. The largest island, Mainland, is often referred to as "the Mainland", and has an area of 523 square kilometres (202 sq mi), making it the sixth-largest Scottish island and the tenth-largest island in the British Isles. The largest settlement and administrative centre is Kirkwall.Orkney is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, a constituency of the Scottish Parliament, a lieutenancy area, and a historic county. The local council is Orkney Islands Council, one of only three Councils in Scotland with a majority of elected members who are independents.The islands have been inhabited for at least 8,500 years, originally occupied by Mesolithic and Neolithic tribes and then by the Picts. Orkney was colonised and later annexed by Norway in 875 and settled by the Norse. The Scottish Parliament then absorbed the earldom to the Scottish Crown in 1472, following the failed payment of a dowry for James III's bride Margaret of Denmark.In addition to the Mainland, most of the remaining islands are in two groups, the North and South Isles, all of which have an underlying geological base of Old Red Sandstone. The climate is relatively mild and the soils are extremely fertile, most of the land being farmed. Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy. The significant wind and marine energy resources are of growing importance, and Orkney generates more than its total yearly electricity demand using renewables. The local people are known as Orcadians and have a distinctive dialect of the Scots language and a rich inheritance of folklore. Orkney contains some of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites in Europe, and the "Heart of Neolithic Orkney" is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is an abundance of marine and avian wildlife.
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Orkney

Orkney

Archipelago in Scotland

  • Desc: Orkney, also known as the Orkney Islands, is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated off the north coast of the island of Great Britain.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orkney
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 2279.59
Orkney Islands Council

Orkney Islands Council

Council in Kirkwall, Scotland

  • Desc: The Orkney Islands Council is the local authority for Orkney, Scotland. It was established in 1975 by the Local Government Act 1973 and was largely unaffected by the Scottish local government changes of the mid-1990s.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orkney_Islands_Council
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 373.69
Brown trout

Brown trout

Fish

  • Desc: The brown trout is a European species of salmonid fish that has been widely introduced into suitable environments globally. It includes purely freshwater populations, referred to as the riverine ecotype, Salmo trutta morpha fario, a lacustrine ecotype, S. trutta morpha lacustris, also called the lake trout, and anadromous forms known as the sea trout, S. trutta morpha trutta.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_trout
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 333.31
Orkney

Orkney

Municipality in Saskatchewan, Canada

  • Desc: Orkney is an unincorporated community within the Rural Municipality of Val Marie No. 17, Saskatchewan, Canada. Listed as a designated place by Statistics Canada, the hamlet had a population of 4 in the Canada 2011 Census.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orkney,_Saskatchewan
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 66.59
South Orkney Islands

South Orkney Islands

Group of islands

  • Desc: The South Orkney Islands are a group of islands in the Southern Ocean, about 604 kilometres north-east of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula and 844 kilometres south-west of South Georgia Island. They have a total area of about 620 square kilometres.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Orkney_Islands
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 65.87
BBC Radio Orkney

BBC Radio Orkney

Radio station

  • Desc: BBC Radio Orkney is a local opt-out of BBC Radio Scotland for the Orkney Islands, which is based in Castle Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, in Scotland.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Radio_Orkney
  • Type: Thing, BroadcastChannel, RadioStation
  • Result Score: 61.48
Sanday

Sanday

Island in Scotland

  • Desc: Sanday is one of the inhabited islands of Orkney that lies off the north coast of mainland Scotland. With an area of 50.43 km², it is the third largest of the Orkney Islands. The main centres of population are Lady Village and Kettletoft.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanday,_Orkney
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 59.62
Orkney

Orkney

Town in South Africa

  • Desc: Orkney is a gold mining town situated in the Klerksdorp district of the North West province, South Africa. It lies on the banks of the Vaal River approximately 180 km from Johannesburg near the N12.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orkney,_North_West
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 46.50

Orkney College UHI

College in Kirkwall, Scotland

  • Desc: Orkney College is a further and higher education college in Orkney, an archipelago in northern Scotland. It is an academic partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands.
  • URL: http://www.orkney.uhi.ac.uk/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orkney_College
  • Type: Place, Organization, EducationalOrganization, CollegeOrUniversity, Thing
  • Result Score: 41.40

Henry I Sinclair, Earl of Orkney

Norwegian explorer

  • Desc: Henry I Sinclair, Earl of Orkney, Lord of Roslin was a Scottish and a Norwegian nobleman. Sinclair held the title Earl of Orkney under the King of Norway. He was sometimes identified by another spelling of his surname, St. Clair. He was the grandfather of William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness, the builder of Rosslyn Chapel.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_I_Sinclair,_Earl_of_Orkney
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 30.12

The Outrun

Book by Amy Liptrot

  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 28.82
Orkney Springs

Orkney Springs

Town in Virginia

  • Desc: Orkney Springs is an unincorporated community in western Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States. The reason for the name "Orkney" is unknown, but believed to be tied to either the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland or to the Earl of Orkney, since one of the earliest European landowners was Dr.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orkney_Springs,_Virginia
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 24.17

The Magnetic North

Band

Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney

Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney

Saint

  • Desc: Saint Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney, sometimes known as Magnus the Martyr, was Earl of Orkney from 1106 to about 1115. Magnus's grandparents, Earl Thorfinn and his wife Ingibiorg Finnsdottir, had two sons, Erlend and Paul, who were twins.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_Erlendsson,_Earl_of_Orkney
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 17.36

Thorfinn Torf-Einarsson

Earl of Orkney

  • Desc: Thorfinn Torf-Einarsson also known as Thorfinn Skull-splitter was a 10th-century Earl of Orkney. He appears in the Orkneyinga saga and briefly in St Olaf's Saga, as incorporated into the Heimskringla.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorfinn_Torf-Einarsson
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 13.25
HMCS Orkney

HMCS Orkney

River-class frigate

  • Desc: HMCS Orkney was a River-class frigate that served with the Royal Canadian Navy as a convoy escort during the Second World War. She was named for Orkney, Saskatchewan.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMCS_Orkney_(K448)
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 12.07
Orkneyinga saga

Orkneyinga saga

Book

  • Desc: The Orkneyinga saga is a historical narrative of the history of the Orkney and Shetland islands and their relationship with other local polities, particularly Norway and Scotland.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orkneyinga_saga
  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 11.87

Orkney F.C.

Football club

  • Desc: Orkney Football Club is a senior association football club from the Orkney Islands, Scotland. The club was founded in 2012 and competes in the North Caledonian Football League.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orkney_F.C.
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam, Organization
  • Result Score: 10.81
Elizabeth Hamilton, Countess of Orkney

Elizabeth Hamilton, Countess of Orkney

Courtier

  • Desc: Elizabeth Hamilton, Countess of Orkney was an English courtier from the Villiers family and the reputed mistress of William III & II, King of England and Scotland, from 1680 until 1695. She was a lady-in-waiting to his wife and co-monarch, Queen Mary II.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Hamilton,_Countess_of_Orkney
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 9.05
North Ronaldsay sheep

North Ronaldsay sheep

Sheep breed

Orkney

Song by Ulf Lundell

  • Type: Thing, MusicRecording
  • Result Score: 7.00

The Superstation Orkney

Radio station

Rögnvald Kali Kolsson

Rögnvald Kali Kolsson

Saint

  • Desc: Rögnvald Kali Kolsson, also known as Saint Ronald of Orkney, was a Norwegian earl of Orkney who came to be regarded as a Christian saint. Two of the Orkneys are named after Rögnvald, namely North Ronaldsay and South Ronaldsay.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%B6gnvald_Kali_Kolsson
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 3.31
Cava

Cava

Island in Scotland

  • Desc: Cava is an uninhabited island in the Orkney archipelago in Scotland. It is 107 hectares in extent and rises to 38 metres above sea level.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cava,_Orkney
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, Place
  • Result Score: 3.25

Orkney representative football team

Football team

Whitehall

Whitehall

Village in Scotland

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