This page is being developed continuously. Please email us if you would like a reciprocal link. Orkney, Shetland, Western Isles, Caithness and some other sites will be listed.

Maeshowe webcam site -see the winter solstice sunset live!
Official Orkney Tourist Board site 
Represents the tourism industry in Orkney
Listen to the local BBC radio station here. Broadcast Mon to Fri 07:30 to 08:00 - the most recent broadcast can be heard here
The Orkney local weekly "rag" website - all the news
Local community-based site, with very active Bulletin Board 
Another Orkney website full of useful information
Sigurd Towrie's Orkney website - well worth a look
Loads of links all about Orkney 
Whether by accident or by design you now have the privilege or misfortune to arrive at John (aka Joe) Shearer’s new web site.
Netmums is run on a voluntary basis by local mums with the majority of the information being offered by netmums members, from their own local experience.
Orkney Rugby Football Club was founded in 1966. This very active club plays teams from all over Scotland.
A website devoted to Scapa Flow
Orkney Shopping  
EvolvingOrkney information and webcam site. Shop will be online during November 2006.
Photographer Ken Amer's new site - film processing and all his services
Secure online shopping from Orkney's knitwear, hamper and quality gifts shop
Orkney artist Jane Glue's website - prints, cards and other nice things based on her watercolour paintings
ORTAK Jewellery online - "The essence of Scottish jewellery"
Orkney Hand Crafted Furniture specialises in Orkney chairs, a design unique to the island and one which dates back hundreds of years.
Orkney Food & Drink  
Orkney Ice Cream is a truly delicious luxury ice cream made from the finest natural ingredients
High quality traditionally reared lean beef from the Orkney Islands
THE ORKNEY BREWERY produces a fine range of cask, keg and bottled beers, noted for their quality - and winning many prestigious awards.
Highland Park Distillery - the most northerly in Scotland
Orkney Holidays  
DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF ORKNEY with island experts Paul and Louise Hollinrake
Relaxed, tailor-made wildlife and activity holidays a maximum of 4 guests from organic farm base at Gerraquoy, South Ronaldsay
Highlighting the tours and what there is to see and do. They can help you organise your journey to the magical islands of Orkney and Shetland.
Orkney Accommodation
Established in 1987, the observatory's main purpose is to monitor the migrations through, and populations of birds on, the island of North Ronaldsay.
Little Bu is an STB *** property which is maintained to a very high standard. It is extremely comfortable andis situated in Orphir overlooking Scapa Flow
Large genealogy site relating to UK and Ireland. Much Orkney material here for the researcher. A very good place to start.
New site devoted to those wishing to research their Orkney roots
'South Ronaldsay and Burray Civil Death Registers: Extracted Index' was created by Lisa Conrad. provides access to definitive databases of genealogical data for online family history research.
Official Shetland Islands Tourism site
Superb selection of Shetland gifts including Shetland lace, Fair Isle knitwear, elegant jewellery, smoked salmon, Shetland lamb, crafts, books, music CDs etc.
The Shetlandic is the traditional tongue of Shetlanders and like Orcadian is a form of Insular Scots with much Old Norse influence
Western Isles Western Isles Tourist Board site Hebridean Celtic Festival - a welcoming, friendly location in a large marquee set in the beautiful grounds of Lews Castle, preferential ticket prices for families, an informal, unseated and unregimented audience area, and the valuable partnership of likeminded community groups and individuals who deliver the programme of events all contribute to making this a real "community" event. The website associated with our Western Isles Guide Book which will be launched on publication of the book in late June 2002 Western Isles Tourist Board official site
Yacht charter on the west coast of scotland - wonderful cruising grounds with many islands to visit - much recommended
Websites by us
Castlebay Hotel on the Isle of Barra
Royal Oak House in Kirkwall
Doune Braes Hotel on the Isle of Lewis
Stonequoy - a quality B&B on the island of Hoy
Site on the Orkney island of Westray
Scottish Islands
Fair Isle-based site - Scottish Islands Explorer is designed to serve as a portal for people with an interest and a passion for the islands of Scotland. The new magazine is published bimonthly.
Caithness community website
P&O Scottish Ferries - to Orkney and Shetland
The new ferry service to Orkney and Shetland which takes over in October 2002
Caledonian MacBrayne - ferries to all of the Hebrides
History & Archaeology
A fascinating site devoted to the Old Norse language
Historic Scotland's many Orkney and Scottish monuments
The definitive guide to Viking resources on the internet
Megalithic Portal live news, comment, gazetteer, links, forum, directory, Stone Circles CD-ROM, art, cards, gifts
Archaeology on the Net Web Ring
Stone Circle Web Ring
Promoting archaeology in Orkney
Scottish Interest
Scottish monthly Journal. Much of interest and many good links.
Everything happening on Hogmanay and over the New Year in Scotland
The Scottish Tourist Board (now calling itself VisitScotland) main site
All about sundials around the world
The Kanayama Megaliths are the first sites in Japan where a systematic archaeoastronomical investigation has been done
Site with lots of interesting and "different" things about Japan
Japan National Tourist Organization User gateway to Japan
Learn Spanish in Spain at the Colegio Maravillas
Site with many links to other solstice events
Computer Gaming
Thorfinn's computer gaming site
All the latest in digital photography and imaging news