|[Whitehall from the Kirkwall ferry]|
Seeing Stronsay described as being "all arms and legs" starts getting a bit wearing when you've read it for the fifth time in consecutive tourist brochures, but they have a point. Large bays cut into the land on all sides, leaving a gangly island with nowhere more than about a mile from the coast. Located on the skinny north-eastern arm is Whitehall, Stronsay's main settlement, harbour and the only place on the island larger than a few houses. This was once a major fishing port; nowadays the herring fleets have largely been replaced by the odd dinghy and a few sleepy black guillemots.
|[Black guillemot on Whitehall pier]|
Name: Whitehall ★☆☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: HY 659285 / repeat snips picture
|[View over Papa Sound from Whitehall east pier]|