Whitehall

[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 This was once a major fishing port; nowadays the herring fleets have largely been replaced by the odd dinghy and a few sleepy black guillemots.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]

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