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Orkney Islands

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Orkney Islands, Greenspot Road, Nesstoun, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW17 2BE, United Kingdom (59.01330 -3.23124)

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Name: Orkney Islands topographic map, relief, elevation.
Coordinates: 58.68595 -3.43586 59.39272 -2.37048
Minimum elevation: 0 m
Maximum elevation: 475 m
Average elevation: 8 m

Orkney Islands

The southern group of islands surrounds Scapa Flow. Hoy is the second largest of the Orkney Isles and Ward Hill at its northern end is the highest elevation in the archipelago. The Old Man of Hoy is a well-known seastack. Burray lies to the east of Scapa Flow and is linked by causeway to South Ronaldsay, which hosts the cultural events, the Festival of the Horse and the Boys' Ploughing Match on the third Saturday in August. It is also the location of the Neolithic Tomb of the Eagles. Graemsay and Flotta are both linked by ferry to the Mainland and Hoy, and the latter is known for its large oil terminal. South Walls has a 19th-century Martello tower and is connected to Hoy by the Ayre. South Ronaldsay, Burray, Glimps Holm, and Lamb Holm are connected by road to the Mainland by the Churchill Barriers.

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