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Sanday, Orkney

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Sanday is one of the inhabited islands of Orkney that lies off the north coast of mainland Scotland. [1]

86 relations: Agriculture, Atlas Maior, Beach, Broch, Bronze Age, Buckinghamshire, Chain Home, Chambered cairn, Christianity, Cienfuegos Press, Cotter (farmer), Croft (land), David Harvey (footballer), Deputy Lieutenant, Development trust, Devonian, Eday, Eric Linklater, Faroe Islands, Folklore studies, Free Church of Scotland (1843–1900), Geoffrey Hayes, Goalkeeper (association football), Grave goods, HMS Goldfinch (1910), Ice age, Iron Age, Isthmus, Joan Blaeu, John D. Mackay, Kettil, Kettletoft, Kirkwall, Latin, Leeds United F.C., Liam McArthur, List of lighthouses in Scotland, List of Northern Lighthouse Board lighthouses, Local People Leading, Machair, Mainland, Orkney, Manse, Master of the Queen's Music, Matthew Armour, Merino, Middle Ages, Minister (Christianity), Neolithic, Norn language, North Ronaldsay, ..., Northern Lighthouse Board, Old Norse, Orkney, Orkney Ferries, Otter, Ounceland, Peat, Peter Maxwell Davies, Picts, Pinniped, Quoyness chambered cairn, Ramsar Convention, Ridable miniature railway, Robert Stevenson (civil engineer), Royal Air Force, Sanday Light Railway, Sandoy, Scandinavia, Scar boat burial, Scotland, Scotland national football team, Scots language, Site of Special Scientific Interest, Special Protection Area, SSE plc, Stronsay, Stuart Christie, The Scotsman, The Scottish Historical Review, United Kingdom, Vikings, Walter Traill Dennison, Weston Turville, Westray, William Sichel, William Towrie Cutt. Expand index (36 more) »


Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life.

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Atlas Maior

The Atlas Maior is the final version of Joan Blaeu's atlas, published in Amsterdam between 1662 and 1672, in Latin (11 volumes), French (12 volumes), Dutch (9 volumes), German (10 volumes) and Spanish (10 volumes), containing 594 maps and around 3,000 pages of text.

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A beach is a landform alongside a body of water which consists of loose particles.

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A broch is an Iron Age drystone hollow-walled structure of a type found only in Scotland.

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Bronze Age

The Bronze Age is a historical period characterized by the use of bronze, and in some areas proto-writing, and other early features of urban civilization.

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Buckinghamshire, abbreviated Bucks, is a county in South East England which borders Greater London to the south east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north east and Hertfordshire to the east.

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Chain Home

Chain Home, or CH for short, was the codename for the ring of coastal Early Warning radar stations built by the Royal Air Force (RAF) before and during the Second World War to detect and track aircraft.

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Chambered cairn

A chambered cairn is a burial monument, usually constructed during the Neolithic, consisting of a sizeable (usually stone) chamber around and over which a cairn of stones was constructed.

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ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.

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Cienfuegos Press

Cienfuegos Press was an anarchist publishing house.

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Cotter (farmer)

Cotter, cottier, cottar, Kosatter or Kötter is the German or Scots term for a peasant farmer (formerly in the Scottish highlands for example).

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Croft (land)

A croft is a fenced or enclosed area of land, usually small and arable, usually, but not always, with a crofter's dwelling thereon.

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David Harvey (footballer)

David Harvey (born 7 February 1948) is a former goalkeeper for Leeds United and Scotland.

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Deputy Lieutenant

In the United Kingdom, a Deputy Lieutenant is a Crown appointment and one of several deputies to the Lord Lieutenant of a lieutenancy area: an English ceremonial county, Welsh preserved county, Scottish lieutenancy area, or Northern Irish county borough or county.

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Development trust

Development trusts are organisations operating in the United Kingdom that are.

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The Devonian is a geologic period and system of the Paleozoic, spanning 60 million years from the end of the Silurian, million years ago (Mya), to the beginning of the Carboniferous, Mya.

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Eday is one of the islands of Orkney, which are located to the north of the Scottish mainland.

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Eric Linklater

Eric Robert Russell Linklater (8 March 1899 – 7 November 1974) was a Welsh-born Scottish writer of novels and short stories, military history, and travel books.

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Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands (Føroyar; Færøerne), sometimes called the Faeroe Islands, is an archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic, about halfway between Norway and Iceland, north-northwest of Scotland.

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Folklore studies

Folklore studies, also known as folkloristics, and occasionally tradition studies or folk life studies in Britain, is the formal academic discipline devoted to the study of folklore.

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Free Church of Scotland (1843–1900)

The Free Church of Scotland was a Scottish denomination which was formed in 1843 by a large withdrawal from the established Church of Scotland in a schism or division known as the Disruption of 1843.

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Geoffrey Hayes

Geoffrey Hayes (born 13 March 1942) is an English television presenter and actor, best known as the host of Thames Television's top-rated children's show Rainbow from 1974 to 1992, replacing original host David Cook.

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Goalkeeper (association football)

The goalkeeper, often shortened to keeper or goalie, is one of the major positions of association football.

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Grave goods

Grave goods, in archaeology and anthropology, are the items buried along with the body.

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HMS Goldfinch (1910)

HMS Goldfinch was an ''Acorn''-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, built in 1910.

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Ice age

An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental and polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers.

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Iron Age

The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age system, preceded by the Stone Age (Neolithic) and the Bronze Age.

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An isthmus (or; plural: isthmuses; from neck) is a narrow piece of land connecting two larger areas across an expanse of water by which they are otherwise separated.

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Joan Blaeu

Joan Blaeu (23 September 1596 – 21 December 1673) was a Dutch cartographer born in Alkmaar, the son of cartographer Willem Blaeu.

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John D. Mackay

John D. Mackay (born 1909, in Maeback, Papa Westray - December 1970) was a Scottish schoolteacher.

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Kettil may refer to.

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Kettletoft is a settlement on the island of Sanday in Orkney, Scotland.

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Kirkwall (Scottish Gaelic: Bàgh na h-Eaglaise) is the main settlement of the Northern Isles and capital of Orkney, an archipelago in the north of Scotland, as well as the largest island settlement in Scotland.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Leeds United F.C.

Leeds United Football Club is a professional association football club in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

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Liam McArthur

Liam Scott McArthur (born 8 August 1967) is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Orkney since 2007.

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List of lighthouses in Scotland

This is a list of lighthouses in Scotland.

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List of Northern Lighthouse Board lighthouses

This is a list of the currently operational lighthouses of the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB).

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Local People Leading

Local People Leading (LPL) is an alliance of national networks and community groups in Scotland that has been created to campaign for a strong and independent community sector.

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Machair (sometimes machar in English) refers to a fertile low-lying grassy plain found on part of the northwest coastlines of Ireland and Scotland, in particular the Outer Hebrides.

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Mainland, Orkney

The Mainland is the main island of Orkney, Scotland.

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A manse is a clergy house inhabited by, or formerly inhabited by, a minister, usually used in the context of Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist and other Christian traditions.

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Master of the Queen's Music

Master of the Queen's Music (or Master of the King's Music, or earlier Master of the King's Musick) is a post in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.

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Matthew Armour


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The Merino is one of the most historically relevant and economically influential breeds of sheep, very prized for its wool.

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Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Minister (Christianity)

In Christianity, a minister is a person authorized by a church, or other religious organization, to perform functions such as teaching of beliefs; leading services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals; or otherwise providing spiritual guidance to the community.

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The Neolithic was a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200 BC, according to the ASPRO chronology, in some parts of Western Asia, and later in other parts of the world and ending between 4500 and 2000 BC.

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Norn language

Norn is an extinct North Germanic language that was spoken in the Northern Isles (Orkney and Shetland) off the north coast of mainland Scotland and in Caithness in the far north of the Scottish mainland.

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North Ronaldsay

North Ronaldsay is the northernmost island in the Orkney archipelago of Scotland.

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Northern Lighthouse Board

The Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) is the General Lighthouse Authority for Scotland and the Isle of Man.

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Old Norse

Old Norse was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements from about the 9th to the 13th century.

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Orkney (Orkneyjar), also known as the Orkney Islands, is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated off the north coast of Great Britain.

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Orkney Ferries

Orkney Ferries is a Scottish company operating inter-island ferry services in the Orkney Islands.

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Otters are carnivorous mammals in the subfamily Lutrinae.

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An ounceland (unga) is a traditional Scottish land measurement.

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Peat, also called turf, is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter that is unique to natural areas called peatlands, bogs, mires, moors, or muskegs.

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Peter Maxwell Davies

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (8 September 1934 – 14 March 2016) was an English composer and conductor.

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The Picts were a tribal confederation of peoples who lived in what is today eastern and northern Scotland during the Late Iron Age and Early Medieval periods.

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Pinnipeds, commonly known as seals, are a widely distributed and diverse clade of carnivorous, fin-footed, semiaquatic marine mammals.

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Quoyness chambered cairn

The Quoyness chambered cairn is located on Sanday in Orkney, Scotland.

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Ramsar Convention

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands.

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Ridable miniature railway

A ridable miniature railway (US: 'riding railroad' or grand scale railroad) is a large scale, usually ground-level model railway that hauls passengers using locomotives that are models of full-sized railway locomotives (powered by diesel or petrol engines, live steam engines or electric motors).

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Robert Stevenson (civil engineer)

Robert Stevenson, FRSE, FGS, FRAS, FSA Scot, MWS (8 June 1772 – 12 July 1850) was a Scottish civil engineer and famed designer and builder of lighthouses.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Sanday Light Railway

The Sanday Light Railway was a privately owned ridable miniature railway situated in Braeswick, on the island of Sanday, Orkney, Scotland.

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Sandoy (Sandø. English: Sand Island) is the first of the five southern islands that make up the Faroe chain, the fifth biggest of all the Faroe Islands, an autonomous region of the Kingdom of Denmark.

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Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural and linguistic ties.

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Scar boat burial

The Scar boat burial is a Viking boat burial near the village of Scar, on Sanday, in Orkney, Scotland.

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Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scotland national football team

The Scotland national football team represents Scotland in international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association.

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Scots language

Scots is the Germanic language variety spoken in Lowland Scotland and parts of Ulster (where the local dialect is known as Ulster Scots).

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Site of Special Scientific Interest

A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Great Britain or an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) in the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man.

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Special Protection Area

A Special Protection Area (SPA) is a designation under the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds.

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SSE plc

SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc) is a Scottish energy company headquartered in Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Stronsay is an island in Orkney, Scotland.

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Stuart Christie

Stuart Christie (born 10 July 1946) is a Scottish anarchist writer and publisher.

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The Scotsman

The Scotsman is a Scottish compact newspaper and daily news website headquartered in Edinburgh.

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The Scottish Historical Review

The Scottish Historical Review is an academic journal in the field of Scottish historical studies, covering Scottish history from the early to the modern, encouraging a variety of historical approaches.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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Vikings (Old English: wicing—"pirate", Danish and vikinger; Swedish and vikingar; víkingar, from Old Norse) were Norse seafarers, mainly speaking the Old Norse language, who raided and traded from their Northern European homelands across wide areas of northern, central, eastern and western Europe, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries.

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Walter Traill Dennison

Walter Traill Dennison (1825–1894) was a farmer and folklorist.

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Weston Turville

Weston Turville is a historic village and civil parish in the Vale of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England.

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Westray is one of the Orkney Islands in Scotland, with a usual resident population of just under 600 people.

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William Sichel

William Morley Sichel (born 1 October 1953 in Welford, Northamptonshire) is a British long-distance runner.

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William Towrie Cutt

William Towrie Cutt (26 January 1898 Sanday, Orkney – 1981) was a Scottish author.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanday,_Orkney

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