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Orkney is an island group off the north coast of Scotland. An Hour long Ferry trip from Gills Bay or John o'Groats.

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Crossing The Churchill Barriers.

Continuing on the A961 we cross the first of the Churchill barriers, number four barrier this barrier no longer has sea to the east as over the years the blown sand has built up against it making for a nice sandy beech to spend a leisurely day in the Orkney Summer sun. We now come to the island of Burray which is has a thriving community with a new school being built at the moment two small shops and the Sands Hotel. Our next place of interest is the Orkney Fossil Centre. We now come to and cross Number three barrier which takes us to a small uninhabiteded island called Glims holm, then it is Number two barrier this takes us to the island which boasts both a private grass airstrip and the infamous Italian chapel. We now cross the last barrier number one which takes us to mainland Orkney. The main road goes through St Mary's or Holm (Ham), however we will turn to the right for the benefit of our journey north we pass on the left Graemeshall. Turn right at the war monument and over the hill to join the main Deerness-Kirkwall road where turning left takes us to our next place of interest Mine Howe, then on to Shelia Fleet Jewellery in Tankerness, we continue north towards Kirkwall passing the Airport on the right. We have now arrived in the Main Town of Kirkwall.

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"The Italian Chapel"

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