Maggie Fergusson

We must never lose the treasured Orkneys

Fertile fields and spectacular sea stacks are matched by an extraordinarily rich, dramatic history. No wonder the islands have been so celebrated for centuries

Collecting gulls’ eggs on Orkney c.1800. Eggs and professors were said to be the islands’ main exports in Victorian Britain. [Archiv Gerstenberg/Ullstein Biblio via Getty Images]

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