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Friday, 14 March 2014
The Y chromosome marker - a piece of DNA passed from father to son - reveals that a quarter of Orkney men are directly descended from the the Norse Vikings. The Orcadian has some of the findings. Maybe it's not surprising that the Old Man of Hoy (above) has stood guard for so long and that the Orkney Brewery produces a popular beer with this name.