Sunday, 21 June 2015

Go Eynhallow

The population of Eynhallow, between Orkney Mainland and Rousay, declined from 26 to zero, from the 1841 Census to the one ten years later. The church (below), which had probably been a monastery, dates from the 12th Century and the myths about the island of 75 hectares still resonate in local folklore, in general, and about the Finfolk, in particular. There is only one regular ferry service and that's an annual trip organised by the Orkney Heritage Society. This year's excursion is on Wednesday, 15 July and tickets go on sale on Thursday 2 July. It is usually over-subscribed. For more details of the island go to an account by Sean McLachlan and for an in-depth study go to The Eynhallow Landscape Project of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

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