Monday, 13 August 2012

A London Airport

The airport that serves the Orkney island of Eday is situated close to the Bay of London and, naturally, attracts the name of London Airport, at least locally. Its terminal building, above, puts Heathrow, Gatwick, City, Stansted and Luton facilities into perspective. The island population in 1841, over half-a-century before the invention of the internal combustion engine, was 944, and by 2001 had fallen to 121. Old Red Sandstone is the major geological feature of Eday, from the Old Norse for 'isthmus island', and its northern extremity is the appropriately-named, Red Head.

Scottish Islands Explorer - also small in comparison with some titles

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