Does any Forumite live on Orkney

Genuine seriouis reason for asking.

15 messages
09/08/2006 at 12:55
I need some help with an item lost on Hoy. Genuine reason!!
09/08/2006 at 13:32
how does that narrow anything down?
09/08/2006 at 14:00
If you live on Orkney I'll tell you!
09/08/2006 at 14:10
Did you know there was a place in the Shetlands called Twatt. Kwality.
09/08/2006 at 14:14
Theres a place near Bolton called Nob End
09/08/2006 at 14:15
My son has recently been on Orkney.

He was on Hoy on Sunday to climb Ward Hill the highest hill on Orkney.

This was just one of the 92 'county tops' around England Wales Scotland
and Nothern Ireland.

You can read about his exploits at

He has just four more hills now to climb.

But he has lost his camera!! This is part of his last blog:-

"On a negative note I've lost my camera, somewhere on Orkney. Saying I'm
devastated would be a little melodramatic but I'm very very
Every photo that I've taken since I was in Northern Ireland is gone.
Some things bug you for a few minutes or 24 hours, but I know this will
still nag away in my mind in a year's time. I went to two police
stations, the ferry company and contacted the Orkney newspaper. No luck
yet, but the pace of life is so slow and there are so many islands that
it could take someone a week to hand it in. But how about this for
service? I know I last had the camera on an island called Hoy, obviously
a ferry ride from the mainland, but the police officer promised he would
get another officer to visit the very spot I last had the camera to
check the area. I know there's not much crime on Orkney but he went out
of his way to help."

09/08/2006 at 14:23
I have contacts there, KK, if that's any help. And I know someone who will be going there in the next couple of weeks (probably not to Hoy though - Kirkwall most likely).
09/08/2006 at 14:26
sorry kk, hope he finds it....
09/08/2006 at 14:28
Oh Nessie I forgot you are the 'Font of all Knowledge' where Scotland is concerned.

I feel absolutely gutted for my son. Basically the camera holds photographs of 6 Northern Ireland Hills and about 20 hills in Scotland. Bearing in mind he has cycled between each and then walked up them it's quite a feat!

Radio Orkney very kindly put out something this morning on their local report, (with other lost and founds!!)
09/08/2006 at 22:12
I know there are a couple of local papers for the islands - The Orcadian and the one whose name I can't remember (but I can find out if you want) - maybe you could put a small ad in or even see if they'll do a local interest article.

Hope it's found and returned. If it's anyone local who finds it I'm sure they'll do the decent thing.
10/08/2006 at 16:14
Actually the paper has already come up trumps!!

Camera was found this morning........
10/08/2006 at 16:44
That's wonderful news KK. So pleased for your son.
10/08/2006 at 16:46
good stuff...
10/08/2006 at 18:28
Great! They're a very honest bunch in Orkney.
10/08/2006 at 23:49
godd news kk - i had even asked dandan to go back and check for you!

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