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Isle of Rousay Orkney SCO 5790

Isle of Rousay Orkney  SCO 5790 Stock Photo
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Contributor:

David Gowans / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

BGEN3F

File size:

60 MB (3.7 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

5620 x 3733 px | 47.6 x 31.6 cm | 18.7 x 12.4 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

23 December 2009

Location:

Island of Rousay Kirkwall Orkney Scotland UK

More information:

Rousay (Old Norse: Hrólfsey meaning Rolf's Island) is a small, hilly island about 3 km (2 miles) north of Orkney's Mainland, off the north coast of Scotland, and has been nicknamed "the Egypt of the north", due to its tremendous archaeological diversity and importance. It is separated from mainland Orkney by the Eynhallow Sound, and, like its neighbours Egilsay and Wyre, can be reached by a ro-ro ferry (MV Eynhallow) from Tingwall, on the mainland of Orkney, which takes 20–25 minutes. This service is operated by Orkney Ferries, and can take up to 95 passengers (reduced to 50 in winter), and 11 cars. The ferry links the islands of Rousay, Egilsay, and Wyre with each other, and with the mainland of Orkney.

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