Rousay Ferry 'Eynhallow' sailing across from Brinain to Tingwall on the North shore of the Orkney Isles Mainland. SCO 10,579.
Contributor:David Gowans / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:6014 x 4068 px | 50.9 x 34.4 cm | 20 x 13.6 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:12 June 2016
Location:Tingwall, Evie. North coast of the Orkney Isles Mainland. Scotland
For anyone who enjoys wandering around active fishing harbours, a visit to Tingwall is an unexpected and fascinating experience. Amongst the specialities are the incredibly fresh crabs which can be found, still snapping, in the blue tubs on the harbourside, awaiting collection by the Orkney Fishermen's Society truck. But the piles of fish boxes and large numbers of lobster pots ready for use on the pier show that a range of catches are still to be had in the surrounding waters. And the rod and line fishermen casting from the far end of the harbour wall suggest that in some cases you don't need to go all that far to find the fish. As a settlement, Tingwall comprises little more than a farmstead and a couple of houses overlooking the pier. Most visitors will barely glimpse it as they drive the mile to or from the A966. But if you have time to spare, Tingwall forms just one outpost on a broad loop of minor road east of the "A" road that gives access to the coastal fringe of Rendall, complete with a number of tiny scattered settlements including the wonderfully-named Queenamuckle, South Attit, and Appietown. This route provides a much more interesting alternative to the main road and most certainly counts as "off the beaten track."