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October 28, 2019

As one of the northernmost points of the UK, Orkney played a pivotal role during both world wars. Its distance from the European mainland, sea access, and the natural protective ring created by Orkney mainland and its neighbouring smaller isles, made it the ideal location for Britain’s chief naval headquarters.

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Scapa Flow: Bell to toll once again

June 19, 2019

A German battleship’s ship’s bell will return to Orkney to toll once again over the watery graveyard of the world’s biggest single loss of shipping in one day.

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Diver pronounced dead following incident in Orkney

April 23, 2019

A 50-year-old man has died following a diving incident in Scapa Flow in Orkney. Concern was raised for the man around 11.30am today. The man was taken to the Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall where he was pronounced dead. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.

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