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  • proper n. A town, and the capital of, the Orkney Islands.


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  • Wonderful story from the Scottish Catholic Observer about a chant class St Magnus’ Cathedral in Kirkwall.

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  • At the beginning of a dramatic 10-year story arc, your party of bedraggled refugees arrives at the city of Kirkwall ready to discover their significance in the world.

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  • It's also a great place to stay if you're going to the St Magnus festival in nearby Kirkwall in June.

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  • From Tintagel to Kirkwall Cathedral on Orkney, the round Norman arch, supported by massive pillars, swept the country.

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  • Known to be a survivor of the Blight and the Champion of Kirkwall, the legend around Hawke's rise to power is shrouded in myth and rumor.

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  • “Starlings!” shouted derisively to the men on the quay, by passengers on ships from the northern isles of Orkney as they steamed into Kirkwall;

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  • Earl Rognvald sat in Kirkwall, and drew thither the stores which he needed to have for his winter quarters.

    De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History » Warfare in the Orkney Islands in the Eleventh Century

  • Once the couple were located they were taken into the helicopter where they were transported to Kirkwall to meet with Police to discuss what happened.

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  • The support ship, Cable One, would tow the Sea Stallion to Kirkwall, the biggest town on Orkney, where it was set to arrive on Tuesday, she said.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Now, imagine if I have been homesick for Barrahead and Island Glass, and Kirkwall, and Cape Wrath, and the Wells of the Pentland Firth; I could have wept.

    Vailima Letters


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