Stronsay and Papa Stronsay lie much further to the east throughout the Stronsay Firth. Auskerry is south of Stronsay and has now a populace of just five. Shapinsay and its Balfour Castle are really a brief distance north of Kirkwall. The southern selection of islands surrounds Scapa Flow. Hoy , to your western, could be the 2nd biggest regarding the Orkney Isles and Ward Hill at its north end could be the elevation that is highest into the archipelago. The Old guy of Hoy is a well-known seastack. Graemsay and Flotta are both connected by ferry to your Mainland and Hoy, plus the latter is famous for its big oil terminal.
Southern Walls includes a 19th-century Martello tower and is linked to Hoy because of the Ayre. Burray lies into the eastern of Scapa Flow and it is connected by causeway to Southern Ronaldsay, which hosts the social activities, the Festival associated with Horse plus the Boys’ Ploughing Match regarding the Saturday that is third in.