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Dounby, Orkney Islands

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Dounby, Orkney Islands

Dounby is a village in Orkney in the north of Scotland on the A986 Road. It features a co-operative store, a doctor's surgery, pharmacy, care home, pub, post office, hairdressers, church and a community school that serve Birsay, Dounby, Harray, Sandwick, Stenness, and Twatt. Dounby village has grown at the crossroads of what are now the A986 and B9057 close to the meeting point of the 3 parishes of Sandwick, Birsay and Harray (mainly lying in Sandwick).
Administrative CountyOrkney Islands
Traditional CountyOrkney
OS GridHY2920
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01856 771

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