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Finstown, Orkney Islands

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Finstown, Orkney Islands

Finstown in the parish of Firth on Mainland, Orkney is the third largest settlement on the island. According to travel author Linklater, the homes in Finstown are tidy and well cared for. This settlement is situated along the Bay of Firth, whose fringe is a shallow intertidal mudflat.
Administrative CountyOrkney Islands
Traditional CountyOrkney
OS GridHY3513
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland

Finstown, Orkney Islands in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Finstown, seaport vil. with pier, Firth and Stennes par., Orkney, at head of Bay of Firth, 6½ miles NW. of Kirkwall; P.O., T.O.; has horse and cattle fairs, and some shipping trade.

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