County Town: Kirkwall
Population: 19,480
Area: 382 sq miles
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Did you know that the most complete Neolithic village in Europe is to be found near Stromness on Orkney? Rather than archaeologists excavating it, a great storm ripped away the earth in 1850 revealing the intact walls. Built into a midden for protection, the settlement arose about 3000BC, and lasted for half a millennium. Rethink your ideas of our prehistoric forebears: it had drainage, and the houses apparently had inside toilets.

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Florence Marian McNeill | George Brown | John Rae | William Balfour Baikie |

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It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation - Hilaire Belloc
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James VI of Scotland crowned James I of England. - 1603, Nelson Loses his Arm - 1797, Stephenson demonstrates 1st Steam Engine - 1814, 1st Scout Camp - 1907, Louis Bleriot flies the Channel - 1909, First Test Tube Baby Born - 1978
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