Flotta in June Part 2 – Man Made

This is a collection of photos which can loosely be considered Man’s interaction with the natural world.  I have included farm animals here just to even up the numbers!

Again, no writing, just pictures.

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The WW2 remains on Stanger Head.
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Longhope across the Sound, with Kirk Bay.
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Young cattle who have not yet shed all their winter coats.
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My house from the Little Lingle road.
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The Flotta penguins.  Daddy, Mummy and Baby!
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One of the many lookout posts and gun towers from WW1 and 2.  Looking across to Switha.
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Looking towards Stanger Head from West Hill.
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Mum and baby in the evening light.

 

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Highland Cow and calf.
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Shetland ewe calling to her lambs….
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… who are busy playing hide and seek (see some others in the long grass?)
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6 of the 10 lambs playing in the reedy grass
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A WW2 building is now part of the Blackback colony’s territory.
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There are the remains of many houses all over the island.
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WW2 remains in the foreground, the Flotta windmill on West Hill behind.
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The Flotta windmill and the hills of Hoy.
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The oil holding tanks across Pan Hope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Flotta in June Part 2 – Man Made

  1. Thank you so much for these photos. I know that the shepherds must raise Texels or Beltex, so that they make a decent income (selling the lambs for meat) but oh, the Shetlands are such prettier sheep!

    1. The Flotta turbine has been up for about 6 years. There are loads of turbines all over Orkney. The main problem is that the cable linking the islands to the Scottish mainland is ‘full’ – we could produce far more energy than we use, tidal and wave as well as wind. It is a huge political issue here.

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