The Scapa Flow Landscape Partnership Scheme

  • Boat building (Allardyce)
  • The Italian Chapel
  • Skerry Sound blockships, 1942 (Orkney Library)
  • Graemsay

Welcome to Scapa Flow

Scapa Flow's landscape holds a treasure trove of natural, archaeological and cultural interest. This site is packed with information on the unique heritage to be found around in our sheltered waters and around Orkney's South Isles and south Mainland coast.

Here you can find out about Hoy's rare aspen woodland, read up on German U-boats, or be inspired by the poetry of George Mackay Brown. This is the place to glean facts on naval defences, lighthouses and notable buildings, or delve into stories of shipwrecks and survival against the odds.

Everything from our dragonflies to the uses of sea kelp has been written by contributors with a passion for their subject. The website pages dig deep into each topic, exploring the rich variety this area has to offer, for visitors and locals alike.


  • Scapa Flow Landscape Partnership Scheme
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
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