St. Magnus Cathedral (commenced 1137) dominates the skyline of Kirkwall, the main town of Orkney. It is the most northerly cathedral in the British Isles. Built for the bishops of Orkney when the islands were ruled by the Norse Earls of Orkney, it is owned by the burgh of Kirkwall (not by the church) as a result of an act of King James III of Scotland following Orkney's annexation by the Scottish Crown in 1468. The first Bishop was William the Old, and the diocese was under the authority of the Archbishop of Nidaros in Norway.
Iceland :: Departure, A Story of Loss
We were always full of words. There's a story in here somewhere.
Hebrides :: Isle of Eigg
Isle of Eigg, Inner Hebrides, September 2011
Orkney :: The Italian Chapel
Water of Dunalastair :: Sunset
Sunset at Dunalastair Water, Scotland
Iceland :: Road to Þorsmörk
Epic journey to Þorsmörk
Isle of Skye :: Carbost
A view of Carbost on the Minginish Peninsula with the Cuillins in the background.
Orkney :: Landscapes
Iceland :: Sunset over Þingvellir
Driving back to Reykjavik
Iceland :: Suðurland
Images from Reynir and Dyrhólaey, Iceland. September 2013
Isle of Skye :: Quiraing
A couple of hours of sunshine in a week of snow, sleet and heavy rain.