Located off the northeastern coast of Scotland, Orkney is an archipelago of around 70 islands, only 20 of which are inhabited.
Mainland, or Pomona, is the largest island. The island has many Neolithic remains which are a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Scapa Flow was used as a base for the British fleet in both World Wars. The boom in North Sea oil resulted in the construction and operation of a major landfall terminal at Flotta on Scapa Flow.
Hoy, second largest of the islands has a spectacularly indented coastline of red sandstone cliffs. The Old Man of Hoy, a detached pillar of rock, is a famous landmark.
Year Joined Island Games1985
Cycling – Road
Shooting – Clay, Pistol, Rifle