Orkney is a group of islands located in northern Scotland. Orkney boasts a population of approximately 20,000 residents. Orkney includes over 70 islands with at least 20 of the islands being inhabited. The largest island is often referred to as the ‘Mainland’.
Main inhabited islands include Egilsay, Rousay, Papa Stronsay, Papa Westray, Eday, Shapinsay, Auskerry, Gairsay, North Ronaldsay and Sanday.
The islands traditional industries included farming, fishing and agriculture. Recent years have seen a shift in Orkney’s economy. Today’s economy is more dependent on tourism, oil, light manufacturing and service related industries.
Air transportation is provided via the Kirkwall Airport. Ferry services are also available providing services between islands and the mainland.
Houses for sale in Orkney includes detached and semi-detached houses, terraced homes, apartments and flats. Houses in Orkney include a range of styles and prices. There are many homes for sale in Orkney. Apartments/Flats in Orkney are readily available. Homes in the area provide convenient access to historical and cultural sites. Properties in Orkney also provide easy access to shopping centres, employment and educational opportunities. Property in Orkney provides convenient access links to neighboring areas. Contact an estate agent in your area concerning property in Orkney.
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