Orkney information and links
Here are a few links to people and institutions in Orkney that have some connection to the local dialect. The list is not comprehensive and there may be some obvious omissions. If there are, let us know about them and we can add details to this section of the site. Sometimes you may have to do some navigating to get where you want to go - we are working to improve navigation soon. The Centre hopes to build on this list and would appreciate any help users can give in updating the information contained here. Please e-mail us with information or suggestions.
Orkney’s newspapers – now and again there are features, articles and letters on and in Orkney dialect.
Orkney Library and Archives – contact the Library for information about historical material, books in Orkney dialect, etc.
Orkneyjar – Excellent site covering all aspects of Orkney heritage
University of the Highlands and Islands – Orkney College
The Cultural Studies Department specialise in the culture and language of Orkney
Westray Heritage Centre
The outlying island of Westray has a distinct dialect and a strong local culture. For more information visit the Centre’s web site.
Masses of books on Orkney dialect and language
Wrigley Sisters – the acclaimed musicians and singers are involved with a range of projects aimed at encouraging the use of Orkney dialect
Scots Language Resource Centre Association Ltd. t/a Scots Language Centre, A.K. Bell Library, York Place, Perth, Scotland PH2 8EP
Registered in Scotland as an Industrial & Provident Society No. 2451R(S). Scottish Charity No. SCO21747
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