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Backaland (Eday)
Image Orkney Islands Council

Backaland (Eday)

Latitude: 59 09'N
Longitude: 02 45'W
Country: Scotland

Ownership: Orkney Islands Council
Type: Municipal
Usage: Leisure, Fishing
Contact name: Capt Nigel Mills, Director of Harbpours
Address: Harbour Authority Building, Scapa, Orkney, KW15 1SD
Telephone no: 01856 873636
E-mail: harbours@orkney.gov.uk
Website: www.orkneyharbours.com/ba...d_pier.asp


About Backaland (Eday)

The long, thin and sparsely populated island of Eday lies at the centre of the North Isles group. It is less fertile than the other islands, but its heather-covered hills in the centre have provided peat for the other peatless Orkney islands. Eday's sandstone has also been quarried, and was used in the building of St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall.

The ferry pier at Backaland, on the southeast of the island, is a long way from the main sights.


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