Image © Orkney Islands Council
Latitude: 59º 09'N
Longitude: 02º 45'W
Ownership: Orkney Islands Council
Usage: Leisure, Fishing
Contact name: Brian Archibald, Harbour Master and Head of Marine Services
Address: Harbour Authority Building, Scapa, Orkney, KW15 1SD
Telephone no: 01856 873636
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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