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  Jo Ben's 1529 "Descriptions of Orkney"

WEIR

Weir is a small island dedicated to Peter the Apostle. It is so overshadowed by the other islands as to be hardly visible, and is inhabited by farmers.

Here in times past lived a tall giant, and the foundation of his house yet remains*.

Others say that the island was formed from the boat of St Magnus when he fled to the island of Egilschay.

* - Cubbie Roo's Castle. Click here for details.

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