is a privately-run, non-profit website, created and maintained by
It is not afflialiated in any way
to official Orkney bodies, such as the Orkney
Tourist Board or Orkney Islands
The Orkneyjar website began in 1997, initially as an
experiment in HTML and to provide a platform to "publish"
the numerous articles on Orcadian history and heritage I had written
over the years.
From its humble beginnings, the site has grown
steadily and now attracts thousands of visitors each month.
Hopefully Orkneyjar will continue to grow over the years,
as I find the time to re-evaluate existing material and add more content.
The website is generally updated
at least one a month, but again this is dependent on time.
- The Orkneyjar website is hosted by local
web-hosting company Viking
New Media.. Without the generous help of David
Griffith over the years, there is no doubt that hosting costs
would have driven this site offline years ago.