Lyness

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Lyness
Lyness - coming into the ferry terminal (geograph 1645433).jpg
Approaching Lyness ferry terminal
Lyness is located in Orkney Islands
Lyness
Lyness
 Lyness shown within Orkney
OS grid reference ND305942
Civil parish Walls and Flotta
Council area Orkney
Lieutenancy area Orkney
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STROMNESS
Postcode district KW16
Dialling code 01856
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Orkney and Shetland
Scottish Parliament Orkney
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 58°49′44″N 3°12′14″W / 58.829°N 3.204°W / 58.829; -3.204

Lyness is a village on the east coast of the island of Hoy, Orkney, Scotland. The village is within the parish of Walls and Flotta,[1] and is situated at the junction of the B9047 and B9048.[2][3]

During the 1920s Lyness was briefly the headquarters of the metal salvage firm of Cox and Danks's raising of the German High Seas Fleet, scuttled by the Germans on June 21, 1919 during the Armistice (Scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow).

During the Second World War it was home to HMS Proserpine, the main base for the naval fleet based at Scapa Flow.[4]

Today an Orkney Ferries Ro-Ro car ferry links it to Longhope South Walls, the island of Flotta in Scapa Flow, and Houton on Mainland, Orkney.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of Lyness". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "B9047". Sabre. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "B9048". Sabre. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Overview of Lyness". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Hoy". Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 

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