St Andrews, Orkney

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Disused grain mill at Tankerness

St Andrews is a parish in Mainland, Orkney. It is located east of the town of Kirkwall and the parish of St Ola and lies north of Holm and west of Deerness.[1] The settlements of Tankerness, Toab and Foubister are in the parish, as is Kirkwall Airport.

Saint Andrews is on the east side of Mainland,[2] and extends from the eastern boundary of Kirkwall parish to the sea, and includes the island of Kirkholm.[2]

The land is mostly flat, but has diversities of surface, and rises nowhere higher than 350 ft.[2] The coast includes both sandy beach and precipitous rock, and has a large sea cavern.[2]

For certain purposes, St Andrews and Deerness have been united.[2]


  1. ^ "St Andrews" The Orcadian. Retrieved 19 April 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d e Wilson, Rev. John The Gazetteer of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1882) Published by W. & A.K. Johnstone

Coordinates: 58°57′26″N 2°51′45″W / 58.95722°N 2.86250°W / 58.95722; -2.86250