Firth, Orkney

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One of the few woods in Orkney at Finstown. The house in the background is Binscarth

Firth (Fjörðr[1] meaning a firth or fjord) is a civil parish mainly in Mainland, Orkney. The islands of Damsay and Holm of Grimbister, which lie in the Bay of Firth, are also in the parish. It is in the west of the mainland island, lying south of the parish of Rendall, east of Harray and Stenness, north of Orphir and west of St Ola.[2]

It is not to be confused with the numerous Firths that surround Orkney.

The main village is Finstown.[3]


  1. ^ Pedersen, Roy (January 1992) Orkneyjar ok Katanes (map, Inverness, Nevis Print)
  2. ^ "Scrol Analyser"[permanent dead link]. General Register Office for Scotland. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  3. ^ Muir, Tom "The West Mainland" in Omand, Donald (ed.) (2003) The Orkney Book. Edinburgh. Birlinn. ISBN 1-84158-254-9 Page 192.