Grim Ness

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Grimness is a cliff-girt headland on the island of South Ronaldsay, in the Orkney archipelago of Scotland. It is located between Honeysgeo and Skipi Geo and rises to a height of 34 metres above sea level. There is a trig point at the summit. The name is from the Old Norse and means Grim's headland.[1][2] There are various small skerries offshore including Skerrilee, Scarf Taing, The Keys, Grey Chair, Out Hillock, Broddebb and Stack of Kame. There is a small geo (inlet) in the southern facing cliff known as Sheep Bight. There is a single farm called Head.

The Ordnance Survey grid reference is ND490928.[3]


  1. ^ Orkney Placenames
  2. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish. (2004) The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh. Canongate.
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey

Coordinates: 58°49′08″N 2°52′25″W / 58.81889°N 2.87361°W / 58.81889; -2.87361