Sanday Island (Orkney, Scotland)

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Sanday Island cruise port

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Local Time
2022-11-27 15:10

min: 50 °F (10 °C) / max: 53 °F (12 °C) 51°F
Wind: 190°/ 10.2 m/s  Gust: 11 m/sWind: 190°/ 10.2 m/s  Gust: 11 m/sFresh breeze
10.2 m/s
Min / Max Temperature53 °F / 12 °C
50 °F / 11 °C
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Sanday Island is one of the inhabited Orkney islands, located off the north coast of mainland Scotland. The island covers a total area of approx 50 km2 (20 ml2) and has population around 500.

Sanday Island (Orkney, Scotland)

  • Isle of Sanday is Orkney Islands' 3rd largest, and has as main urban centres Kettletoft and Lady Village. The Norse named it "Sandey" ("Sand-oy") due to its numerous sandy beaches. 
  • Start Point lighthouse (completed in 1806) was Scotland's first lighthouse with revolving light. In 1962, the lighthouse was automated and is now powered by 36 solar panels.
  • The island has two golf courses - Sanday Golf Club (9-hole course sized 2600 yards / 2377 m) and Peedie Golf Course (1-hole meadowland sized 57 yards / 52 m, ranked Scotland's shortest golf course).
  • Three wind turbines (total capacity 8,25 MW) were installed in 2004 by SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) at Spurness.
  • Otters and seals are found in/around Sanday Island. The marine coast around the east of Sanday is designated Special Protection Area for its machair habitats (low-lying grassy plain) and sand dune.
  • Isle of Sanday can be reached by plane from Kirkwall (Orkney Mainland) or by ferry ships run by Orkney Ferries (company with inter-island services in Orkney Islands).

Sanday Island cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Sanday Island dock (anchor) at Broughtown on the north-western coast.

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