The Photographic Archive holds more than 60,000 images relating to Orkney and it’s people, spanning more than one hundred years, with the earliest dating from the mid-nineteenth century.
The images are a priceless record of changes that were occurring throughout the UK as well as in Orkney. They show changes in the working and social lives of the people, changes in farming methods, the effects of two World Wars and the huge influx of military personnel, industries that have largely disappeared and much more.
Our Archive holds examples of the work of many local photographers and our main collections are listed below. Click on the photographer portraits to see some examples of their work:
William H. Wood
Robert H. Robertson
David Horne Jr.
We can supply copies of the many photographs we hold in the Archive, either as photographic prints in a range of sizes, or as digital images supplied on CD-ROM or sent by email. Get in touch with the Archive to discuss your requirements.