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Longhope, Orkney Islands

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Longhope, Orkney Islands

Longhope is a coastal settlement on the island of South Walls, in Orkney, Scotland. South Walls is linked to Hoy by causeway; Longhope is the largest settlement on the two islands. An RNLI lifeboat has been stationed at Longhope since 1874; a former lifeboat station is now a museum. On 17 March 1969 the station suffered one of the worst tragedies in British lifeboat history when its lifeboat, T.G.B. , was lost with all eight crew after answering a mayday call during severe storms.
Administrative CountyOrkney Islands
Traditional CountyOrkney
OS GridND3090
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01856

Longhope, Orkney Islands in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Longhope, hamlet, Walls and Flotta par., Hoy island, Orkney, on Long Hope, 17 miles SW. of Kirkwall; P.O., T.O.; Long Hope penetrates the S. part of Hoy island 4 miles SW., and forms a fine natural harbour.

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