North Walls and Brims

Useful links

Some sites you may find useful if your ancestors came from Walls. I am not responsible for the content of these links and inclusion does not mean endorsement.  Each link opens a new page.

Orkney Image Library Hoy photos section – photos past and present of the whole island, often with extensive discussions, sometimes about family history. Here’s a good example.

The Statistical Accounts of Scotland reports for the parish of Walls and Flotta. Don’t be put off by the title. Parish ministers usually wrote the account for each parish, covering all manner of topics from natural history to the number of inns.. The Old Statistical Account (OSA) dates from the 1790s and the New Statistical Account (NSA) from the 1830s/1840s.

Check the National Library of Scotland website for many maps of Orkney. – a variety of information about the whole island from the Hoy Development Trust

Photos on Geograph (project aiming to have photos of every km square in the UK) – start in Crockness and move around the area

Family history interest (As with all family history, you are advised to check the original documents yourself)

  • Johnstons in Walls, Orkney – deals with North and South Walls families
  • Whitton and Ritch Genealogy – the focus is Graemsay, Orkney, but there are Walls folk listed.
  • Walls and Flotta deaths (1823-1844) – transcription available on the Flotta Web Guide (other interesting things too on this site about a neighbouring island though it doesn’t seem to have been updated recently)
  • Walls war memorial information (Kirkwall Royal British Legion site)

Places to visit

Check my Orkney links too.