Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

Essential maintenance

HES is currently undertaking essential maintenance on our web services. This will limit access to services in the following ways:

- Subscription access for HES online services will be unavailable (Scran, NCAP)

 - Image purchasing options will be limited (Canmore, Britain from Above, Scran, NCAP)

 - Any enhanced services which require a log in will be unavailable (My Canmore, Britain from Above contributions, Scran contribute)

 General access to these services will all continue. Enquiries will still be able to be submitted.

 We anticipate services to be restored from Monday 1st February 2021.


Hoy, Lyness, Rinnigill Gas Plant, Pier

Pier (20th Century)

Site Name Hoy, Lyness, Rinnigill Gas Plant, Pier

Classification Pier (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Scapa Flow

Canmore ID 252860

Site Number ND39SW 18.04

NGR ND 31786 93859

NGR Description ND 31779 93770 to ND 31787 93915

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2021.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

Digital Images

Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Walls And Flotta
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

ND39SW 18.04 From 31779 93770 to 31787 93915

A 147m long concrete pier runs out from the main N-S roadway into Ore Bay. Built by the military for the import and export of materials and gas cylinders to and from Rinnigil Gas Plant. A narrow gauge railway/tramway is set into the pier decking. The pier is unused and has the appearance of being in a dangerous condition.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE, GS), August 1997


MyCanmore Image Contributions

Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions