RONALDSHAY, NORTH AND SOUTH


RONALDSHAY, NORTH AND SOUTH
   two of the Orkney Islands; North Ronaldshay is the most northerly of the Orkney group; South Ronaldshay (2) lies 6¼ m. NE. of Duncansby Head; both have a fertile soil, and the coast fisheries are valuable.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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