This is the third largest of the Orkney islands. It can be reached by the Orkney ferries and plane from Mainland. There is evidence of settlement from Neolithic through to Viking times and the present day one of these sites is identified below:

Quoyness Chambered Cairn

This is located on the east of Els Ness in the south of Sanday. Possibly dating back to 3000BC the main chamber is reached by an entrance passage and has six smaller chambers leading off it. The remains of about fifteen people were found in the chambers and passage when first excavated.

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