Orkney and Shetland place-names: by turns strange, beautiful, sinister, suggestive… there seems to be no consistency to them… and many of them would be great names for bands……

I was also moved to creating a real tribute to these names- it’s a pushy-button-light-up thing of the type you used to get at resorts. Click here to see a photo of it. And email me if you want to hire it for any reason .

Click here for a map of Orkney and here for a map of Shetland.

Click on a place to see it on a map