is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated off the north coast of Great Britain.Orkney is 16 kilometres (10 mi) north of the coast of Caithness and comprises approximately 70 islands, of which 20 are inhabited.However, before the Gaelic presence could establish itself the Picts were gradually dispossessed by the Norsemen from the late 8th century onwards.The nature of this transition is controversial, and theories range from peaceful integration to enslavement and genocide.Orkney is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, a constituency of the Scottish Parliament, a lieutenancy area, and a historic county.The local council is Orkney Islands Council, one of only three Councils in Scotland with a majority of elected members who are independents.
A search through this section of the oldclassiccar site should help with researching an older car's history.
Dates for the various "ND" registrations are then listed.
So once you know the letter code to look for, visit the appropriate page linked to in the righthand menu, and find out more about when that series was used. DLG in particular was used on five separate occasions during the period this data covers.
Other remains from that era include the Standing Stones of Stenness, the Maeshowe passage grave, the Ring of Brodgar and other standing stones.
Many of the Neolithic settlements were abandoned around 2500 BC, possibly due to changes in the climate.
In addition to the Mainland, most of the islands are in two groups, the North and South Isles, all of which have an underlying geological base of Old Red Sandstone.