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Harray[pronunciation?] (Old Norse: Herað - cf Harris) is a former parish on Mainland, Orkney, Scotland, now merged with Birsay.[1] It has the unique distinction of being the only landlocked parish on the islands; however, it is next to the freshwater Loch of Harray. Harray
Harray
has many mounds or howes from the Old Norse
Old Norse
word Haugr meaning mound or hill. Excavations have revealed burial cist in the largest mound as well as a Bronze Age
Bronze Age
building nearby.[2] Harray
Harray
was merged with Birsay
Birsay
to form a united parish in the north west of Mainland.[1] It extends southward from the south east of Birsay
Birsay
Parish, and is about six miles by four in extent.[1] It is mostly flat and swampy.[1] References[edit]

^ a b c d Wilson, Rev. John The Gazetteer of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1882) Published by W. & A.K. Johnstone ^ Harray
Harray
- Orkney’s Landlocked Parish

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