Marwick Head

Marwick Head in the parish of Sandwick on Orkney’s Mainland is an RSPB Reserve centred around a spectacular vertical sea-cliff. It is also home to the Kitchener Memorial, a stone tower erected after World War 1 to commemorate Minister of War, Field Marshall Lord Kitchener of Khartoum who died on 5th June 1916. He was on board HMS Hampshire bound for Russia when it struck a German mine off Marwick Head and sank with very few survivors.

© Mark Simms Photography (2013)

9 Responses to “Marwick Head”

  1. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    Lovely photos, Mark.
    Some of those cliff photos of the gulls (?) look as though they were hard to shoot. Hope you are safe on that cliffside walk.
    Looks like a very enjoyable place to spend some time with the camera.

    • Mark Simms

      Yeah I was lying down leaning over the edge to take the Razorbills, but it was quite safe so long as you didn’t lean out too far!

  2. rondje

    Well done, Mark, really great shots and such a superb atmosphere they capture together! All the best, Ron.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: