Orca Pod in Scapa Flow

Pod of whales spotted in Scapa Flow

A pod of orca whales have been spotted in Scapa Flow in Orkney.

Posted by BBC Scotland News on Monday, 7 May 2018


Much excitement in Orkney this week. A pod of at least three killer whales has been in Scapa Flow for a few days. At one point they were photographed close into the shore with the Scapa Whisky distillery behind them. This is less than two miles from the front door of Highland Park House. In fact, it is visible from the top of our tower.

Seals and dolphins are a regular sight in these waters, with occasional visits from a variety of whale species. Orcas normally pass through the area several times a year.

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