Library of Hoy History
on the history and archaeology of the island of Hoy
is not easy: we have managed to find a handful of references.
For archaeology these comprise a survey conducted in 1929 but not published until 1946. As a consequence, it carries no information covering the period of World War ll (1939-45). A more recent survey was conducted and published in 1989 but only as an update to the earlier survey and to briefly add news on the discovery of a settlement at Whaness (on the road to Rackwick).
church history there seem to be no records prior to the Reformation
period and only a couple Statistical Accounts and the volume Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae.
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