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Walls and Flotta

Church Records

Old Parish Registers - Walls

Old Parish Registers - Flotta

Other chuurch records (held at Orkney Archives in Kirkwall).

The Flotta Web Guide currently (April 2006) covers Flotta and Fara/Pharay births 1840-1854, Flotta and Fara/Pharay marriages 1845-1854, and Walls Deaths 1823-1844 and can be searched by name or by date.

Civil Registration

The Registrar of births, deaths, and marriages for the island of Flotta.
Registrations in Walls are handled by the registrar for Hoy.
The Registrar's records extend back only as far as 1st January 1855 when registration became compulsory in Scotland.

Description and Travel

A website focusing on the island of Flotta, including a message board for genealogical queries can be found at

You will also find some descriptive and pictorial material provided here by courtesy of Orknet



Orkney Family History Researchers are engaged in researching family histories in Walls & Flotta and all other parishes in Orkney. All of them are willing to share the results of their research with others.

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[Last updated: 4 April 2006 - Dave Annal]