Cyril Haearn wrote:Braeswick Sanday Orkney
Nice one Cyril!
It is indeed the road between Stove and Braeswick, on Sanday, featuring the wind turbines at Stove (which produce more power than the island can consume, leading to an undersea cable being laid to 'export' some to Eday) and the remains of the Sandy Light Railway, once Britan's most northery passenger-carrying railway. If some locals can be believed, it's closure must be for one of the oddest reasons ever: it was allegedly shut down by it's owner, who was also the island's registrar, in protest at his being forbidden from carrying out a civil partnership ceremony requested by two islanders (on the grounds that he was only a deputy registrar and civil partnerships had to be conducted by a senior registrar in Kirkwall). However others claim more prosaicly that it was closed following failing a safety inspection.