St Margaret's Hup, kent locally as The Hop, is a clachan in the Orkney Islands, situate aff the north-aest coast o Scotland. It is Orkney's third maist muckle settlement, efter Kirkwa an Stromness. It haes a population o aboot 550, an is placed at the heid o a sheltered bey at the north end o Sooth Ronaldsay, aff Water Soond. It is Sooth Ronaldsay's main veelage, an is named efter Margaret o Norrowey that dee'd there. The veelage haes a primary schuil, a smaw blacksmith's museum, a nummer o shops an restaurants includin the merkit Creel Inn. A ferry service rins tae Gills Bey on the Scots mainland three times a day, wi an average time o an oor ae-wey.
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