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Joe Horrocks: A Little Monkey Puzzle

Premiering 10th of December at 7.30pm on The Orkney News YouTube channel is the next in the series of films by Martin Laird – ‘Orcadian Stories’.

Joe Horrocks is the chair of the Friends of Happy Valley.

In this short film he talks about Edwin Harrold, the eccentric creator of Happy Valley, and his legacy. Both retain a special place in the hearts and minds of many Orcadians.

Filmed and edited by Martin Laird (https://www.youtube.com/@martin_s_laird) , researched by Fiona Grahame, and produced by Orkney News Ltd, ‘Orcadian Stories’ is a series of short filmed interviews of people who have played a part in creating a cultural legacy for the islands.

The films focus on individuals telling their stories.

The original theme music is by Eamonn Keyes. All the individuals filmed have contributed to the local community through their work which may be for art, music, film, communications, tradition, mental health, and wellbeing.

This film has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.  #YS2022 #HappyValley #orkney #yearofstories #oralhistory