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Kim Foden: Homecoming

The last in the Orkney News series of films ‘Orcadian Stories’ by Martin Laird premiers tonight, 26th of December at 8pm on The Orkney News YouTube channel.

Orcadian Kim Foden traces the footsteps of her ancestor Magnus Twatt, who left Orkney to work for the Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada in the 18th Century.

Researching his story, she made some surprising discoveries. His legacy lives on among the Cree people of the Sturgeon Lake First Nation.

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. 

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