“I hope that people will contribute to this consultation to make it as relevant and helpful as possible to each island.”
A woman of independent mind.
Bright and sunny spells combining with light winds to lift temperatures higher than yesterday. Maximum temperature 17 °C.
It was a windy but dry day and hugely enjoyable as President of JRS, Andrew Appleby, led a guided tour round the outside of the house.
Mantle rock in the Oman ophiolite, showing cores of fresh peridotite, brownish serpentinite and white carbonate veins (credit: Juerg Matter, Oman Drilling Project, Southampton University, UK)
“I don’t know who they belong to, but they carried their people to Quoyness Chambered Cairn, Sanday, were photographed by Naomi Haywood, and now feature in the Orkney Archaeology Society calendar for 2022! “
Letters:”Do the views and needs of Island communities carry any real weight with politicians and the public bodies who answer to them?”
“I guess it may seem strange to celebrate a day of strike action by workers providing a lifeline service, but in the case of the HIAL air traffic controllers I think that I am justified.”
Rhoda Grant, Labour MSP for the Highlands and Islands has described the latest figures for drugs deaths in Scotland as ‘devastating’ for individuals and their families.
Winds will be light. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
The ‘Improving Lairds’ and the Learmonths of Housebay: Robert, followed by his son Donald Horne Learmonth.Part 2
From Records of a bygone age by Ian Cooper
The Moon will be New on August 8th, and Full on August 22nd.