Scapa 100: The Orkney Story a 3 day conference will be held in Stromness, Orkney from the 17th – 20th October 2019.
A woman of independent mind.
On 18 August 1746 Arthur Elphinstone, Lord Balmerino, the Jacobite noble, was executed.
Murdoch Mackenzie’s 1750 chart of Orkney led to a revolution in mapmaking and was the standard work for navigators until the modern admiralty chart.
“Iceland was not just built by Norsemen but equally by Celtic women whose spirit is still very much alive today.”
Have you seen many red admirals this year?
Fiona Frank gave a heartwarming talk in the Carnegie Room of the Orkney Library and Archive on Thursday 15th of August when she described her journey in tracing her family.
Tickets are available from the Science Festival website or buy from the Tourist Information Centre beside the Bus Station in Kirkwall.
Including the Kirkwall Harbour Flood Defence Scheme, a £1.1 million project backed by 80% funding from the Scottish Government.
The Bookbug Hero Award and the Learning Professional Award 2020 run by the Scottish Book Trust, are open for applications.
“Public control will provide much-needed continuity of employment”