In Orkney we were sharply reminded on Monday that winter may not yet be over, today’s song and poem are a reflection of spring.
It is thought that by 1943, 2000 workers were being employed with the construction of the barriers with 1300 of these being Italian Prisoners of War
“When Beauty and Beauty meet/ All naked, fair to fair,”
“At very low tides it can be traced outwards for about a hundred yards continuously; but it looks more picturesque at about half tide”
Dignity and Pride
“Ah nearly turned an ran. It wis the Earl o bluidy Zetland.”
“For there I lost my father dear, /My father dear and brethren three. “