“We arrived at Harold’s late parents, Hannah and William Kingfisher’s home. Hannah was William Twatt’s grand-daughter. “
It is thought that there are at least 1000 military veterans in Orkney and with 2 of the Orkney News’ Directors also being veterans we thought it was time to share again links to social groups, information and support that might be of interest to Orkney’s veterans.
“Thus began an extraordinary journey – the journey to meet my Cree relations, eighth cousins. “
Grade 2 is so easy./I just have to be there./I sit in my chair,/I don’t talk,/I listen.
William Twatt was one of nine chiefs who met the Queen’s Commissioner at Fort Carlton in August, 1876 to negotiate Treaty Six in order to preserve their way of life and culture while facing starvation and possible massacre at the hands of the settlers.
The Peedie Pier exhibition presented art-work by Primary and Secondary school pupils – some of Orkney’s youngest artists.
To celebrate both Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day Unison’s Sally George led a talk on Equal Pay for Women and The Gender Pay Gap.
Mary Lauchline McNeill was born on the 27th of September 1874 to Janet Jean Dewar and Daniel McNeill.
An exhibition of new research on Runes by UHI PhD Student Andrea Freund opens on Saturday 9th of March at Orkney Museum, Kirkwall.
It’s not exactly wild foraging, but, in our garden, we have a veg patch, in which Mike cultivates what could be called ‘weeds’, on purpose, to eat.