The Orkney News Team wish you all a guid New Year.
From 9am to 9pm on Friday 15 January, writers of all levels from across Scotland can tweet pitch their work to top Scottish literary agents and publishers
The University of Aberdeen’s Zoology Museum which turned 50 on December 17 has launched a Memories Project to gather the recollections of visitors over the decades as part of a year-long programme of celebrations.
You can now experience collections from across Scotland’s islands by visiting online museums as part of the Between Islands Project.
In the windows over Christmas of the Northlight Gallery in Stromness is a Gathering of Santas, a Nativity from Malawi and a Christmas card by gallery owner Cary Welling.
“Capturing in sound the changing ways in which we have lived our lives over the last nine months is a unique way to preserve this period for future generations.”
“I hope people like the anthology. There is a great variety of writing and styles in there. And there does seem to be a growing interest in poetry at the moment, perhaps because people are taking more time to look at things.”
‘Love and understanding’
B-Lines is a response to the decline of bees and other pollinating insects, a plan for how to reconnect our wild places by creating a network of wildflowers across our landscapes.
North Ronaldsay has been successful in its fundraising campaign to have festive lights in the island for the first time.