Rather cloudy start then becoming brighter with sunny spells developing. Also dry much of the time but there will be a few passing showers. More in the way of sunshine later. Occasionally fresh westerly breeze. Maximum temperature 16 °C.
Celebrating our rural Post Boxes
“My husband was called for what he thought was going to be a Covid plus ‘Flu vaccination. When he arrived at the hospital he was told that he’s only eligible for the ‘Flu jab.”
The original remnants were recovered in 1901 from the wreck of a Roman ship off the island of Antikythera in Greece, giving it its name. Initially it looked just like a mass of bronze and wood, corroded after its time under the sea, and was largely ignored as it looked too complex to be contemporary with the other finds in the ship, and was thought to be from a much later period.
“If you could sit with me beside the sea to-day,”
Today, the numbers we were talking about – the exporting of forty bottles of whisky per second, the incredible contribution of farming to Scotland’s GDP – are now very much a mainstream discussion. It’s hugely encouraging that promotion of one of Scotland’s greatest success stories is being championed widely.
Helen and Kenny Armet are back with this traditional recipe for Bere Bannocks using bere meal ground at The Barony Mill Birsay, Orkney. This film is a Doors Open Days event.
The Vintage Club display on Broad Street as part of the Orkney International Science Festival is always impressive -and 2023 didn’t disappoint. Here’s a short film of what was on show.
Patchy rain developing over Orkney this morning although a bright start possible, Shetland dry and bright. The rain will turn heavier and more persistent through the afternoon and extend north into Shetland. Winds mainly light. Maximum temperature 16 °C.
What got me completely hooked was the first ‘Lost Planet’ radio serial on Children’s Hour, by the late Angus MacVicar, in 1953.