“This General Election has been called for naked party political purposes as the Tories attempt to crush Labour in England and Wales.”
Localisation of Common Agricultural Policy Needed
“Current CAP rules are too prescriptive and do not allow enough tailoring for local circumstances.”
Canines Compete for Crown (at Holyrood)
Local MSP Douglas Ross, Conservative, joined several of his Holyrood colleagues on Monday with their doggy friends to take part in the ‘Holyrood Dog of the Year’ competition.
Orkney & Shetland #GE17: It Begins
Can Carmichael, however, again manage to hold back the SNP? This time round the SNP have a new candidate, Miriam Brett, a young Shetlander.
House of European History is Open
“This house is about the things we have in common, the events we have lived through together. “
“Finding Franklin” at the John Rae Society Festival
Dr Potter’s fascinating illustrated talk told of the artefacts found by John Rae as he encountered the native peoples of the region.
The Trap Dykes of Stromness: Part 3
“Level with the Old Red Sandstone rocks, with the remains of the Coccosteus lying exposed on their surface, “
Poetry Corner: Among the Rocks
“Oh, good gigantic smile o’ the brown old earth, /This autumn morning!”
Nosing Around at El Hocico
Visitors who have dared to stay the night have been awoken with strange snifflings and snufflings from within the very walls themselves
Orkney Elects its First Green Councillor
Steve Sankey for the Scottish Greens made history today, Friday 5th May, when he was elected as an Orkney councillor.