“We were thinking of where to go – not too far – and we settled on Evie Sands (aka Aikerness Beach).”
On 21st of June 1919 the German High Seas Fleet was scuttled in Scapa Flow, Orkney
“Before it was a bookshop the premises were part of Stockan’s bakery. Before that the tiny building was a tea shop, a painters and a grocers.”
A development of 16 houses is to go ahead in Toab, twice the recommended density for the area.
Two Orcadian women, artist Fiona MacInnes and Kelly Marwick have collaborated to produce a poster for the campaign Black Lives Matter in Orkney.
The procession slips across the meadow/senses acute to birdsong,
“Because poultry welfare standards are significantly worse in America than in the EU (bird cages are 28% smaller, for example) chicken carcasses are washed with chlorine dioxide.”
“With the resources available to us, we calculate that the majority of our children and young people would be at school for two days a week at best.”
Review of ‘How Scotland Lost Her Parliament and what came of it’ by Charles Waddie, 1891, available now on the Random Scottish History website.
“Nearly 80 million women, children and men around the world have been forced from their homes as refugees or internally displaced people.”