The first ever conference about bere barley is being held in Orkney today (Thursday 29th June) at UHI Orkney College.
To name all the flowers found in this neighbourhood would be to give almost the complete flora of the county
The Oyce has not always been what it now is, – an arm of the sea at high water and a stretch of mud and sand with low water.
On Friday there is an open afternoon where visitors will be invited to meet the team, see the results of the work and try some practical activities.
A programme of community archaeology activities and events that will explore the story of St Magnus and medieval Orkney.
Suffer this gent the bearer thereof, John Grahame, to passe to Edenbor, with his servant and two horses, and backe again into Kirkwall into ye Isls of Orkney,
The first phase of the community archaeology project 13th – 16th June
Once the thaw started it was very rapid. The huge quantities of ice and snow that had built up over the winter melted rapidly.
His great hobby,however, appears to have been house building, for he built the mansion houses of Graemshall in Holm, Skaill in Sandwick, and Breckness in Stromness
the annual Orkney Heritage Society evening trip to the uninhabited island of Eynhallow on Tuesday 4th July.