The Pages of the Sea event which is to take place on Scapa Beach on 11th of November, 3pm, will be a large-scale sand portrait of Lieutenant Robert William Taylor MC, from Flotta.
#Armistice 100 at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
The Orkney News joined the crowds on the streets of Kirkwall to watch the art installation on the walls of St Magnus Cathedral to remember the fallen in World War 1.
In this week 1918, Wilfred Owen was killed with only one week to go until the Armistice, here is one of his best known Poems. Disabled.
“The wars that gave birth to Remembrance Day were fought a long time ago. They were fought decades and generations ago. “
Orkney Walks: Scapa Bay & All It Holds
“Sunday the 28th October, a beautiful, sunny, crisp autumn day, and we thought we’d go to Scapa for a walk along the beach. “
Pages of the Sea: Community Workshop
On Tuesday evening, 30th of October, there was a workshop in the town hall concerning the “Pages of the sea” event to take place on Scapa beach.
The Great War: an Orkney Memorial Experience
It will run on a loop eight times from 5pm each evening between now and Remembrance Day on 11 November.
Poetry Corner: The War Vet
“Emotions pushed just so far back/ for fear his friends should see him crack;”
Noel Donaldson: “Never Such Innocence Again”
“Never such innocence,/Never before or since,”
Poppies of Different Colours for Remembrance
Nowadays you may see people wearing different colours of poppies symbolising the wider effects of war.