It was a story that in the winter of 1942 would set the printed presses rolling from its beginnings in Orkney, south to Edinburgh and onwards to London.
“How large unto the tiny fly/Must little things appear!-“
“There is nothing, quite like preparing for a long international flight than being taken through a market with the smell of rotting flesh, but yes there in front of me was a family pulling their bags too.”
On 6th of August 1945 the USA detonated an atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima
“West Africa is where Old Peugeots 405s come to die, even then they are resurrected and live, in a zombie state, on the streets. This was one such 405. “
One of the most-quoted lines from Casablanca, “Here’s looking at you, kid.”
Sometime ago I travelled to Burkina Faso for work. This is a description of what happened and how I saw the trip. It has some humour is has some observations about the country or more specifically the Capital Ouagadougou. Things almost certainly will have changed since then, some for the better some for the worse, the country is now influenced by the Wagner Group.
Ian Cooper – “This photo would probably have been taken sometime in 1953/54 as the Church was opened in May 1955and shows some of the workmen who were involved in the building of the new Kirk having a break, Note the machinery in the background – I have a feeling that Health and Safety regulations may not have been quite as strict then as they are today! Standing: James Mowat, Johnno Miller, Tom Carter, James Work Snr, George (Dod) Burghes, Ernest Firth, (contractor) & Sammy Reid. Sitting: Ronnie Garson, Edward Dunnet, Frances Craigie, John Miller, John Pottinger. “
A view from the Hamnavoe to the Graemsay Ferry.
Gerry Hassan and Alec Ross in conversation at the Gatehouse of Fleet Big Lit Festival 2023.