Images of Hoy by Mirran Hall
“So what is the main element of this part? Why a thrilling car chase and rescue… well thrilling for 1940s anyway. “
Orkney International Science Festival has launched a Wildlife Photography Competition as part of this year’s festival, and entries are now open.
“You may give them your love but not your thoughts,/ For they have their own thoughts.” Kahlil Gibran
Bookbug Week is taking place this week (15–21 May), encouraging little ones and their families to dance to their favourite songs and rhymes and then cosy up with a story.
On 14th of May 1787 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to draw up an American Constitution.
Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkin’s conceptual drawing of the Paleozoic Museum. Image credit Annual report of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Park (1858)
Gardening implements could be expensive, especially the larger ones like stone rollers which would be used to flatten lawns in large gardens. These were usually pulled by men as there was concern that if horses or other animals were used the lawns might be damaged. Casual labour would often be used for this purpose supervised, of course, by the head gardener.
On the 12th of May, 2023, join the millions of people around the world who will be participating on this day by holding various events to raise awareness for fibromyalgia, an invisible and life altering chronic condition.
“The islanders complain they are now totally cut off. Before the war the islanders could rely on a regular two vessel service, but this was withdrawn when the barrier was opened.” – Sunday Post 08.02.1948