Fresh from a bucket-list trip to Brodgar, this poem, by internationally respected poet, John Mingay, evokes the connections between Brodgar, Brodgar Ness and Stenness, as well as between ancient communities and the mysteries of the skies above.
At the 1861 Lammas Fair islanders flocked to see Robert Flett demonstrate the first steam engine made wholly in Orkney.
Bonny purple heather, eyebright & grass of parnassus flowers in full bloom, overlooking the Brough of Deerness.
14th of August is Pakistan’s independence day. This is a poem by Kishwar Naheed one of the best known feminist poets of Pakistan.
Rev Y Gooljary, a licensed Minister in the Episcopal Church, Edinburgh, has written to the owners of what is now the Columba Hotel in Iona about its history and where the money came from to build it in the 19thC.
Shapinsay has an area of 29.5 square kilometres (11.4 sq mi). The main settlement is Balfour village.
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