Stronsay is one of Orkney’s most fertile of islands. It established the first Agricultural Society in Orkney in 1783, a year before the ‘Highland Society of Scotland’ (the forerunner of the ‘Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland’) was established in Edinburgh in 1784.
The Lost Gardens of Orkney (7) Fertilisers
With the growth in popularity in gardening, especially after people saw the importance of home grown food during the shortages of World War 1, gardening advice columns appeared in newspapers and magazines.
What is going on?
As the reality of massive rises in our energy bills arrives in our In-Box or Letter Box, households and businesses are struggling to find how they will pay. Faced with, at the same time, rises in basic foods, mortgages and rents – we ask – What is going on?
The Lost Gardens of Orkney (2) Balfour Hospital
This story features both a family named ‘Garden’ and of course gardens or grounds of what was once Orkney’s Hospital.
“This is about more than our politics and our laws. This is about who we are, how we carry ourselves.” Donald Dewar
Section 35 in the Scotland Act will be used for the first time and its use is by the Secretary of State for Scotland , Alister Jack Tory MP for Dumfries and Galloway.
The Lost Gardens of Orkney (1) War Memorial Garden
Orkney Memorial Garden Scheme 1949 – This series will explore the hidden gems of the gardens that have either been lost in Orkney or that have changed substantially since they were first created.
“Moral principle is a looser bond than pecuniary interest”. Abraham Lincoln
As the Cost of Living crisis bites ever deeper into working families and local businesses, many of those who represent us are raking in eye watering amounts of money – in extra earnings, gifts and donations.
Norman Rushbrook: The Men In Black
Premiering on Saturday 19th of November at 4.30pm on The Orkney News YouTube channel is the next in the series of films ‘Orcadian Stories’.
Kim Foden: ‘The Televisor’
Premiering tonight, 17th of November at 7pm on The Orkney News YouTube Channel is the first in a series of films: Orcadian Stories.
Words Matter: “No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”
Words matter. Especially those used by people who have power and influence. Those words should be truthful and honest.