Rousay is one of Orkney’s smaller islands and is but a short ferry journey from the largest in the archipelago, Mainland.
Governments can put in all sorts of restrictions and give us stacks of advice on how to stay safe but it all comes down to us – to our individual actions – if we are ever to eliminate Covid.
“It was a time when the two independent nations of England and Scotland shared one king. It was a time of Covenanters and Cavaliers. It was a time of civil war, betrayal and regicide.”
Patrick Stewart, whose father Robert was the son of King James V and Euphemia Elphinstone, had inherited the title Earl of Orkney.
“”transport is now the highest emitting sector in Scotland, responsible for roughly 36% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2018. Emissions are largely unchanged on 1990 levels.”
Over 14 million already in poverty, 1.6million used food banks last year, and the impact of Brexit is still to come.
“ we lived in an eerie borderland between the seen and the unseen worlds” F.M. McNeill
“the inhabitants of Stromness did resolve to assert their natural liberties and therefore did refuse any longer to submit to this imposition”
‘These immense blocks of stone stood around the pirate in the grey light of the dawning, like the phantom forms of antediluvian giants.’ Sir Walter Scott
The Italians in Orkney 1941 – 1944 written by James MacDonald