“The British pound fell around 3% to below $1.1 on Friday, a fresh low since 1985, after the government announced several tax cuts, in an attempt to boost economic growth. ” Trading Economics
Editorial: The Need For Speed
This week councillors in Orkney got themselves in quite a fankle debating whether or not there should be a 20mph speed limit in Finstown.
‘All Issues Are Political Issues’: Following the Money
“In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” George Orwell
“We shall make a different future.” Tom Johnston’s Vision 70 Years Ago
His idea was to create cheaper energy for the Highlands and Islands with the surplus produced being sold to the South for a profit.
Of Cromwell, Cavaliers and Covenanters: Orkney Under Occupation
“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.”
Civil Disobedience in Stromness: Alexander Graham
“the inhabitants of Stromness did resolve to assert their natural liberties and therefore did refuse any longer to submit to this imposition”
The Orcadians Who Fought At Bannockburn
From the field at Bannockburn, a knight, clad in shining armour, rode with great haste, bringing the news of the victory to the north and onwards to the islands of Orkney.
Orcadian Stories #YS2022
The Orkney News is very pleased to announce that as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories we have been awarded funding to make a series of short films highlighting stories from Orkney.
The Strawplaiters of Hoy, Graemsay, Walls, Flotta and Faray
One of the youngest workers in Hoy was Jean Lyon, 14, of Clett with the oldest being Ann Lyon, 55 recorded in the census as living in ‘A Chamber’.
A Bit of Rebellion for Father’s Day
Rebel Orkney: Tales of insurrection from Orcadian history is available to order from all good book sellers