The Tapestry is a thing of extraordinary love, telling the story of Scotland through the ages.
“For us here in Orkney and in the other two islands authorities, this document fails to deliver on the Islands Act. “
Subtitled “tales of insurrection from Orcadian history”, Rebel Orkney tells the story of some of those who dared to stand apart (for better or worse).
“It’s a callousness to the value we place on human lives that the UK Government has displayed in legislation going through the London Parliament.”
“It was in the early hours of Saturday the 5th of March 1938 that a tremendous fire ripped through the buildings occupied by Gardens drapery, bakery and stores, Bridge Street, Kirkwall”
At each stage of their pilgrimage the story teller had recounted another part of the life of this quiet son of Earl Erlend who was to become Orkney’s saint.
“It is very easy to think that we are the only ones who have ever lived in exceptional times. In every historical era people have faced challenges and adversities – threats even to the very existence of themselves and to their communities.”
It is a fascinating time in our history when personal feuds between the two leading players in the nation’s future direction almost destroyed the independence of Scotland.
“Politics is too serious a matter to be left to politicians.” Charles de Gaulle
There are only a few copies left of the publication available to purchase which went with the recent exhibition “The Rousay Clearances: Exodus from the Egypt of the North. “