“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.”
“the inhabitants of Stromness did resolve to assert their natural liberties and therefore did refuse any longer to submit to this imposition”
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.
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.
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’.
Rebel Orkney: Tales of insurrection from Orcadian history is available to order from all good book sellers
Shireen Abu Aqleh was killed on 11th of May 2022.
Straw was once the choice material for Orcadians which they skilfully twisted and prepared for a myriad of uses around the farmstead.
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.
‘Conquered by No One: A People’s History of the Scots who made the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320’ takes us on the fascinating journey after Bannockburn through those who attached their seals to this iconic document.