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’.
In 1974 a group of East Kilbride factory workers refused to work on Rolls Royce engines used in planes of the Chilean Dictator Pinochet.
The largest demonstration Orkney has possibly seen in decades took place today, 26th of February when ordinary Orcadians came out to show their solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
A vigil is to be held in Orkney at 4pm today, 26th February, on the Green, St Magnus Cathedral. Details here: No War in Ukraine Vigil
Sovcomflot’s NS Champion, which also sails under a Liberian flag, left the port of Birkenhead today, 25th February, and is due in at Flotta, Orkney on Tuesday March 1st.
“This time, walking down the track to the beach we both noticed that the stone appears to be carefully placed facing out to sea, and wondered was it a marker stone for boats coming into the Bay?”
Two photographers, Mark Ferguson and Alan Savage, are sharing the windows at the Northlight Gallery, Stromness to show us some images of Flotta and St Magnus as part of FLOW Photofest.
“Unite is disappointed to hear the Petrofac have announced that 14 jobs are at risk of redundancy over in Orkney Flotta Oil Terminal. “
It remains the world’s worst offshore oil disaster in lives lost.
“The Flotta terminal has a working life left of less than a decade, but it could have an innovative future as for example a Green hydrogen hub, and we’d be delighted if that scenario transpires.”