Writing as Islandman, George Mackay Brown describes for us this time of year and a tale of old times. Autumn comes, and then winter. Poised between the steady scent-laden warm-breathed glow of […]
Writing in The Orkney Herald at the start of the New Year of 1949, Islandman (aka George Mackay Brown) gives us some words to think on. THE ORKNEY PATRIOTS It is a […]
“The character of human beings is, unfortunately, a fleeting thing, but the character of scenes and landscapes endures for periods that laugh at history as we know it.” Islandman
“This week, for one week only, Stromness will be the centre of Orkney. Some local merchants think it should be the centre of the islands all the time. ” – Islandman
“Everything dissolves into moonlight, and the moonlight is enchantment made visible. And O! what moon-silvered phrases drop, in shivering ecstasy, from the lips of fairies and mortals! “
Sar-sgeoil: Greenvoe airs on BBC ALBA on Tuesday 21 March at 9pm and will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer for 30 days after.
“It is not often realised by Orcadians how closely this lovely song touches us” GMB
Brisk southerly winds. Warm in shelter. Maximum temperature 19 °C.
“I recently read a story by George MacKay Brown called ‘Brig-O-Dread’. “
“I was looking for something to read – again.”