Robert Watson, a Minister on Hoy, records in his survey of 1850, that there were no medical practitioners in the island.
“Elections are about ideas, manifestos, Parties & Candidates as well as voting in the Constituency and the List. “
By combining the sciences and the humanities, University of Groningen researchers have cracked the code, which enables them to discover the scribes behind the scrolls.
It is a period of stability and change, explained Martin Carruthers, it is generational with its rhythms and routines.
On 25th of April 1990 the Hubble space telescope was placed into orbit by the space shuttle Discovery.
On 18th of April 1916, Edith Wharton, was appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest award, for her contribution to the war effort.
The viking grave at Gurness, Mainland, Orkney located where it is now perched perilously close to the edge of the coastline is, remarks Christina Lee, a special link between the old and the new – between the sea and the land.
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.
‘When all is said and done, life is first and foremost about salt fish.’ Halldor Laxness, Salka Valda (1931)
On 11th of April 1831, the Lewis Chess Pieces, were put on public display at the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, shortly after their rediscovery in a sand bank on the island of Lewis.