Benjamin Franklin,published a hoax letter criticising Britain’s colonial policies in the American colonies.
“The project will help us understand the detailed local events and people that have shaped the culture and heritage of these islands”
This was the largest peacetime operation of its day.
On the 15th of September 1830 the first passenger died as a result of a railway train incident.
Volunteers in Wick have been incredibly busy restoring a defence structure from World War 2.
The talk is on Saturday 14th of September at 7.30pm in King St Halls, Kirkwall.
Professor Wither’s talk was fascinating. His contention was that islands emerge through mapping.
A turf cutting ceremony has taken place at Lyness, marking the start of work to restore and improve the Scapa Flow Museum.
On the 1st of September 1914 The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
“I’m grateful to Flora Brown for allowing me to copy several photos of the ‘Shadowfax’ lying in the basin in Kirkwall”