“In the late summer of 1835, 19-year old Joseph Clouston, who had been born in Stromness but was then living at Nisthouse in Harray, arrived at the coastal town of Anamaboe.”
On 5th of July 1948 the National Health Service in Scotland was created.
“West Africa was the source of the enslaved people who were trafficked across the Atlantic to provide the labour on the plantations of the Americas and the West Indies.”
On the 28th of June 1846 perhaps the most sexy sounding of musical instruments, the saxophone, was patented by Adolphe Sax.
“Faill not to keep your sone diligent reading and wreating yt he loss not what he hes attained”
The use and meaning of maps was the subject of a fascinating online talk from Chris Fleet of the National Library of Scotland.
“the inhabitants of Stromness did resolve to assert their natural liberties and therefore did refuse any longer to submit to this imposition”
‘Sharing content online and thinking of the website as an exhibition space in itself is one way of keeping our ‘doors open.’
“There were a number of ‘enterprising Orcadian planters, and, of course, slave-holders in the West Indies.’”
On 21st of June 1919 the German High Seas Fleet was scuttled in Scapa Flow, Orkney