In the early hours of 31 March 1945 (75 years ago today) a lone US Liberator bomber crashed on the outskirts of Kirkwall.
Scotland is a nation of islands. Although today most of our population lives in an urban mainland setting, no one is ever far from the sea.
At 117 feet long and with a beam of 28 feet, this three-masted ship was built to be capable of sailing through broken ice, to act as an ice breaker and also to withstand the pressures of being trapped and frozen in the ice fields as happened many whalers of that time
Hoy, is the most dramatically spectacular of the inhabited islands of Orkney.
On 22nd of March 1895, the Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, put on show their first film at the Société d’Encouragement à l’Industrie Nationale.
A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Erm is a short animated film telling the story of the Orcadian Woman’s Suffrage Society
An exhibition of rarely seen photographs of Queen Victoria and the royal family at Balmoral will go on show at the University of Aberdeen from Sunday , March 8th.
On March 1st 1896 Henri Becquerel discovered spontaneous radioactivity.
The lives of the men from HMS Pheasant are highlighted in an exhibition at the Hoy Kirk Heritage Centre for the month of March.
Orcadian Margaret Tait is amongst 6 women who are commemorated on the Commemorative Plaque Scheme run by Historic Environment Scotland (HES).