On May 22nd 1570 the first atlas of the world was published by Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), a Flemish scholar and geographer.
A series of events celebrating the history of Scapa Flow will be available to watch live (and recorded) on the Orkney International Science Festival’s YouTube Channel and brought to you by Another Orkney Production (AOP)
By sheer hard work and canny business sense John Tait built up his business in Albert Street supplying other traders and people throughout the islands.
Also, the popular guided walks through the monuments of Kilmartin Glen have re-started and will be held every Wednesday afternoon until 26th of October 2022.
Audiobook Review:The Storm Before The Storm: The Beginning Of The End Of The Roman Republic by Mike Duncan
Friends! Romans! Countrymen! Lend me your ears!
Researchers from the University of Exeter have been examining graffiti made by soldiers in an African fort as they watched the seas for approaching ships.
Mike’s mother’s maiden name was Russell – of the shoe making family.
“A glance at Queen Street Stromness and one is at once transported in imagination away to some old Highland village, where all live under one roof, a pleasant and happy family.”
On 1st of May 1707 the Act of Union was passed by the Parliaments of Scotland and England.
Straw was once the choice material for Orcadians which they skilfully twisted and prepared for a myriad of uses around the farmstead.