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.
It’s one of the most intriguing mysteries in English history . What happened to the Princes in the Tower?
On 7th of February 2005, Ellen MacArthur became the fastest person to sail solo around the world taking 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes 33 seconds.
On 31st of January 1855, the UK Prime Minster George Hamilton Gordon, Lord Aberdeen resigned.
“Although I may have to leave the land, I am prepared to speak the truth, and will not be cowed by landlordism. I consider as Burns says – ‘a man’s a man for a’ that’” James Leonard
“By comparing the skeletal trauma of remains buried in various locations within a town like Cambridge, we can gauge the hazards of daily life experienced by different spheres of medieval society.”
“I’m watching a television series called ‘Back In Time For The Corner Shop’. The idea is to take an average corner shop, and follow its fortunes from the Victorian era, to the 1990’s.”
On 24th of January 1940, the film ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ was released.
Hoy Heritage Centre is delighted to have been awarded Museums and Galleries Scotland funding to undertake a community project to produce a series of podcasts celebrating the culture and heritage of Hoy.
His great hobby,however, appears to have been house building, for he built the mansion houses of Graemshall in Holm, Skaill in Sandwick, and Breckness in Stromness