On 21st of April, 1838, John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland.
On the 14th of April 1578,(?) James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, ( aka the Duke of Orkney) third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, died at Dragsholm Castle in Denmark. (or did he?)
The Hope ( The Hup) is a delightful village with a lot going on so it would be a pity if visitors and locals alike just passed through it instead of taking the time to have a dander about.
William Porter who was born in the Friern Barnet area of North London on 11th of December 1896.
On April 7th 1915 Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Fagan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Orkney News intends to make a documentary film telling the individual stories of those who died, what impact their loss had on their friends and families and why it is important that their sacrifice is remembered today.
Despite the rain and the wind archaeologists from Orkney Centre for Archaeology (ORCA) were scraping and shovelling at the top of Castle Street Kirkwall.
“I’ve now added that to my list for Saturday in Kirkwall – “Go and see bits of Castle””
Patrick Gordon was born on 31st of March 1635 in Auchleuchries, Aberdeenshire.
a free online tool, The Scottish Emigration Database, contains the records of 21,000 people who set sail from Scottish ports to cross the Atlantic.