the annual Orkney Heritage Society evening trip to the uninhabited island of Eynhallow on Tuesday 4th July.
The second phase of flooding was one of the most disastrous natural events to occur in Central Europe during the past millennium
The entrance to a broch is generally about S.E., and a passage runs through the thickness of the wall to the interior court
“The aristae of the barley, which was coming into ear, became brown and withered at their extremities, as did the leaves of the oats”
According to Geikie, there was a fall of ash in Caithness, Scotland, which spoiled the crops, and caused it to be called “the year of the ashie”
The visitor centre itself is located within the old pumping station and is simply hotching with exhibits.
Around midmorn on Whitsun, June 8th of 1783, in clear and calm weather,a black haze of sand appeared to the north of the mountains nearest the farms of the Siða area.
It is when you see the photographs and the personal messages that the horror and death that occurred in the early hours of that Autumn day really hit home.
“This house is about the things we have in common, the events we have lived through together. “
Dr Potter’s fascinating illustrated talk told of the artefacts found by John Rae as he encountered the native peoples of the region.