“In 1876, the first ploughing match was held in Stronsay, this being only contested by competitors of the farms of Holland and Housebay”
From over 100,000 sailors at sea, 1 in 10 died or were wounded
‘These immense blocks of stone stood around the pirate in the grey light of the dawning, like the phantom forms of antediluvian giants.’ Sir Walter Scott
“The North-east of Scotland was one the areas that had very strong connections with the European Beaker phenomenon 4,000 years ago.”
“Some things which were there, are gone, many things are now there, which weren’t there when this map was made”
The Italians in Orkney 1941 – 1944 written by James MacDonald
On 24th of May 1153 Malcolm IV was crowned King of Scots.
It’s a fair trek to the Covenanters Memorial at Deerness but for those who do the views from it are outstanding.
On 17th of May 1749 Edward Jenner was born in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England.
Monday 18th of May is International Museums Day.