The archives showcase rural and urban Scotland in the 1970s and 1980s, from crofts in the Highlands and farms in Orkney to large estates in Fife and tenements in Glasgow.
“Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be” Billy Connolly
The Third of May 1808 by Francisco Goya depicting the brutality of war on civilian resistance was revolutionary for its day and inspired future works by many later artists.
Very little remains of what was once a massive airfield in World War 2 set up to protect the Royal Navy’s fleet at Scapa Flow.
Over the last 10 years, a dedicated sub-group of Birsay Heritage Trust volunteers have carried out clearance on the site, organised local tours and run community open days.
On the 26th of April 1954 the film Seven Samurai was released.
The resources are suitable for all ages encouraging learning at home through creativity, play and investigation.
John Mowat writes about the background and impact of The Declaration of Arbroath
“The idea of listening to a fictionalised annotated manuscript inspired by Fadlan’s travels and writing style was rather intriguing.”
For just over one hundred years of publishing, from 1860 to 1961, The Orkney Herald newspaper delivered honest and well informed news every Tuesday to islanders.