This was the largest peacetime operation of its day.
On the 15th of September 1830 the first passenger died as a result of a railway train incident.
Volunteers in Wick have been incredibly busy restoring a defence structure from World War 2.
The talk is on Saturday 14th of September at 7.30pm in King St Halls, Kirkwall.
Professor Wither’s talk was fascinating. His contention was that islands emerge through mapping.
A turf cutting ceremony has taken place at Lyness, marking the start of work to restore and improve the Scapa Flow Museum.
On the 1st of September 1914 The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
“I’m grateful to Flora Brown for allowing me to copy several photos of the ‘Shadowfax’ lying in the basin in Kirkwall”
On 25 August, in 1330, Sir James Douglas, known as “The Black Douglas“, The Good Sir James, hero of the Scottish Wars of Independence, died.
“His bust at Ružomberok City Hall was unveiled in 1937 as thanks for testimony on Černová tragedy 1907.”