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.”
A right bonnie one in memory of Steven Miller
Scapa 100: The Orkney Story a 3 day conference will be held in Stromness, Orkney from the 17th – 20th October 2019.
On 18 August 1746 Arthur Elphinstone, Lord Balmerino, the Jacobite noble, was executed.
Murdoch Mackenzie’s 1750 chart of Orkney led to a revolution in mapmaking and was the standard work for navigators until the modern admiralty chart.
Fiona Frank gave a heartwarming talk in the Carnegie Room of the Orkney Library and Archive on Thursday 15th of August when she described her journey in tracing her family.
In 1791, a ship called The Fortune was sailing from Skye to America. On board the ship were Highlanders who were planning to emigrate to America.
The animated story of the Orcadian Woman’s Suffrage Society, won the award in the category of Most Creative/Original and was hand painted, created and directed by Martin Laird.
The sites are mainly free with a few having an admission charge and/or a tour offered.