One of the youngest workers in Hoy was Jean Lyon, 14, of Clett with the oldest being Ann Lyon, 55 recorded in the census as living in ‘A Chamber’.
Hoy has been named as one of six islands which will be supported by the Scottish Government to be carbon neutral in 18 years time.
Emma Roddick MSP: Finding a “balance in achieving net-zero whilst also not pushing island communities further into fuel poverty”
“A greener country cannot just mean flashy statistics; it has to also mean that those living here can afford to heat their homes in winter without starving.”
The islands are the first in Orkney to implement their own specific island biosecurity plan in a collaboration between project and island community to protect the area from the invasive non-native stoats.
The reopening of the historic attraction, built during the Napoleonic Wars to protect merchant ships, is part of Historic Environment Scotland (HES)’s seasonal roll out for 2022.
Rackwick, Hoy – Just a small sample of the colourful, pleasingly rounded stones
On 1st March 1917 HMS Pheasant an M Class Destroyer was sunk when it struck a mine, off Rora Head, Orkney.
Moderate occasionally fresh south to southwesterly wind. Maximum temperature 7 °C.
Planning permission is for two six-turbine Council owned wind farms at Quanterness, just outside Kirkwall and at Wee Fea in Hoy.
We parked in the small car park by the Stromness reservoir, and walked up the track to the left, going gently uphill, looking back to a lovely view of the reservoir itself.