“It’s a handy little leaflet to have if you have an interest in the sites and/or the war years in Orkney, and, along with the Lyness leaflet, is available from the Tankerness House Museum, Kirkwall”
Each episode will take in different areas of Hoy parish and feature landmarks, local lore, archaeology, and flora and fauna.
It was on a dreadful night in 1969 that the Longhope lifeboat was launched to go to the aid of the Liberian vessel ‘Irene’ . All eight of the lifeboat crew were lost.
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Hoy Heritage Centre is delighted to have been awarded Museums and Galleries Scotland funding to undertake a community project to produce a series of podcasts celebrating the culture and heritage of Hoy.
“I know, it’s now spelt Houton – but, on an OS map of Orkney dated 1960, which we have pinned up on a door, it’s spelt Howton – and that’s how it’s pronounced – so, I’m going with that spelling.”
One of the two subsea cables which links Orkney to mainland Scotland, connecting up electricity distribution, has been successfully replaced by SSEN (Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks).
A planning application has been submitted by Orkney Islands Council for a six-turbine wind farm development at Wee Fea in Hoy.
Replacing one of the subsea cables which links Orkney to the Scottish Mainland is to begin. Two cables link Orkney’s electricity supply up to the National Grid.
‘Sharing content online and thinking of the website as an exhibition space in itself is one way of keeping our ‘doors open.’