Tag: Ian Cooper

The Church in Stronsay Part 1

“For well over a thousand years the Church has played an important role in life in Orkney and, while there is no exact date for the coming of Christianity to the isles, there is some evidence to suggest that Irish monks had visited the islands, some possibly even settling here, by the early 700s.”

The rise and fall o’ the milkan coo – Part 3

“Much of the farm butter would have been sold, most of it bartered with the travelling shop vans that came around. Many of the farms had their own wooden butter stamp to imprint their name on the butter so that customers could see whose butter was being offered. Many of these customers would have their preferred maker of butter and would look to buy it where possible”