May 17th is Norwegian Constitution Day. Orkney’s links with Norway have remained strong to this day.
John Mowat writes about the background and impact of The Declaration of Arbroath
“We, as Scotland, need to ask: what do we need to do? And is that achievable within the current political and constitutional framework?”
On 16th of February 1918 Lithuania reinstated its independence.
Today saw tens of thousands descend on Glasgow for an emergency march in light of December’s election result.
“Firstly, there is no hierarchy of courts. Parliament is answerable, equally, to every court in these lands.”
“I’ve felt for some time that Scotland has two parliaments: one which broadly represents its best interests, and one whose raison d’etre is to work against them.”
Why does Orkney celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day? John Mowat Secretary of the Orkney Norway Friendship Association explains the reasons for Norway’s Constitution Day and Orkney’s celebration of it.
Some thoughts on whisky…..
“It took a while for anyone to notice, then Prof. Colin Richards noticed, that the types of stone used at the Ring of Brodgar, were different, as you work your way round the circle. “