By sheer hard work and canny business sense John Tait built up his business in Albert Street supplying other traders and people throughout the islands.
The Tog, led by Kirkwall City Pipe Band, saw the welcome return of children and the public joining in the walk from the Pier Head to St Magnus Cathedral.
‘Fiat Lux’ – ‘Let there be light’
St Magnus Cathedral Graffiti Project leaflet launched
“It holds the light, and its shape echoes the shape of the window above, made of coloured glass and therefore giving multi-coloured light.”
In the 1841 census the oldest woman working at plaiting straw was 75 year old Catherine Wilson of Wellington Street.
The beauty of St Magnus Cathedral as the new doors bring in the light
Churchill Barriers, Kirkwall, St Margaret’s Hope and Stronsay
The vessels in Kirkwall Harbour and Marina are looking splendid for the Festive Season.
Moderate to fresh southwest breeze. Maximum temperature 10 °C.