A look back as today, Saturday 24th of September, Arcadia Park, is officially opened.
Although it is still very much under construction, you can see how bonnie the planting at the Community Park at Papdale is already.
Broad Street in Kirkwall was bathed in sunshine yesterday for the Science Festival Vintage Car & Motorbike Display.
In the summer of 1905 a large motor car arrived on the Steamer St Ninian. It was capable of carrying 16 people and was described as being ‘long-looked-for’.
Over the two days of 6th and 7th of August, the Orkney Classic and Vintage Show will be held at Orkney Auction Mart.
“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” ― Chinese proverb
He was to become one of the most important traders in Kirkwall but David Ramsay was not from Orkney. What brought him to the islands in the early years of the 19th century and what drove his success?
“It was a time when the two independent nations of England and Scotland shared one king. It was a time of Covenanters and Cavaliers. It was a time of civil war, betrayal and regicide.”
This is the story of how one son built upon his father’s pioneering business to make a great success in his own right.
“the inhabitants of Stromness did resolve to assert their natural liberties and therefore did refuse any longer to submit to this imposition”