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.
Kirkwall Crowds Celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day 2022
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.
More Light In St. Magnus’ Cathedral
‘Fiat Lux’ – ‘Let there be light’
St Magnus Cathedral Graffiti Project
St Magnus Cathedral Graffiti Project leaflet launched
A Vessel Of Light In St. Magnus’
“It holds the light, and its shape echoes the shape of the window above, made of coloured glass and therefore giving multi-coloured light.”
The Kirkwall Streets Where The Strawplaiters Lived
In the 1841 census the oldest woman working at plaiting straw was 75 year old Catherine Wilson of Wellington Street.
‘You Are Welcome Here’ : St Magnus Cathedral
The beauty of St Magnus Cathedral as the new doors bring in the light
SEPA Updated Flood Alert
Churchill Barriers, Kirkwall, St Margaret’s Hope and Stronsay
Still The Night
The vessels in Kirkwall Harbour and Marina are looking splendid for the Festive Season.
Weather Forecast: Mainly cloudy with rain at times.
Moderate to fresh southwest breeze. Maximum temperature 10 °C.