“We were taken from the ore-bed and the mine”
As we approach the 80th Anniversary of the sinking of HMS Royal Oak, we visited The Orkney Museum’s exhibit of remembrance.
A turf cutting ceremony has taken place at Lyness, marking the start of work to restore and improve the Scapa Flow Museum.
“We look forward to working with the design team and client on this exciting and challenging contract.”
They show the accelerating deterioration of the wartime buildings in Lyness 2017 -2019.
Anyone who has visited Hoy recently will have been dismayed at the lack of progress for the renovation of the Lyness Museum – aka Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum.
Here is a short compilation of the highlights of the day.
On Hoy, at Lyness Naval Cemetery, a ceremony will take place to remember the unarmed German sailors who were shot and killed on that day.
A Commemoration service will take place on Friday 21st of June 2019, 1pm at Lyness Naval Cemetery, Hoy.
A programme of events has been announced marking 100 years since the scuttling of the German High Seas fleet in Scapa Flow.