By Fiona Grahame “No greater ring-giver ever roamed with warguard” Earl Thorfinn The Mighty (1014 – c1060) ruled over lands in Orkney, Shetland, The Hebrides, Northern Scotland and parts of Ireland from […]
Information from The Met Office Today 28th November: It will be a bright day with broken cloud and some sunny intervals. Mainly dry too but there will be a few passing wintry […]
Here at The Orkney News we would like to thank everyone who came along and supported our Book Week/ Fair Saturday events this year. Based around the launch of ‘The Strawplaiters of […]
Tales of Insurrection from Orcadian History
“there could be no better way in which the name of Robert Garden could have been commemorated and perpetuated by his widow and family than by erecting that building. It would be a memorial for all time.” – William MacLennan, 1927
From the field at Bannockburn, a knight, clad in shining armour, rode with great haste, bringing the news of the victory to the north and onwards to the islands of Orkney.
Eleanor Turner was secretary and administrator with the St. Magnus Festival from 1981-1986, as well as a singer with the Festival Chorus.
George is a former Treasurer and Chairman of the Festival, as well as occasional director and singer with the Nø Boys.
Norman Rushbrook has been Lighting Manager with the St. Magnus Festival, since 1978.
80 Years on, What has happened to Tom Johnston’s Energy Vision for the Highlands & Islands “We shall make a different future” ?
His idea was to create cheaper energy for the Highlands and Islands with the surplus produced being sold to the South for a profit.