Orcadian Kim Foden traces the footsteps of her ancestor Magnus Twatt, who left Orkney to work for the Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada in the 18th Century.
Weather Forecast: Yellow Warning Snow & Ice
Cold and windy with wintry showers. Severe gales over Shetland.
Trish Spence & Elke Pearson: For The Makers
Premiering today, 15th of December at 4pm on the Orkney News YouTube channel is the next in the film series ‘Orcadian Stories.’
Joe Horrocks: A Little Monkey Puzzle
In this short film he talks about Edwin Harrold, the eccentric creator of Happy Valley, and his legacy. Both retain a special place in the hearts and minds of many Orcadians.
Orcadian Stories at Northlight
Martin Laird’s exhibition of portrait photographs of islanders featured in his latest film ‘Orcadian Stories’ opens today, Saturday 26th of November at the Northlight Gallery Stromness
Andy Swain ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’
Premiering on Saturday 26th of November at 4pm is the next in Martin Laird’s series of films, ‘Orcadian Stories’, for Scotland’s Year of Stories: Andy Swain ‘Shoulder To Shoulder’
Bruce Fletcher ‘The Stronsay Limpet’
Premiering Wednesday 23rd of November at 12 midday on The Orkney News YouTube channel is Martin Laird’s film where Bruce Fletcher speaks about ‘The Stronsay Limpet.
Weather Forecast: Bright with showers, prolonged over Orkney.
Feeling cold. Maximum temperature 7 °C.
‘The Aim Was Song’
“Before man to blow to right
The wind once blew itself untaught”
Eleanor Turner ‘A Small Cog’
Eleanor Turner was secretary and administrator with the St. Magnus Festival from 1981-1986, as well as a singer with the Festival Chorus.