North to northwest winds occasionally strong. Maximum temperature 11 °C.
A Bit of Rebellion for Father’s Day
Rebel Orkney: Tales of insurrection from Orcadian history is available to order from all good book sellers
Weather Forecast: Mainly dry with some bright intervals today. Rain later tonight.
A lot of dry weather expected through the day, perhaps a passing shower more especially across Orkney. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
The Fairy Dance: new look to an ancient #Orkney Tale for Scotland’s Year of Stories
In addition to folklore, the story draws from personal experience including memories of the late Dougie Shearer (1912-2002), who was a photographer, film-maker, and operator of the Phoenix Cinema in Kirkwall, as well as a talented violinist and teacher.
Weather Forecast: Damp this morning, brightening up this afternoon.
Moderate to fresh southwest breeze veering westerly in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
Weather Forecast: Sunshine and only a few light showers. Cooler than Sunday.
Maximum temperature 9 °C.
A Few Words About Straw
Straw was once the choice material for Orcadians which they skilfully twisted and prepared for a myriad of uses around the farmstead.
An Orkney Straw House #EarthDay
Nick wanted to construct a greener alternative to traditional house building methods and built his home out of straw bales.
The Martyrdom of Magnus
At each stage of their pilgrimage the story teller had recounted another part of the life of this quiet son of Earl Erlend who was to become Orkney’s saint.
Weather Forecast: Dry with sunny spells
Occasionally fresh southerly breeze. Maximum temperature 14 °C.