MSPs on the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee considered a petition presented by Claire Mitchell QC to pardon and memorialise those convicted under the Witchcraft Act 1563.
It was on a dreadful night in 1969 that the Longhope lifeboat was launched to go to the aid of the Liberian vessel ‘Irene’ . All eight of the lifeboat crew were lost.
On February 19th 2020, in a quiet German town called Hanau, a deadly shooting attack took place.
The 75th anniversary of VJ Day was commemorated in Kirkwall at the War Memorial on Saturday 15th of August. The short service was held with adherence to the public health restrictions of […]
“we were thinking of a short, gentle walk, and bethought ourselves of the Covenanters Memorial, in Deerness. “
In Scotland this would be at Borders Crematorium, Stirlingshire Crematorium and West Lothian Crematorium.
“Each memorial will be a special place where people can come to remember and reflect, and to give thanks to the wonderful way that the NHS, key workers and whole communities pulled together during this crisis.”
International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) takes place every year on 28th of April.
In the early hours of 31 March 1945 (75 years ago today) a lone US Liberator bomber crashed on the outskirts of Kirkwall.
After years of dedicated hard work and research Orkney is about to see the unveiling of the memorial to the victims of the historic witchcraft trials on Saturday 9th of March.