The agreement between the UK, the EU and Norway is for Total Allowable Catches (TACs) and management measures for North Sea cod, haddock, whiting, saithe, plaice and herring.
Kirkwall Christmas Tree Lighting 2022
The Christmas tree on the Kirk Green outside St Magnus Cathedral was gifted by the county of Vestland in Norway.
Tree Lighting Weekend: Orkney Norway Friendship
The Tree Lighting Weekend activities with Norwegian visitors is back for the first time since 2019.
Tryggve Gran: Norwegian Adventurer Convicted of Treason
The complex life of ‘born adventurer’, polar explorer, World War I air ace, and sentenced for treason in 1948, Tryggve Gran, was covered by Robert Foden in his illustrated online talk for the Orkney Aviation Festival
The Greatest Viking, The Life of Olav Haraldsson by Desmond Seward.
The Greatest Viking will be the final book published by renowned historian Desmond Seward following his death in Spring 2022.
The Battle of Largs #OnThisDay
On the 2nd of October 1263 the Battle of Largs took place which was to be a turning point in the history of Scotland.
Vidkun Quisling’s name is now used to describe those who, whatever their excuse, collaborate with those who through mostly right wing policies, do harm to citizens of a country.
Scottish Salmon Exports Hit By Delays at Cross Channel Ports
Scottish salmon competes in the European marketplace with Norway, which has no disruption to its exports to EU countries. Norway is not in the EU but it is in the EEA (European Economic Area) giving it free access to the markets of the 27 EU countries.
“Surprising finds that shift the boundaries of our understanding.” Norwegian Melting Ice Patches
“Objects and remains of animals and human activity have been found that we didn’t even know existed. ” Birgitte Skar, NTNU (the Norwegian University of Science and Technology) University Museum.
Kirkwall Crowds Celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day 2022
The Tog, led by Kirkwall City Pipe Band, saw the welcome return of children and the public joining in the walk from the Pier Head to St Magnus Cathedral.