His great hobby,however, appears to have been house building, for he built the mansion houses of Graemshall in Holm, Skaill in Sandwick, and Breckness in Stromness
The lighthouse the erection of which by the Northern Lighthouse Commissioners was begun in the year 1892 is situated on the highest part of the island
The position of Sule Skerry is put down as 59 degrees 4′ 45″ north latitude, and 4 degrees 24′ west longitude.
we cut trenches at different points and were rewarded for our trouble by unearthing a wall
In the summer of 1900 I commenced the excavation of a large mound on the farm of Westerleafea
Although a very abundant species, few cases of more brilliant plumage are met with in Britain
In Spring and Autumn one may say the lapwing is shy whereas in May and June it s a bold and fearless bird
Passing on to the Black Crag, say in the end of May or beginning of June, the sight is one not to be forgotten
The last and largest comes the high-backed or ‘heeded stul’. This stool was at one time the easy chair of the Orkney cottage.
When rents were paid in kind and grain had to be stored till summer, farmers not having lofts had to store their grain in what was called a ‘beek’.