Harry Josephine Giles’s Deep Wheel Orcadia has won the prestigious Arthur C Clarke Award for Science Fiction.
Weather Forecast: Windy and cloudy. Occasional rain and mist.
Often drier across Orkney with some brighter spells, but still rather breezy. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
Orkney Soundwaves : Revealing a Tapestry of Rich Stories
A new project utilising the amazing sound archive at Orkney Library and Archive has revealed a rich tapestry of stories recorded over a long period of time.
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.
‘Deep Wheel Orcadia’ by Harry Josephine Giles
“Overall, this is a beautifully written book. I loved the poetic nature of its verses.”
Letters: ‘Louty Keg’ ?
Here in Canada, when putting a container of milk behind the wood stove to warm before making butter, he referred to as the “louty keg”…I think.
Volunteers Needed for Orcadian Dialect Research
To get involved email email@example.com
Speakers of Orcadian Needed
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or www.speakunique.org
Shout Out for Orkney Voices
Prof Stephen Hawking who uses augmentative alternative communication