“In 1771 Magnus entered the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company as a labourer and remained with the company for thirty years. At this time two thirds of the workforce of the company were Orkney men and I’m sure he would have known several men who had already signed up. “
Orkney will face economic shock and possible job losses, noting that over 25% of the workforce in Orkney will be exposed to economic damage from a no-deal Brexit.
On this day in 1472 Orkney and Shetland were given to Scotland by Norway as a dowry payment.
January 29th 2019, Orkney
Orkney has always featured at the top of lifestyle surveys but how accurately do they reflect the real life of living in the islands?
Orkney is the only place in the United Kingdom that generates its entire power supply from clean energy and has become one the most promising sites for low-carbon energy research in the world.
a bit misty at 5.30am this morning
Closing date 31st of January 2019
Helen Woodsford-Dean and Ragnhild Ljosland have self-published an ebook of poems ‘They Wur Cheust Folk’ to commemorate the memorial to the historic victims of the witchcraft trials at Gallow’ha.
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