I come from a musical placeWhere they shoot me for my songAnd my brother has been torturedBy my brother in my land. I come from a beautiful placeWhere they hate my shade […]
27th of November is Lancashire Day and was first held in 1996. It commemorates the day in 1295 when Lancashire first sent representatives to the English Parliament of King Edward I. Son […]
Writing in The Orkney Herald at the start of the New Year of 1949, Islandman (aka George Mackay Brown) gives us some words to think on. THE ORKNEY PATRIOTS It is a […]
Fall, Leaves, Fall Emily Brontë Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day; Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the autumn tree. I shall smile when wreaths […]
The Orkney Brewery has launched a new beer called Long Strides, inspired by the Orcadian explorer John Rae, who in the mid-19th Century discovered the North-West passage and the fate of the Franklin expedition which had been seeking it.
‘Earth, thou bonnie broukit bairn’
“In the last letter that I had from France
You thanked me for the silver Easter egg”
Image by Rosie Hopkins, Poetry by John Keats
On the 2nd of October 1263 the Battle of Largs took place which was to be a turning point in the history of Scotland.
“we sat under an old tree”