Tales of Insurrection from Orcadian History
“It was a time when the two independent nations of England and Scotland shared one king. It was a time of Covenanters and Cavaliers. It was a time of civil war, betrayal and regicide.”
Rebel Orkney: Tales of insurrection from Orcadian history is available to order from all good book sellers
“When my parents bought the farm of Midgarth from the Tait family in 1948, one of the items left in the farmhouse was an intricately carved oak tiller just over a metre long “
“John Gow was born in Wick in 1698 then, the following year, moved with his parents, prosperous businessman William Gow and his wife Margaret Calder, to Stromness where he was educated before sailing ‘before the mast’ for a number of years. “
True stories from Orkney’s past are retold by Fiona Grahame and illustrated with remarkable pictures and photographs by Martin Laird.
Art work and photographs from the recently published ‘Rebel Orkney’ will be exhibited at the Northlight Gallery Stromness starting on Monday 29th of November. The delay in opening is due to the issues from the aftermath of Storm Arwen.
Art work and photographs from the recently published ‘Rebel Orkney’ will be exhibited at the Northlight Gallery Stromness from this Saturday, 27th November.
Orcadian artist Martin Laird and writer Fiona Grahame will be at the J.Gow Distillery shop, Lamb Holm on Saturday, 16th of October, where their book ‘Rebel Orkney’ is on sale.
Subtitled “tales of insurrection from Orcadian history”, Rebel Orkney tells the story of some of those who dared to stand apart (for better or worse).